Drag / Pageants

La Reina

September 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, October 2018 Issue. In recent years, the art of female impersonation has been heating up in the Southwest, particularly in terms of Arizona’s [...]

Kameron Michaels

September 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Edward Castro, October 2018 Issue. After encountering drag while working as a go-go dancer, Dane Young first dabbled in the art form at the age of 18. At the time, he was [...]

Mister Excellence

August 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, September 2018 Issue. When Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman, owners of the Miss Gay America pageant, announced the return of the Mr. Gay America Contest for [...]

Reign XIII

July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, August 2018 Issue. The Imperial Sovereign Empire of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that’s steeped in tradition – from the pomp and circumstance of [...]

The Queer Agenda

June 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Edward Castro, July 2018 Issue. In February, a new era of entertainment emerged in Phoenix’s drag scene with a new agenda. This form of creative expression may not be [...]

VAMP

June 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

By Staff, July 2018 Issue. What started out as Tucson’s horror-inspired drag concept in November 2015, has grown into a touring phenomenon that’s generating a diverse [...]

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 [...]

Making it Reign

May 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, June 2017 Issue. Eddie Broadway is a man of man titles: Mister Phoenix Pride, Echo Readers’ Choice Awards winner and Hall of Fame inductee, dad (to Dee Jae [...]

Competing for the Crown

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Courtesy of Phoenix Pride, April 2017 Issue. The Miss and Mister Phoenix Pride Pageant is a community event supported by local community organizations and numerous female and [...]

Arizona Entertainer of the Year X

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, December 2016 Issue. Since 2008, the Arizona Entertainer of the Year (EOY) had offered state-level platform for a wide variety of entertainers to showcase [...]

The Fourth Time’s A Charm

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, August 2016 Issue. After three consecutive years as first alternate to Miss Gay Arizona America, Savannah Stevens earned her crown in a tiebreaker June 26 at [...]

Game of Thrones

May 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Laura Latzko, June 2016 Issue. Nearly two months have passed since Naomi St. James and George “Geo” Johnson were crowned Miss and Mister and Phoenix Pride 2016, [...]
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