Metro Weekly

Drag / Pageant Events

All-original pictures captured by Metro Weekly's photographers

November 29, 2023

Pretty Boi Drag

Union Stage

April 1, 2022

Retro Scene: The Academy’s Golden Boy Awards

Omni Shoreham Hotel

September 20, 2019

Imperial Court of DC's Coronation VIII

The Sphinx on K

March 19, 2018

Impulse DC's Amateur Drag Queen Competition

Town Danceboutique

January 22, 2018


The Living Room

June 2, 2013

Mr. and Miss Capital Pride

Phase 1 of Dupont

September 28, 2012

The Imperial Court's Coronation I

Gala of the Americas. Marriott Metro Center

March 16, 2012

The Speak Easy at L'Enfant Café

Featuring Joey Arias. L'Enfant Café.

October 7, 2011

Imperial Court of DC's Inaugural Gala

Sheraton Four Points

March 4, 2010

Miss Gay El Salvador

Majestic Restaurant

June 11, 2009

The Academy's 48th Annual Golden Boy Awards

Ziegfeld's / Secrets

October 18, 2007

Miss Universo Latina USA and USA Plus 2007 Pageants

Holiday Inn Capitol Hill

June 7, 2007

Miss Gay D.C. America

Almas Temple

May 11, 2006

The Academy's Golden Boy Awards

Omni Shoreham Hotel

August 18, 2005

Illusion Sunday Champagne Brunch

Cada Vez

April 7, 2005

Wig Aid II


March 3, 2005

The 2005 Miss Gaye America Competition and Miss Gaye Universe, D.C. Ball

Presented by The Academy at Almas Temple

May 27, 2004

Wig Aid


May 20, 2004

Miss Gaye Dreamgirls Pageant

Presented by the Academy at Club 55

January 8, 2004

The Gaye Zodiac DC 2004 Finals

Club 55

November 20, 2003

Mr. Gay Washington DC USA 2004

Four Points Sheraton

October 16, 2003

The Academy of Washington

Benefit for the Rainbow History Project, at Club 55