The United States Library of Congress has selected the Pretty Boi Drag website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive.
“This is not only an honor,” says Pretty Boi Drag co-producer, Pretty Rik E, “But this is a testament to all of the work we’ve put in over the last few years to put drag kings on the map.”
“It’s a little surreal,” admits co-producer Lexie Starre. “We didn’t start Pretty Boi Drag to necessarily make history. We wanted to create a truly inclusive space for drag kings and a place where we can continually strive to put on bigger and better shows featuring drag kings.”
Pretty Boi Drag first hit the DC performance scene in January of 2016. The first, of many, sold out shows featuring QPOC drag kings from the DC, Maryland, Virginia area. Since then, Pretty Boi Drag has also won a couple of awards in the Best of Gay DC, an annual award show by The Washington Blade. In 2018, Pretty Boi Drag worked closely with the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs to produce the first annual ‘District of Pride’, an inclusive showcase of LGBTQ performers and talent from the DMV.