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2018 LGBTQ Leadership Institute Graduates; Photo Credit: Brittany Brooke Crow
2018 LGBTQ Leadership Institute Graduates; Photo Credit: Brittany Brooke Crow

Featured Event

2nd Annual Local Celebrity Drag Brunch

Sunday, July 14, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Garden Nightclub
112 SE 4th Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Join One Iowa once again for a brunch like no other! Des Moines area public figures will receive mentorship from local performers and face-off in a pageant-style competition – in full drag. All ticket proceeds support One Iowa’s work for LGBTQ Iowans. Click here to purchase tickets and tables.

Last year’s drag bunch was a sold out hit, so we’re expanding to two stages!

Here’s the scoop – this year all contestants are Des Moines-area news professionals:

-Ashley Bohnenkamp: dsm Magazine, WriteBrain, and IA Magazine publisher
Lauren Donovan KCCI, KCCI Channel 8 reporter
Jerad Giottonini, WHO TV Channel 13 News reporter
-Justin Surrency, WHO TV Channel 13 News reporter

Support your favorite candidate by donating to their page to help them win the “Most Money Raised” category: https://one.bidpal.net/dragbrunch2019/browse/all

Ashley’s coach: Drag King DSM‘s Trigga F. Sanchez-Matrix and Kade Lovewell

Lauren’s coach: Trevor Cherry-Matrix, 2015 Mister USofA M.I.

Jerad’s coach: Vana B. Rosenberg – Duchess of Imperial Court Of Iowa’s Reign 25 Royal Family, Season 5 winner of Sasha Belle’s Drag Race

Justin’s coach: Crimson B. Rosenberg – The Blazing Saddle Girl

Our ticket levels are:

Main Competitive Stage – See the competition unfold live hosted by Mari Jane! These tickets come with catered hot breakfast from Bubba and the opportunity to purchase bottomless mimosas for an additional charge.

-$300 – All Star Table for 4, comes with swag bags and closer proximity to the stage
-$200 – VIP Table for 4
-$50 – Individual

Second Exhibition Stage – You’ll see a fabulous drag show featuring appearances by local drag performers and our celebrity guests, hosted by Domita Sanchez. These tickets come with continental breakfast and the opportunity to purchase bottomless mimosas for an additional charge.

-$20 – Individual general admission for two – bring a friend!

More details on judges available soon.

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One Iowa NORTH is a regional affiliate located in Mason City. One Iowa NORTH focuses on the needs of LGBTQ people in northern Iowa, their families, and allies to provide education and support.

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