We had an amazing turn out at The Starlite Room on Thursday, December, 1st for our Launch Party benefiting (RED), a charity that is fighting to end AIDS in Africa. Our launch was on world AIDS day and the communuty came together and raised $650!
Our event included a full demo of our website by its creator, Joshua Beadle and concluded with a show by Eduardo Correa, Spikey Van Dykey and Rockell Blu.
SarasotaOUT.com want's to thank the partners that made this event possible. The Starlite Room, Eduardo Correa, Spikey Van Dykey, Rockell Blu, Joel Pozo, Justin Raines, Angel A Moro, Eduardo Anaya, G2H2 (Gay Guy Happy Hour) and many more!
We are looking forward to many more events! #sarasotaOUT
Ok Hunties, lets spill the T on who is, and has been on the TOP of the Sarasota Queen Scene. Here is our list:
#5. Arica Love
Arica Love may not be in Sarasota anymore but she definitely left her mark. Arica was the co-founder of Cream Thursday, one of Sarasota's most popular gay nights. She has worked at almost every Sarasota gay club, started her own Drag Queen Brunch, had her own web series, filmed a documentary and worked for OMG! Magazine *deep breath* and so much more!
#4. Rockell Blu
Rockell Blu is a relatively new queen thats ambushing the Sarasota scene. She currently hosts Elevate - Friday Nights at Starlite, has hosted her own charity event at Flamingo, was a former Vegas girl and was featured world wide on Willams Beat Down.
#3. Lindsay Carlton
Lindsay is known as the First Lady of Sarasota. She has her own music video on youtube, hosts her own showcase at the Purple Rhino and has co-stared in Sarasota's famous Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza!
#2. Spikey Van Dykey
Spikey is Sarasota and beyonds most iconic drag king. Known for her recognizable binding techniques and has been seen on stages across the nation. She's been featured on Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post plus sells her own line of custom airbrushed costumes! Spikey works hard and has earned the #2 spot on our list!
Beneva is Sarasota's most iconic drag performer with regular appearances on daytime television's Suncoast View. She has her own feature length Christmas special (Beneva’s Christmas Special), is the host of her repetitively SOLD OUT Drag Queen Bingo Bonanza and is a passionate LGBT philanthropist which makes Beneva #1 on our list of Top 5 Sarasota Drag performers!
Well there's our list! We know there are a lot of honorable mentions we didn't get to mention, like Kiki Butter Mischief, Lady Liemont - plus a slew of up-and-coming girls! We at SarasotaOUT can't wait to see what they will serve us in the years to come and we will be there to shine the spotlight on them!
By: Joel Pozo & Joshua Beadle