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Vallarta Men Make a Stand Against Domestic Violence

January 29, 2018

Tickets are on sale now for this hilarious drag competition for straight men that raises money & awareness for victims of domestic violence in the Banderas Bay area. Call Freda at 221-5180 to get yours TODAY!

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - On Sunday, February 18 at 8:00 pm, some of Puerto Vallarta's finest men will get 'all dolled up,' donning make-up, wigs, dresses and high heels, to compete in the 4th edition of Puerto Vallarta's annual drag competition for straight men, aptly named 'What a Drag.'

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 stilettos and get up on stage to 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 the shelter, which offers women and children who are victims of domestic violence with an immediate, temporary and safe living environment.

Thanks to Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, this year's FUNdraiser will be held at Teatro Vallarta, where there will be plenty of seats for everyone who wants to enjoy an evening of laugh-out-loud fun, while supporting this worthy cause. Watching these brave straight men bravely and brazenly vie for the 'Miss What A Drag' crown in a competition that includes talent - from hilarious skits to singing, dancing and lip-synching - evening wear, and racy Q & A rounds, is an experience you won't soon forget.

What A Drag 2018 is co-chaired by Freda Thompson and Tammy Carruthers Prust, and the February 18 show at Teatro Vallarta will be directed by Javier Martinez. Tickets for this year's show are now available for a donation of $1000 pesos for VIP seating, $600 for general admission and $300 for a seat in the gallery. Call Freda at (322) 221-5180 to get yours TODAY! All proceeds benefit the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter.

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, find them on Facebook, or contact David Zude at compassionforthefamily(at)