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On Sunday 13 July, drag queens from across several generations will perform at the Boulevard cabaret club in Newcastle to raise funds for Northern Pride.
Dragged through the Generations will feature performances that explore the city’s history of drag. Performers include some of the North East’s best-loved drag queens including Drag Idol 2013 and 2014 winners Anna Morphic and October De Winter. Betty Legs Diamond will represent Boulevard while Miss Rory MCs.
All the proceeds from this sequinned journey through time will be donated to Northern Pride (a registered charity) to help promote LGBT+ equality and keep the festival free for future years. As more prides are beginning to charge for their events (or are increasing ticket costs), while councils cut budgets and hike up prices, Northern Pride is one of those UK pride events which still remains free – largely due to contributions from the community.
‘Northern Pride and its annual Newcastle Pride Festival rely heavily on the support of sponsors and individual donations to continue to promote equality and inclusion for all,’ said Mark Nichols, Chair of Northern Pride.
‘Events like Dragged through the Generations are a great way of bringing all branches of the North East community together and raising vital funds while having a fabulous time.’
Tickets are available direct from Boulevard, priced at £5 standing and £10 seated.
Newcastle Pride Festival runs 18-20 July with performances by Shayne Ward, Sinitta and the Vengaboys.