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Vallarta Men Make a Stand Against Domestic Violence

October 27, 2017

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - The organizers of 'What a Drag!' are so proud of the #metoo movement that is sweeping the world. We are all better when women speak up against violence and harassment and rape. If you want to go further, make plans now to attend and/or support the 4th edition of Puerto Vallarta's annual drag competition for straight men on February 18, 2018.

What started out in 2015 as a fun way to raise money and awareness for victims of domestic violence in the Banderas Bay area has become one of the most anticipated yearly events in Puerto Vallarta. And if you've ever attended, you know why. Every year these men trade in their boots for high heels and get up on stage (in drag) to bravely and brazenly entertain the audience with their hilarious antics - all to raise money for the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.

To date, the event has sold-out every year, and has raised well over $1.5 million pesos to support these families. Thanks to Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, What a Drag! 2018 will be held at Teatro Vallarta, where there will be plenty of seats for everyone who wants to support this worthy cause. Make plans now to join in the fun and cheer on the contestants, who are all "another man against violence against women."

This year's FUNdraiser is co-chaired by Freda Thompson and Tammy Carruthers Prust, and the show will be directed by Javier Martinez. And while all of the details have not yet been 'ironed out,' we do know that tickets will be made available through a donation to the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.

Would like to be part of the team that will make What a Drag! 2018 bigger and better than ever? Event sponsors (businesses and individuals) and "Fairy Drag Mothers" (volunteers who help the contestants with makeup and costumes,) are needed. For more information, contact Freda at fredafish(at)hotmail.com.

About The Banderas Bay Women's Shelter


The Banderas Bay Women's Shelter is working with Vida Reavivida/Compassion for the Family Inc. and Mexican Social Services to provide an immediate, temporary and safe living environment for women and children who are the victims of domestic violence; to prepare them to be financially independent through jobs, education, English second language education, non interest small business loans; and to assist them in living a life free of violence through professional counseling.

Vida Reavivida A.C. is a not for profit charitable organization that is registered with the state Jalisco. For more information about Vida Reavivida A.C. and the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter, please visit CompassionForTheFamilyMx.org, find them on Facebook, or contact David Zude at compassionforthefamily(at)yahoo.com.mx.