This is an annual charity event where members of our community who have never done drag or don't do it professionally, perform in a fun and artistic way (drag queen or drag king) to raise money for charity bringing the entire community and businesses within the city of Long Beach together. Last

year, we had over 400 people, including the mayor of Long Beach, members of the city councils and

a representative of senator Ricardo Lara. Our beneficiaries are The LGBTQ Center of LB,

Beacon for Him and The WomenShelter of LB and LBIRC.

 

DEC. 13TH, 2019

You are invited to join us on Friday, December 13th, 2019, from 7pm to 10pm at the beautiful Long Beach Convention Center for the one and only, It’s a Drag to Give, charitable event. Enjoy cocktails and live music from 7pm-8pm. This year is  special, as we celebrate our 5th year anniversary, 5 years bringing our community together to celebrate diversity and love, join us for an unforgettable night of drag to support the important work of four local Long Beach, CA nonprofits: Beacon for Him, The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition, and WomenShelter of Long Beach.  

 

Hosted by Jewels of Long Beach’s Hamburger Mary’s and Mia Ferrow, local Drag Queen and community activist. This year’s performers include Justin Potier president of the LGBTQ Center of LB, Jennifer Kumiyama Special project manager for the first district council office, Tim Patton, Long Beach Mayor’s Administrative Deputy, Isa Rached founder of It’s a Drag to Give & CEO of the successful “B” Room Salon, located in Downtown Long Beach, and many others! Long Beach based DJ, Notorious Jen, will be providing the music.

 

Tickets are now on sale ($15/person) and purchase includes access to our exclusive after party from 10pm-2am, with a very special live performance by DJ Addiction.

 

Don’t miss this spectacular show! Purchase your ticket or reserve VIP table, now! Don’t forget to bring cash to show your love by tipping our performers! All proceeds, including all tips  from this event will benefit children and other underserved populations.

 

Questions?  Contact: Isa Rached, Isa@itsadragtogive.com

 

Special note: It's a Drag to Give is committed to providing a safe space for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, background, heritage, religion, abilities, gender identity, and sexual orientation; the only identifying characteristic that will not be tolerated at It's a Drag to Give will be hatefulness.

2019 PERFORMERS

Justin Potier
Justin Potier

President of The LGBTQ Center

Johnny Provencio
Johnny Provencio

Business Owner

Eddie Vasquez
Eddie Vasquez

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2018 PERFORMERS

Tonya Martin
Tonya Martin

Right hand to senator Ricardo Lara

Cory Allen
Cory Allen

1st District Chief of Staff

Eddy Vazquez
Eddy Vazquez
Cash, Regina and Aaron
Cash, Regina and Aaron

"We are performing in “It’s a Drag to Give” simply because, we LOVE Long Beach"

Alexis Udo-Udoma
Alexis Udo-Udoma

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. Long Beach is my home and It’s a Drag is Long Beach.”

Cory Storey
Cory Storey

“I am a proud member of the lgbt community. I am honored to be part of this celebration”

Jacqueline Case
Jacqueline Case

"I wanted to perform in It’s a Drag because it is taking me out of my comfort zone and challenging me as a performer"

Austin Metoyer
Austin Metoyer

"I feel like everyone should perform in drag at least once in their life"

Abel Kon
Abel Kon
Tim Patton
Tim Patton

Senior Deputy to Mayor Robert Garcia. "If people are willing to donate to great local charitable organizations to see Lola on stage, then hand me the heels and eyelashes!"

Johnny Provencio
Johnny Provencio

"I love performing at IDG because I can be fabulous and help my community at the same time"

Isa Rached
Isa Rached

Owner of The B Room Barber Salon. "I perform every year out the passion I have for my community"

2017 PERFORMERS

Jamaul Weaver
Jamaul Weaver
Stuart Takahere & Debrah Kahookele
Stuart Takahere & Debrah Kahookele
Ron Sylvester
Ron Sylvester
Mimi Masher
Mimi Masher
Kyle McCulloch
Kyle McCulloch
Giovana Ferraro
Giovana Ferraro
Tim Patton
Tim Patton
Johnny Provencio
Johnny Provencio
Ernie Ernesto
Ernie Ernesto
Cory Allen
Cory Allen
Jannay Lima
Jannay Lima
Jeannine Pearce
Jeannine Pearce
Isa Rached
Isa Rached