Miss Gorg 2018
New Yorkers embrace first-ever trans pageant in Queens
Excitement is building up for Miss Gorg 2018, the first-ever trans pageant in Queens, N.Y. Celebrating International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 29th, the pageant showcases transwomen fighting for viability, equality and against transphobia.
NBC News Katherine Creag is hosting the event with special guest singer-actress and dancing diva Jenn Cuneta.
Peche Di, the Thai-American transwoman who became famous for founding the first modeling agency for transgender people, leads the panel of judges. New York State Assemblyman Brian Barnwell, New York City Councilor James Van Bramer, also an LGBT advocate, and J.R. Cehonski, Queens program manager of The LGBT Network, are joining her as pageant judges.
The pageant aims to spread positive knowledge on the trans community by bringing attention to the accomplishments of trans individuals around the world. This is a celebration of empowerment and getting the recognition they deserve.
The winner of this years Miss Gorg pageant will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and a one-year modeling contract with TransModels NYC. The LGBT Network, an association of nonprofit organizations working to serve the LGBT community of Long Island and Queens, is this year's event beneficiary.
Miss Gorg 2018 is happening on March 29, Thursday night (8:30 pm), at DHaven (58th St and 37th Ave) in Queens, New York. Tickets cost $40 each and can be purchased online via BrownPaperTickets.com or reserved through (917) 991-5524.
58-02 37th Avenue
Woodside, NY 11377
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