Hello, Pals and Confidants!
Since DragCon NYC is not happening this year, we have been encouraged to attend Comic Con NYC instead! And we are SUPER DEE DUPER EXCITED. Enough with the CAPSLOCK, Rose. We just know we will be a hit at Comic Con. It is an expensive endeavor! With the money we are raising we will pay for the booth $2000, we will commission our very own comic book by UK illustrator Marc Jackson, and we will pay all of the trade show costs, i.e. insurance, travel, purchase of merchandise and paying our staff.
We (Andy, Gerry and Jason) are not only the stars of The Golden Gays NYC shows, but also 1/3 business partners on the LLC which we created a few years ago. As you can imagine, the impact of Covid 19 on our touring business was pretty substantial, so we do not have the funds in our accounts to front the money for Comic Con.
We have reached out to our supportive fan base and they have already donated about $1,000! We are very grateful, but we still need your help.
Attending Comic Con this year is a Golden opportunity for us to spread our joy and laughter and the spirit of The Golden Girls to a whole new mainstream audience. The Golden Gays NYC is not just for fans of DragCon, but anyone who loves The Golden Girls, Broadway, Comedy, Camp, Drag, character actors of yesteryear or simply loves to laugh!
A part of The GoldenGays NYC's mission is to continue to expand our reach and have one-of-a-kind experiences with more people. We receive so many personal stories at our events of how The Golden Girls changed their lives, how The Golden Gays changed their lives, the power of musical theatre, the power of LGBTQ+ characters in the limelight, the power of women of a certain age being the leads in a show!
We love the Golden Girls and are privileged to honor the women who brought us laughter and tears and who made us think.
Through our shows, The Golden Gays NYC™ bring humor, entertainment and a bit of nostalgia wherever we go, but there is more to what we do. Our mission is to spread love, togetherness, and equality, by creating a space to share a laugh, a song, a memory.
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When we share these things, we are all, performers and audience alike, in a wonderful space to forget our worries and our differences. For an hour or so at a time, we enjoy life and laugh – together.
We have each faced the hurdle of being called odd, queer, sensitive, light in the loafers and many other words we won't share, but you all know. And eventually we learned that it is our queerness that is our super power. We celebrate that thing which others used to think was a weakness and we made it into a musical!
Please help us get to Comic Con so we can continue to infuse laughter and love into the energy of the universe.
Thank you for being a friend!
Jason (The Dorothy), Andy (The Blanche) and Gerry (The Rose)
p.s. Here's a video by a little news outlet called CNN – maybe you've heard of them?
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