As we all know, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico recently, and our commander-in-chief has done little to nothing to help. Many Puerto Ricans still lack access to basic necessities including edible food, electricity, and clean water.
Well, in an effort to actually help those in need, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 4 & All Stars 2 alum Phi Phi O’Hara is producing a benefit show to help raise money for those affected by the hurricane. The show, entitled "Queens United/Reinas Unidas," is set to take place in Minneapolis on November 6.
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All of the proceeds will go to Somos Una Voz, a relief initiative started by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. (If you’re unable to attend the performance, please consider donating to the crowdfunding page if you have the means to do so.)
Phi Phi has assembled an absolutely stellar cast of superstar drag queens and performers for "Queens United/Reinas Unidas," including Acid Betty, Alexis Michelle, Chad Michaels, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Darienne Lake, Farrah Moan, Ginger Minj, Jade Jolie, Jade Sotomayor, Jessica Wild, Jiggly Caliente, Kimora Blac, Naysha Lopez, Nicole Paige Brooks, Madame LaQueer, Mariah Paris Balenciaga, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Mystique Summers, Ongina, Pandora Boxx, Phi Phi O’Hara, Trinity Taylor, and Yara Sofia.
"It doesn’t take money to show compassion and empathy for people who are struggling in Puerto Rico," Phi Phi O’Hara told Billboard. "What it does take is a leader to help rebuild and show the people of Puerto Rico that they matter and we as humans, no matter race, sex, gender, religious background, see someone struggle, you put out a hand to lift them up."
Phi Phi also opened up about her personal connection to the individuals suffering in Puerto Rico. "My husband is Puerto Rican and has family members still on the island that he has yet to hear from, so this hits close to home."
Thank you Phi Phi for using your platform for activism and to help others!