Laura Latzko

A Royal Return

October 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, November 2017 Issue. Experience as both a performer and a titleholder can be useful when competing for any crown. And, heading into the 2017 Miss and Mr. [...]

Rainbows Festival

September 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, October 2017 Issue. Since it was established in 2002, Rainbows Festival has served as an opportunity to Arizona’s LGBTQ community to come together for [...]

Fit For A King

September 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, October 2017 Issue. In late July, Tucson-based drag king Romeo White packed up his pageant best and set out for Louisville, Ky. His destination: the national [...]

Creating Safe Schools

August 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, September 2017 Web Exclusive. Throughout the school year ahead, the GLSEN Phoenix will continue to further its mission of assisting students, teachers, [...]

Introducing James Fanizza

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, July 2017 Issue. Local filmmaker James Fanizza doesn’t want to make stereotypical LGBTQ films. His goal, instead, is to shape the film industry by bringing [...]

The Pageant Savage

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, July 2017 Issue. Competing on the national stage at the Miss Gay USofA At Large pageant in Dallas this September won’t be an entirely new experience for [...]

Reign XII

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, July 2017 Issue. Within the Imperial Sovereign Empire of Arizona, Akasha Knight and Dave McQueen have held many complementary titles over the years. Now, the [...]

Eva is Everything

May 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, June 2017 Web Exclusive. In just the first few months of this year, pageantry has become a bigger part of Eva Angelica Stratton’s life than ever before. [...]

Meet the New Kids on the Block

May 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, June 2017 Issue. Before a panel of judges composed of the Valley’s most recognizable and most awarded drag personalities, 17 hopeful entertainers took to [...]

Mr. Phoenix Leather 2017

April 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, May 2017 Issue. Jerry Heitman can still remember the smell of the leather chaps and saddles from the Kansas wheat and cattle ranch he grew up on. He loved it [...]

Romeo White crowned Arizona EOY King 2017

April 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, May 2017 Issue. Meet the other 2017 titleholders here. The opportunity to serve the community is what sparked Romeo White’s entrance into the drag world, [...]

Come As You Are

April 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, May 2017 Issue. Voguing and waacking, two styles of dance connected to avant-garde fashions and the expression of social, political and economic ideals, [...]

Matt Finish crowned Mr. Arizona EOY 2017

April 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, May 2017 Issue. Meet the other 2017 titleholders here. Excellence in performance has always been important to Matt Finish. He’s a veteran of Les Ballets [...]
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