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Pat Cordova-Goff at Drag Queen Softball World Series!?

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JUST ANNOUNCED!!!

Transgender Queer Activist, Pat Cordova-Goff
will be this years Honorary Umpire

TAKE ME OUT TO THE DRAG BALL GAME

3rd Annual Drag Queen World Series

Charity event benefits

The Life Group LA

The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
VS.

The West Hollywood Cheerleaders

Special guests:
Pat Cordova-Goff, Honorary Umpire

Alex Minsky, Ceremonial First Ball Pitch will be thrown by

Del Shores as commentary

Justin Lanning singing the National Anthem!

(West Hollywood, CA)? May 2014 – Defending Champions The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are headed back to the softball field to defend their title against The West Hollywood Cheerleaders in the Drag Queen World Series on May 10, 2014.

This year Transgender Queer Activist, Pat Cordova-Goff? will be the Honorary Umpire.

“I am honored to be in a fundraiser to raise funds for such a cause. My activism is focused on education, but I take every opportunity to help different causes in their efforts, and in this case, helping raise needed funds” ~Pat Cordova-Goff

All money raised at the event will go to The Life Group LA a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well being.

At this years 3rd annual Drag Queen World Series (May 10) the Ceremonial First Ball Pitch will be thrown by Alex Minsky!? Alex is a Retired Marine having served in Afghanistan, is a Purple Heart Recipient and Healthy Lifestyle Advocate turned Model!

This years game announcer?s will be director/writer, Del Shores and his fabulous daughter Becca Shores.? Also Justin Lanning will kick off the game singing the National Anthem.

Throughout the day, music will be spun by Celebrity DJ, ?Eur-O-Steve.? This years? food truck time is being made available by Babys Badass Burgers.

There will be super raffle tickets items!? Including an $8,000 grand prize; a weekend away for up to 16 People at the Famous Harpo Marx Estate in Rancho Mirage, CA

Drag Queen World Series raises awareness of the fact that the AIDS pandemic is not over and to erase the stigma, and is also an opportunity to raise financial support for The Life Group LA.? The group?s main goal is to continue providing education and emotional support to persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

The game is an affirmation of the power of compassion and a demonstration that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.

The Life Group LA, a 501 c 3 non profit? was founded in 2005 and provides free of charge, much needed information and emotional support through medical forums, emotional support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar. All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding.? Safety, respect and confidentiality are the cornerstones of Life Group LA?s philosophy. It is accomplished by providing trained support group facilitators for emotional support groups and POZ Life Weekend Seminars. These facilitators have been trained in the art of active listening and conduct themselves with empathy and compassion.

In a time when the HIV epidemic has surpassed its 32nd year and new HIV infections continue to occur on a daily basis, now more than ever we must continue the struggle against HIV/AIDS.

Website? http://www.dragqueenworldseries.com

Facebook:? https://www.facebook.com/DragQueenWorldSeries

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DragQueenWorldSeries

Agency:? http://www.TheLifeGroupLA.org

Warm Up:

Drag home run:

Event: Life Group LA?s 2nd Annual: ?Drag Queen World Series

Date: Saturday May 10, 2013

Time: 1-4pm

Where: Impressive Glendale Sports Complex.

Cost:? $10 pre-sale; $15 at door

Tickets: http://www.dragqueenworldseries.com

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NEXT EVENT:

Saddle Up LA (July 12, 2014)
The purpose of Saddle Up LA an AIDS Benefit Trail Ride is two fold:

  • First; to provide financial support to The Life Group LA so they may continue providing education, empowerment and support to persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Secondly; to raise awareness of the fact that the AIDS pandemic is not over. The ride is an affirmation of the power of compassion and a demonstration that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.

Defending Champions
The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
www.lasisters.org

Our mission is to make people happy, stamp out guilt brought on by a judgmental society and help various organizations and charities, etc … Our goal is to embrace our gay and diverse selves and each other as we are today, as we were born and as we are meant to be. Our goal is to share kindness, love and laughter with those we have met, those we meet today and those we will meet tomorrow as a source of personal empowerment and pride. If we can do this while raising money for charity and being our natural fabulous selves, then there is room for YOU to be as fabulous as you are and as you were meant to be.

We believe in freedom of expression, teamwork, effort, and diversity. We are a family, committed to social activism, social service and spiritual development. The Order strives to strengthen its community through drag activism, by raising much-needed funds for community charities, and by bringing about a better understanding of gay spirituality. The Sisters also work to unite the various factions of the Southern California lesbian and gay community and raise drag awareness among individuals, businesses, and organizations that are often ignorant or even hostile to members of the drag population.

The West Hollywood Cheerleaders
www.wehocheer.org

The West Hollywood Cheerleaders, founded in 1986, are a vibrant and enthusiastic organization of volunteers dedicated to addressing social stereotypes and ending the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS. In 1998 the group was given an official commendation from the City of West Hollywood as the ?Ambassadors of Goodwill and Friendship.? Our public performances and grassroots support of other HIV/AIDS based charities like The Life Group LA, APLA, AIDS Walk LA, AIDS LifeCycle, AIDS Service Center, AIDS Assistance Program, Aid for AIDS and Christopher Street West has strengthened our role in the community as we continue the fight against HIV and Stigma. Every dollar donated to the West Hollywood Cheerleader?s CHEER FOR LIFE FUND will be used to educate, empower and amplify HIV/AIDS awareness in our LGBT community.

The West Hollywood Cheerleaders are committed to making a difference in our community. Our mission is to offer support to organizations that provide education and services to people facing life-threatening challenges, including HIV/AIDS. The West Hollywood Cheerleaders offer this support through our CHEER FOR LIFE FUND. When you see our ?Spirit Buckets? please donate to help organizations continue to provide HIV/AIDS services in the LGBT community

Del Shores ? Bio

Writer/Director/Producer/Actor/Stand-Up Comedian

Del Shores has written, directed and produced successfully across studio and independent film, network and cable television and regional and national touring theatre.

Shores? career took off with the play Daddy?s Dyin? (Who?s Got The Will?) in 1987, which ran two years, winning many Los Angeles theatre awards, including LA Weekly?s Best Production and Best Writing.? The play has subsequently been produced in over 2,500 theatres worldwide.? A movie version of Daddy?s Dyin? was released in 1990 by MGM starring Beau Bridges, Tess Harper, Judge Reinhold, Keith Carradine and Beverly D?Angelo.? Shores wrote the screenplay and executive produced the film.

Sordid Lives, his fourth play, opened in Los Angeles in 1996 and ran 13 sold-out months.? The play went on to win 14 Drama-Logue Theatre Awards, including three for Shores for wring, directing and producing. There have since been over 300 additional stage productions of the play.

Sordid Lives, his fourth play, opened in Los Angeles in 1996 and ran 13 sold-out months. ?The play went on to win 14 Drama-Logue Theatre Awards, including three for Shores for wring, directing and producing. There have since been over 300 additional stage productions of the play.

In 1999, Shores wrote and directed the film version of Sordid Lives starring Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Olivia Newton-John, Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan and Beth Grant along with most of the cast from the play.? Opening in only eight theatres across the country, the little film that could took in nearly two million dollars in its limited release.? The movie became a cult phenomenon and became the longest running film in the history of Palm Springs with a record ninety-six weeks.

The movie won many festival awards including Best Film at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival, Atlanta Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, South Beach Film Festival, Memphis International Film Festival and the San Diego International Film Festival? and won a total of thirteen ?Audience Awards.?? In 2002 Twentieth Century Fox released the DVD/Video, which has now sold over 300,000 units.

His play Southern Baptist Sissies followed, and it enjoyed a ten-month sold-out run in Los Angeles in 2000.? Revived in 2002, Sissies had another six month sold-out run. Shores? received the LA Weekly, Robby and Maddy for Best Direction and the Backstage West Garland, Robby and Maddy for Best Writing.? The play was also awarded the prestigious GLAAD Award for Outstanding Production of the Year.

In 2003, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife became Shores? most critically acclaimed play.? After a six-month sold-out run in Los Angeles, Shores won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle?s Ted Schmitt Award for Best World Premiere of an Outstanding New Play.? The Circle also awarded the play Best Production and Best Lead Performance to Beth Grant.? Trials also won five Back Stage West Garland Awards, two NAACP Awards, an LA Stage Alliance Ovation and three LA Weekly Awards.

Justin Lanning ? Bio

What You Need is Lanning?s follow up to a smash tour and his debut album Behind These Eyes, which also garnered much critical praise and mass appeal. With such a strong sophomore release, Lanning proves that he is a man of depth and an artist worth the listen. What You Need is exactly what we need?fresh positivity and heartfelt truth from a youthful visioneer with a bold soul.

Justin?s music career is bolstered by his acting career. For Justin music always comes first, but acting is another artful form of expression and a great way to fund Just Love Entertainment. He?s landed over 20 commercial and TV show roles, including MTV?s Score with Ryan Cabrera and a murderous turn on CSI: Las Vegas.

Justin stars in his own Justin?s World, a web series that follows the life and times of Lanning?s enthusiastic spirit as he navigates his way through a bevy of left coast adventures. Justin?s Worldis already a cult classic, with tens of thousands of viewers ?tuning in? for each webisode. California cool and confident, Justin stays ever positive and believes in the beauty of his music and the strength of his destiny. Give Justin Lanning a good listen?you?ll find that he?s just what you need.

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Del Shores Credit Bryan Putnam

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