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'Fit for a King' drag king brunch bringing support and community to Buffalo

Posted at 2:59 PM, Apr 22, 2023
and last updated 2023-04-23 12:57:35-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — On Saturday, 716 Pride hosted their first drag king brunch, "Fit for a King," at Hombre Y Lobo.

716 Pride owner Robyn Buyskes says the event is the first venture of the organization that is dedicated to providing a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community.

"Drag brunches are extremely popular," said Buyskes. "We wanted to give them that new experience because it gives the community the opportunity to come together that is supportive and safe."

One Drag King, Freddie Hercury, began their drag career during the pandemic. Experiencing a live audience again brings them the most thrilling moments.

"Drag is what you want it to be and everyone can do what they want. I've seen it evolve where drag is more fluid, it's art, and it's a way to find family," said Hercury.

716 Pride is hosting Drag Rookie Nights every first Tuesday of the month starting on May 2 at Gypsy Parlor.