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Drag and Burlesque Performers Unite to Support Pride Center at the Emerald Ball

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TENCHA LA JEFA PHOTOGRAPHED BY JULIÁN P. LEDEZMA
  • Tencha la Jefa photographed by Julián P. Ledezma

From its earliest stages as a group of concerned citizens (2009) to the development of a board (2011) and the opening of administrative offices on East Mistletoe (2014), the nonprofit Pride Center San Antonio (aka The Center) has dedicated itself to supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally community in Bexar County. As a means to further The Center’s commendable efforts and goals, an eclectic array of drag and burlesque talents come together each year for the Emerald Ball fundraiser. Organized by photographer about town Julián P. Ledezma (JPL Productions) and hosted by inimitable camp queen Tencha la Jefa, the sixth annual affair takes over the Guadalupe Theater with a BYOB evening featuring performances from Out In SA covergirls The Juniors (aka Chyna Cravens, Sephwhora 51 and Ariyah 51), Toni R. Andrews, Amerie Parker, Nilaya Milan Mathews, Anny Conda, Stephan Gaeth, Keelin, Kristi Waters, Jorgeous Waters, Sharkeisha Banks, Azul Barrientos and Taint. $12-$15, 7-11pm Sat, Mar. 25, Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St., (210) 370-7743, pridecentersa.org.

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