Alex Minsky Throws First Pitch at 3rd Annual DRAG QUEEN WORLD SERIES Today

Alex Minsky Throws First Pitch at 3rd Annual DRAG QUEEN WORLD SERIES Today

Defending Champions The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are headed back to the softball field to defend their title against The West Hollywood Cheerleaders in the Drag Queen World Series today, May 10, 2014 from 1-4pm.

All money raised at the event will go to The Life Group LA a coalition of people dedicated to the education, empowerment and emotional support of persons both infected and affected by HIV/AIDS so that they may make informed choices and decisions regarding their healthcare and personal well being.

At this years 3rd annual Drag Queen World Series (May 10) the Ceremonial First Ball Pitch will be thrown by Alex Minsky.

This years game announcer's will be director/writer, Del Shores and his fabulous daughter Becca Shores. Justin Lanning will kick off the game singing the National Anthem.

Throughout the day, music will be spun by Celebrity DJ, Eur-O-Steve. This years' food truck time is being made available by Babys Badass Burgers.

There will be super raffle tickets items, including an $8,000 grand prize and a weekend away for up to 16 People at the Famous Harpo Marx Estate in Rancho Mirage, CA

Drag Queen World Series raises awareness of the fact that the AIDS pandemic is not over and to erase the stigma, and is also an opportunity to raise financial support for The Life Group LA. The group's main goal is to continue providing education and emotional support to persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

The game is an affirmation of the power of compassion and a demonstration that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things.

The Life Group LA, a 501 c 3 non profit was founded in 2005 and provides free of charge, much needed information and emotional support through medical forums, emotional support groups and the POZ Life Weekend Seminar. All services are offered in a non-judgmental and safe environment with compassion and understanding. Safety, respect and confidentiality are the cornerstones of Life Group LA's philosophy. It is accomplished by providing trained support group facilitators for emotional support groups and POZ Life Weekend Seminars. These facilitators have been trained in the art of active listening and conduct themselves with empathy and compassion.

In a time when the HIV epidemic has surpassed its 32nd year and new HIV infections continue to occur on a daily basis, now more than ever we must continue the struggle against HIV/AIDS.

The game will take place at the Impressive Glendale Sports Complex. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at door. They can be purchased at http://www.dragqueenworldseries.com.

Del Shores has written, directed and produced successfully across studio and independent film, network and cable television and regional and national touring theatre.

Shores' career took off with the play Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got The Will?) in 1987, which ran two years, winning many Los Angeles theatre awards, including LA Weekly's Best Production and Best Writing. The play has subsequently been produced in over 2,500 theatres worldwide. A movie version of Daddy's Dyin' was released in 1990 by MGM starring Beau Bridges, Tess Harper, Judge Reinhold, Keith Carradine and Beverly D'Angelo. Shores wrote the screenplay and executive produced the film.

Sordid Lives, his fourth play, opened in Los Angeles in 1996 and ran 13 sold-out months. The play went on to win 14 Drama-Logue Theatre Awards, including three for Shores for wring, directing and producing. There have since been over 300 additional stage productions of the play.

Sordid Lives, his fourth play, opened in Los Angeles in 1996 and ran 13 sold-out months. The play went on to win 14 Drama-Logue Theatre Awards, including three for Shores for wring, directing and producing. There have since been over 300 additional stage productions of the play.

In 1999, Shores wrote and directed the film version of Sordid Lives starring Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Olivia Newton-John, Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan and Beth Grant along with most of the cast from the play. Opening in only eight theatres across the country, the little film that could took in nearly two million dollars in its limited release. The movie became a cult phenomenon and became the longest running film in the history of Palm Springs with a record ninety-six weeks.

The movie won many festival awards including Best Film at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival, Atlanta Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, South Beach Film Festival, Memphis International Film Festival and the San Diego International Film Festival and won a total of thirteen "Audience Awards." In 2002 Twentieth Century Fox released the DVD/Video, which has now sold over 300,000 units.

His play Southern Baptist Sissies followed, and it enjoyed a ten-month sold-out run in Los Angeles in 2000. Revived in 2002, Sissies had another six month sold-out run. Shores received the LA Weekly, Robby and Maddy for Best Direction and the Backstage West Garland, Robby and Maddy for Best Writing. The play was also awarded the prestigious GLAAD Award for Outstanding Production of the Year.

In 2003, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife became Shores' most critically acclaimed play. After a six-month sold-out run in Los Angeles, Shores won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's Ted Schmitt Award for Best World Premiere of an Outstanding New Play. The Circle also awarded the play Best Production and Best Lead Performance to Beth Grant. Trials also won five Back Stage West Garland Awards, two NAACP Awards, an LA Stage Alliance Ovation and three LA Weekly Awards.

What You Need is Justin Lanning's follow up to a smash tour and his debut album Behind These Eyes, which also garnered much critical praise and mass appeal. With such a strong sophomore release, Lanning proves that he is a man of depth and an artist worth the listen. What You Need is exactly what we need-fresh positivity and heartfelt truth from a youthful visioneer with a bold soul.

Justin's music career is bolstered by his acting career. For Justin music always comes first, but acting is another artful form of expression and a great way to fund Just Love Entertainment. He's landed over 20 commercial and TV show roles, including MTV's Score with Ryan Cabrera and a murderous turn on CSI: Las Vegas.

Justin stars in his own Justin's World, a web series that follows the life and times of Lanning's enthusiastic spirit as he navigates his way through a bevy of left coast adventures. Justin's Worldis already a cult classic, with tens of thousands of viewers "tuning in" for each webisode. California cool and confident, Justin stays ever positive and believes in the beauty of his music and the strength of his destiny. Give Justin Lanning a good listen-you'll find that he's just what you need.

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