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AGLA Prepares for Miss Gay Arlington Pageant

by ARLnow.com April 11, 2012 at 9:55 am 3,407 34 Comments

The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance will be holding its annual Miss Gay Arlington pageant later this month in Crystal City.

From a press release:

The Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance (AGLA) will once again be presenting the Miss Gay Arlington pageant. The pageant is open to all individuals, over the age of 21 who portray the female persona, regardless of where they reside. At this Mardi Gras themed event to be held on Saturday, April 28th, the current reigning Miss Gay Arlington, Diamond D. Bottoms, will make her final performances as the reigning titleholder and crown the new Miss Gay Arlington. Contestants will compete in four categories: 1) Presentation (Mardi Gras); 2) Talent; 3) Evening Gown; and 4) On-stage Question. The winner of the pageant will receive a prize package valued at $850, including a cash prize of $300.

If you are interested in competing to be the next Miss Gay Arlington or assisting in some other way with the pageant please contact pageant promoter, Daniel L. Hays at [email protected] The contestant packet is available online at: http://www.agla.org/live/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/miss-gay-arlington-packet.pdf.

The contest is being held at Freddie’s Beach Bar and Restaurant in Crystal City (555 23rd Street S.) at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. There’s a $10 cover for anyone interested in attending.

  • MC 703

    My money is on Dan Quagmire

  • Craig

    haha. I’ve been to Freddie’s. Yup, it’s a gay bar. Good luck to all the contestants!


    I hope they avoid the LDS church down the street? FREDTERP

    • PUP

      me too? PUP

      • drax

        What. I’m confused? DRAX

    • WeiQiang

      LOL … because the Catholic and Baptist churches next door are so welcoming.

      • FREDTERP

        Wei that is a good point. FREDTERP

  • drax

    So can actual women compete? If not, isn’t that discrimination based on gender/orientation?

    • JB

      “The pageant is open to all individuals, over the age of 21 who portray the female persona”

      To me that means females can compete.

      • drax

        Good point.

        What about a lesbian who portrays her female persona as male? Short hair, suit and tie, etc?

        • WeiQiang

          It’s all good, but the contestant may not impress the judges for MISS Gay Arlington. However, she would probably do really well at a drag king competition … MR. Gay Arlington?

          • drax

            Why not? A lesbian is a miss, and gay, isn’t she?

            I don’t get why this is a drag thing in the first place. Gay means homosexual, not drag. It should be Miss Drag Arlington.

          • Tabs

            I couldn’t agree more. This seems like some throwback.

        • Richard Cranium

          “I’m a Lesbian trapped in a man’s body”

        • South Awwwlington

          Drag Kings. No, for real.

      • Daniel Hays

        Yes — JB is correct in his reading of the rules. This pageant is open to all who portray the female persona. This could be a male female impersonator or a biological woman.

    • WeiQiang

      Beyond “all individuals”, I’m interested to know what drax thinks constitutes an “actual” woman.

      • drax

        I think maybe you’re getting my point.

      • Arlington, Northside

        Two X Chromosomes probably.

        • Josh S

          End of story.

    • nunya

      i say if a transvaginal prob cannot be used, they cannot compete!

      • drax

        Depends on what you use it for.

        • nunya

          teeth cleaning. better than a waterpick.

  • Rebecca

    Will cruising be allowed?

    • SoMuchForSubtlety

      Of course dahling!

    • WeiQiang

      Freddie’s was not on ArlNow’s list of cruising spots yesterday, so one can assume ‘no’.

  • jo jo

    I’m considering competing and providing my interpretation of novasteve….ie I’ll bad mouth all the other competitors for being too liberal and following the crowd too much and then I’ll follow up by saying the competitors are not tough enough for a pageant in Philly.

    • drax

      With a cigarette in your mouth.

    • SoMuchForSubtlety

      I think of Novasteve as being like Statler and Waldorf from the Muppets…

  • G Clifford Prout

    Cliffy is really diggin’ the blog these days. My dance card is filling up real fast.

  • Justin Russo

    Mardi Gras at the end of April? Strange…

    • drax

      Dyngus Day!

    • Justin Tyme

      A beauty contest for men who are women and, maybe [maybe!!] women who are women but Mardi Gras in April strange? Nice.

      Cuz it’s a Bizzaro World we’re living in.

      and I love it!

    • Daniel Hays

      The reigning Miss Gay Arlington, Diamond D. Bottoms, is from New Orleans. Nothing to due with the calendar, but rather to include something representative of the current reigning titleholder.


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