Hosts Jason Husted and Cookie Dough with contestants Sadisha Shimmers, Jazzmine Diamond-Leggz and Marco X. Middlesex
There was big, festive New Year’s Day opening for what San
Francisco’s LGBT community is known for — its generosity for charity fundraising.
The Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco’s Royal Baby Contest filled the quasi-blue collar Edge Bar in the Castro on Jan. 1 with glamorous drag queens that included Paloma Volare, Miso Hornay, Landa Lakes, and host Grand Duchess Cookie Dough. Handsomely attired San Jose Emperor Casey Jones, Royal Daddy George Langford and his Daddies Boy Eric Lopez (who is a favorite at the Deco Lounge), John Weber, and host Grand Duke Jason Husted casually displayed their overt masculinity.
Classy blonde Chanel of Reno caused a red and blonde danger flag warning when she slid into the bar wearing a tailored red leather suit, and she may not know that that look is taken in San Francisco. Chanel seemed uncomfortable, as if to imply that her usual party space is an exclusive VIP lounge of an upscale restaurant.
Shadisha Shimmers, Jazzmine Diamond-Leggz, and Marco X. Middlesex competed for the two Royal Baby titles. They impressed the hosts and audience so much that they were all chosen — as Royal Triplets!
The beneficiaries of the event were LYRIC and the Grand Ducal Council, which has several charities that it supports. The amount raised was $1,276.
Bubbly and lusted-after Valentin Aguirre from LYRIC was hugged throughout the party and thanked for attending. There was a lot of primal distraction until sexy uncovered barback Michael put his T-shirt on. Cute bartender Gavin and earthy bartender Mike served the thirsty crowd all afternoon with a smile.
The Edge’s Gary Virginia greeted guests and extended his usual high level of hospitality to the regulars and benefit party crowd.