Roster of Celebrity Judges Grows for Legendary “Best In Drag Show” 9th Annual Fundraiser for Aid For AIDS in California

The outrageous beauty pageant spoof, “Best In Drag Show” â?? a benefit for Aid For AIDS in California, returns to The Orpheum Theatre on October 9, 2011. The highly anticipated, annual fundraiser will be opened by comedienne Kathy Griffin and has a hilarious cast of drag contestants who compete in traditional beauty and talent categories.  The legendary show always has a roster of celebrity judges, and the benefit has raised millions of dollars for Aid For AIDS, which was founded in 1983. Each year the show raises more than $250,000 in one night.

The fundraiser is produced by a large group of extremely dedicated and talented volunteers with a small staff from Alliance for Housing and Healing â?? the non-profit parent corporation of Aid For AIDS, executive producer of the show.  This year, Aid For AIDS will be hosting a special VIP Reception for top-level sponsors. A celebrity red carpet and colorful pre-show cocktail party with costumed contestant “fans” begin at 6 PM. Curtain is 7 PM.

Sponsorship levels, tickets, videos, and details are on the event website: http:/ Please visit the event website for unique and valuable sponsorship opportunities.

Press and media must have a confirmed RSVP.

Date: Sunday, October 9, 2011
Location: The Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, Downtown Los Angeles, 90014
Time: Pre-show cocktail party and red carpet 6 PM (press check-in 5:30); Show 7 PM.
Tickets, Sponsorship, Photos, more:

Sponsors to date:
Golden Jewel Grand Sponsors: Kathy Kinney, Holland Taylor.
Silver Sequin Supporting Sponsors: Authentic Talent & Literary Mgmt – Howard Green, Frontiers IN LA Magazine, Mark Smith, Chris Spencer.
Fierce ‘N Fabulous Friends: Denis Cagna, Lorena Sarbu.
Patron Prince/Princess: Halsted Sullivan

About Alliance for Housing and Healing: The California non-profit consists of The Serra Project , and Aid For AIDS. The mission is to provide the basic necessities of life to men, women, children and families living with HIV/AIDS through a safety net of essential housing and direct supportive services. See the websites: and

CONTACT:  Jeannette Bondurant
TELEPHONE:  323-344-4882

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –  SOURCE Aid For AIDS

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