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PV's Straight Men 'Come Out' Against Domestic Violence


Banderas News Team January 28, 2019




Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - On Sunday, March 10th at 8:00 pm some of Puerto Vallarta's finest men will take the Teatro Vallarta stage to compete in 'What A Drag!' - PV's 5th annual drag competition for straight men - to raise money and awareness for victims of domestic violence.


What started out in 2015 as a fun way to raise money and awareness for victims of domestic violence in the Banderas Bay area has become the hottest ticket in town - and one of the most anticipated yearly events in Puerto Vallarta. And if you've ever attended, you know why. Every year a few brave men trade in their boots for high heels and get up on stage (in drag) to brazenly entertain the audience with their hilarious antics - all to raise money for the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.


Each contestant has a Fairy Drag Mother to help them with costuming, makeup and talent, and 'Miss What a Drag' is selected by the audience. Watching these brave straight men bravely and brazenly vie for the 'Miss What A Drag' crown in a competition that includes talent - from hilarious skits to singing, dancing and lip-synching - to evening wear and racy Q & A rounds, is an experience you won't soon forget.


To date, 'What A Drag!' has sold-out every year, and has raised over $2.4 million pesos to support the shelter, which offers women and children who are victims of domestic violence with an immediate, temporary and safe living environment.


Last year alone, 450 Puerto Vallarta residents and visitors showed up at Teatro Vallarta to watch the contestants "come out" in support of this worthy cause. Spectators enjoyed an evening of laugh-out-loud fun, while raising over $900,000 pesos for the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.


This year, event organizers have set the goal at $1,000,000 pesos, and you can help them reach it by becoming a sponsor, purchasing tickets, or both!


Tickets and sponsorships from businesses and individuals are now available.

VIP Tickets, which include the VIP reception before the show, are available for a donation of $1000 pesos. General Admission Tickets cost $600 pesos, and Gallery Tickets are just $300 pesos. This event sells out every year, so don't delay, contact Freda Thompson at fredafish(at)hotmail.com or (322) 221-5180, to get yours TODAY!


For business or individual sponsorship and/or information, please contact Vicki Stuteville at vicsnapa(at)yahoo.com, or Kim Flippen at breckgirl12001(at)yahoo.com.


Or better yet, become a GEM by giving each month to the shelter! One-time or monthly donations can be made online via PayPal at CompassionForTheFamily.com.


About The Banderas Bay Women's Shelter


The Banderas Bay Women's Shelter is working with Vida Reavivida/Compassion for the Family Inc. and Mexican Social Services to provide an immediate, temporary and safe living environment for women and children who are the victims of domestic violence; to prepare them to be financially independent through jobs, education, English second language education, non interest small business loans; and to assist them in living a life free of violence through professional counseling .


Vida Reavivida A.C. is a not for profit charitable organization that is registered with the state Jalisco. For more information about Vida Reavivida A.C. and the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter, please visit CompassionForTheFamilyMx.org, find them on Facebook, or contact David Zude at compassionforthefamily@yahoo.com.mx.


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What A Drag proceeds go to Bay of Banderas Women's Shelter which is run by Vida Reavivida A.C. We are a not for profit charitable organization that is registered with the state of Jalisco.  For more information about Vida Reavivida A.C. and the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter, please visit www.compassionforthefamily.com  or find them on Facebook, or contact David Zude at: compassionforthefamily@yahoo.com.mx

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