4th Annual PRIDE New Haven Pageant
Title Competition on Friday, October 9, 2020 | 7:30p
We are looking for drag artists, bio divas, go-go dancers, burlesque performers, activists, and everyone in between to compete for the PRIDE New Haven Pageant. At the 4th Annual PRIDE New Haven Pageant folks will be competing for the titled Mx PRIDE New Haven.
History of the Pageant
The PRIDE New Haven Pageant was created for the 19th PRIDE New Haven in 2017 by Pageant Producer Sylvia Heart. What started as a “happy accident,” has grown into a full pageant modeled after many of the regional and national pageant systems. Originally pageant contestants opt to enter either the “Mr” or “Miss” category, but in 2020 the pageant was updated to have a single category of “Mx” in recognition that binary gender identities do not have an impact on a performers’ talent or passion. Winners are expected to represent PRIDE New Haven for an entire year at major events throughout Connecticut and attend the following years’ pageant to help with crowning the new title holders.
Want to compete?
On Friday, October 9, 2020 we will host the Title Competition with the pageant contestants will compete in each category. Contestants will show off their best “Mask4Mask” look, perform a “pride” inspired showcase, and wear their best evening wear look for a judges Q&A. Our judges, with audience support, will select the final winner. This years’ pageant will be hosted by Miss Gay New Haven 2018 Mia E Z’Lay.
The 4th Annual Pride New Haven pageant will streamed live on Twitch TV.
Click here to download a full list of pageant rules and expectations.
The Prize Package
Mx PRIDE New Haven a prize package includes:
- $250 Cash Prize
- Mx PRIDE New Haven Crown
- Mx PRIDE New Haven Sash
- A bottle of a special edition of Stoli Vodka
- A $100 gift certificate Lunch Box Waxing Center
- Paid performance bookings at New Haven Pride Center events
- Paid performance booking at PRIDE New Haven 2020 & 2021
- Professional photoshoot
- Two complimentary tickets to attend The Dorothy Awards
Mx PRIDE Haven Pageant Contestants
4th Annual Mx PRIDE New Haven Judges
Empress 16 of the Imperial Sovereign Court of All Connecticut
Dorothy Award Recipient
Sparkle A. Diamond
Former Ms. Leon’s
Former Ms. East Coast International Newcomer
Former Queen of Pride – Baltimore
Past Baltimore Best Newcomer Award
Entrepreneur & Consultant
Gay New Haven Pageant Title Holders
Thank you to all of the Pageant Sponsors who help make this event and our amazing Prize Package possible!