Drag queens, kings promote pride month

alligator.org – Melinda Carstensen, Alligator Contributing Writer

The lights flashed on, the bass began to boom and the crowd, standing shoulder to shoulder, stood on its toes, eager for the parade of drag queens and kings to start.

Mimi Imfurst, dressed in a hot pink dress with silver tassels that glimmered under the stage lights, walked onto the stage to Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out.”

About 300 sets of awed eyes watched her in a trance, packing the Hippodrome State Theatre basement to its capacity Thursday night.