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Desert AIDS Project - www.desertaidsproject.org

Press Release

Queen of the Desert returns Wednesday, May 27 to benefit Desert AIDS Project

“Desert Icons” a-plenty supporting this D.A.P. benefit

PALM SPRINGS, CA, May 4, 2015 - With Ethylina Canne, Fan Favorite from last year’s inaugural Queen of the Desert event, and the seen-everywhere Bella da Ball as Mistresses of Ceremonies, the Renaissance Palm Springs is sure to be rocking mid-week as the So-Cal lip sync competition returns on May 27 for its second year of fun and Drag Queen Fierceness.

Dottie DuBois and Maude Chapeau of Les Dames du Soleil, who have raised well over $1 million for primary and HIV-specialty care at Desert AIDS Project over many years, will open the show before they take their places on the judging panel. Then, pageant choreographer and producer Steven Michael will give the audience a taste of what the show will be about, as all six of the evening’s Queen of the Desert contestants perform an ensemble number.

Champagne Showers will also perform and show the contestants a little bit of the talent that won her last year’s crown. This year’s contestants include Crystal Champagne, Fabeyonce, Jayla D Foxx, Jazmy Simone-Echelon, Miss Lola, and Melissa Stratman. During the evening each of them will perform two numbers, whether comedic, high-energy, or both … before they close the evening with a second ensemble performance while the judges deliberate over which will be crowned the second Queen of the Desert.

Joining Dottie, Maude, and Steven on the judging panel will be Raymundo Baltazar of “Project Runway” fame and Steven Henke of the Desert Sun Media Group.

Don’t wish you’d been there when you hear your friends talking about the event on Thursday … buy your tickets NOW online at http://bit.ly/queenps for $20, $30, or $50. Or you can call 760-992-0440. Cocktails begin at 6:00 PM with the show at 7:00 PM at the Renaissance Palm Springs.

Many thanks to Alibi/Azul, Copa, Desert Primary Care, The Desert Sun, Hunters Nightclub, Maximum Security, Toucans, Alexander Events, Classic Party Rentals, CV Independent, Desert Daily Guide, Gay Desert Guide, Icon Presentations, Live Magazine, Renaissance Palm Springs, and The Standard.

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ABOUT DESERT AIDS PROJECT
Desert AIDS Project (D.A.P.) serves our community with primary and HIV-specialty services, including medical care, case management, and social services, like food, housing, and counseling. D.A.P. also offers free and confidential HIV testing at a number of locations throughout the communities it serves. Comprehensive sexual health services, including HIV testing, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP,) STI testing and treatment, and well-woman services, are also available at The DOCK, located at D.A.P.’s main campus at 1695 N. Sunrise Way at Vista Chino in Palm Springs. To learn more about Desert AIDS Project, please call 760-323-2118, visit www.desertaidsproject.org or find them on Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.


Contact:
Barry Dayton
Director of Marketing & Communications
760-323-2118 ext 434
760-992-0434 – direct
bdayton@desertaidsproject.org
www.desertaidsproject.org


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