We’re shaking things up a bit this year!
We love drag in its traditional form as much as anyone. But our mission is to represent and support the entire LGBTQ community. In the spirit of inclusion, we are opening up the pageant this year to anyone seeking to offer an artistic interpretation of gender.
We want everyone in our beautiful community to feel that they are welcome to share their art form. We want our audience to witness the wonderful diversity that we contain.
This year, any drag-style entertainer is welcome to compete for this prestigious title. That includes but is not limited to Femmes, Queens, Transgender Entertainers, and Kings. The winner will reign as the face of Blue Ridge Pride.
Drag has long been at the forefront of the national conversation about sex and gender. It has grabbed media attention and educated an ever-growing audience. It has changed hearts and minds and sparked a nationwide conversation about gender norms. It has enabled many performers a chance to express their full humanity.
Blue Ridge Pride wants to build on that legacy. We honor those who have brought us this far. We want to see drag to continue to lead the way towards a more inclusive and expressive culture. We look forward to expanding the stage this year – and the national conversation.
If you think you have what it takes to be the next face of Blue Ridge Pride, We welcome you! May the best HUMAN winnnn!
Ginger Von Snap
Miss Blue Ridge Pride 2016
Blue Ridge Pride Pageant Director