Queenie Award Winners 2018

The Drag Race -

Awarded to the best drag performance

1st Pl. - Imperial Court of NY

2nd Pl. - Dina-Saur of Pride for Youth

Runner-up - Misty Mountains of Albatross & Icon Bars

The Rainbow Award -

Awarded to the group with the best use of color. Work those outfits, banners and vehicles,boys and girls!

CUNY Queens Consortium

The Screaming Queens Award -

Awarded to the group with the best sound—Be it chanting, singing, a band, live or pre-recorded, make noise!

Cheer NY

The Theme Award - “Pride”

Awarded to the group that best illustrates our theme

Caribbean Equality Project

The Toast of Queens Award -

Awarded to the Bar, Club, or business with the best representation!

ALBATROSS & ICON BARS OF ASTORIA

The Simply the Best Award -

REALLY! Must this be explained?

Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI)

ABOUT THE JUDGES

Alana Jessica Dillon - is the current reigning and first ever Miss Gorg pageant winner. Despite being just 21 years old, Alana has appeared on runways, film, and on stage. Past appearances and performances include work with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the CFDA, Paper Magazine, Foxy Lady NYC, Ola Style, Staten Island Pridefest, and most recently, her role as “Sandra” in a Staten Island production of Paul Lucas’s Trans Scripts. Alana is incredibly proud to be represented by Peche Di’s TransModels NYC, the Big Apple’s first exclusively-transgender modeling agency. The New York native currently resides in her fourth borough, Brooklyn, with her sassy Chihuahua-Pug, Azzedine Alaia.

Sean Coleman - is the founder and executive director at Destination Tomorrow and serves as the operating manager of the Bronx Trans Collective.   Mr. Coleman has over 19 years of experience working with the LGBTQ community. In 2009 Mr. Coleman opened Destination Tomorrow out of a lack of adequate programs for LGBTQ African Americans. His goal is to shine a light on both racial and health disparities while building programs/services that were inclusive of the Transgender community.  Currently, Mr. Coleman is a part of the NYS Transgender advisory group, assembled by the AIDS institute to develop recommendations that address the needs of Transgender community members as it relates to the Ending the Epidemic Blueprint. He also sits on the NYS HIV Advisory Board, the NYS Health & Human Services community advisory board, Bronx Community Board 2 (appointed by the Bronx Borough President), The Transgender Legal and Education Defense Fund Board of Directors and the Project AFFIRM advisory board.

Katha Cato - Katha earned a BA from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, an MFA from the University of Oregon and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program. In the 80’s, she moved to New York with her theatre company ‘Forplay Improvised Theatre’ and pioneered the Improvisational Herald format (the long form) into the NY Improv Comedy scene. Katha won a MAC Award (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) for Best Comedy, and two Backstage Magazine Bistro Awards for Best Director and Best Comedy and the NY Post’s Bill Ervolino named her one of the year’s Most Exciting Improvisers. For many years Katha served as the Director of After-School and Camp Services at the historic Henry Street Settlement. During her tenure she was recognized by NY State Education for exemplary After-School Programming and she received the 2014 PASEsetter Award for her years of leadership in the field. Katha has spent over thirty years developing youth and bringing people together via theatre arts, film and video.