New York’s Best in Drag returns on Monday, June 11, featuring New York City’s most creative and talented performers competing for audience votes in this pageant-style drag extravaganza. Guests will enjoy awe-inspiring performances, special appearances, and much more.

The evening will be hosted by former winner Delighted Tobehere (recently seen on America’s Got Talent) and will feature drag performers: Carlos the Über Driver, Didi Cumswell Champagne Bubbles, Lady Quesa’Dilla, Mariette Moure, Mini Horrorwitz, Ruby Fox, and Sasha Pierce Davenport. There will also be special performances by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus and 2016’s winner, Lady SinAGaga.

New York’s Best in Drag benefits the programs and services provided to LGBTQ New Yorkers by the Alliance, including HIV testing, connection to prevention tools like PrEP and PEP, and medical care. The event also supports the services GMHC provides to more than 13,000 men, women, and families each year as the organization works toward ending the AIDS epidemic and uplifting the lives of all affected.

WHAT:   New York’s Best in Drag, benefitting The Alliance for Positive Change and GMHC
WHEN:   Monday, June 11, 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM)
WHERE:  NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place (between W 3rd and 4th streets)

New York’s Best in Drag is a party with a purpose – it raises awareness while raising funds to support our work to end the AIDS epidemic,” says Alliance Executive Director and CEO Sharen Duke. “If this year’s event is anything like our previous ones, the night promises to be filled with fierce competition as these queens sashay down the runway! So hold onto your wigs!”

“The drag community has always been there for GMHC, and events like New York’s Best in Drag are so important because they bring visibility to the work we do to end the AIDS epidemic—and the work that still needs to be done,” says GMHC CEO Kelsey Louie. “As an added bonus, this event is going to be fun and fabulous.”

New York’s Best in Drag is generously sponsored by Just Toby!, RAMY Beauty Therapy, and RuPaul’s DragCon.

About The Alliance for Positive Change

The Alliance for Positive Change transforms lives of New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses. We help people access medical care, manage and overcome addiction, escape homelessness, get back to work, and find community. By addressing the underlying issues that contribute to poor health, Alliance’s individualized, full-service approach and harm reduction philosophy help New Yorkers lead healthier, more self-sufficient lives. At Alliance, we believe everyone deserves the chance to feel better, live better, and do better. Learn more at

About Gay Men’s Health Crisis

Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world’s first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to more than 13,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include: testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, supportive housing, mental health and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state, and federal levels with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit


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