Witti Repartee to Host Birthday Fundraiser, 7/16

Following on the heels of last January's fundraiser for Iris House, Witti Repartee's Broads, Bawds and Bachelorettes 3,New York City's hardest working philanthropist drag queen announces Witti Repartee's 5th Annual 39th Birthday Celebration: There's No Cure Like Travel, a benefit for Cycle for the Cause, to be held at Rockbar (185 Christopher Street) on July 16, 2016.

"I threw a 39th Birthday Party for myself in Cherry Grove as a fundraising lark," said Repartee recently. "Well, that lark had wings, and as long as we keep raising money for charity, I'll keep doing as RuPaul says and 'Bring Back My Girls!'" 2015's 4thAnnual 39th Birthday Party raised more than $3,600 for Cycle for the Cause.

This year's show is co-hosted by Will Clark, a 20 veteran of the erotic entertainment industry, who has appeared in 48 XXX films, produced 10 Bad Boys Pool Parties, 144 nights of "Cocktails with the Stars", 457 editions of "The Will Clark Show feat. P*rno Bingo" as well as hundreds of other events raising funds for LGBT charities.

The 2016 Edition will feature performances from some of Witti's favorite New York performers, including drag legend-to-be Big Ang of Monaco; dancer extraordinaire Detoxx Busti-ae; Aussie singer-songwriter and pooch lover Kylie Edmond; real girl singer Paula Galloway; winner of the Metropolitan Room's "New York's Next Top Drag Queen" 2016, Shirley U. Jest; Brooklyn's shapeshifting chanteuse Louvel, the temptress Farrah Moans, nightlife personality and host Tym Moss, NYC's modern day Auntie Mame Ruby Powers and Witti's drag granddaughter and Brooklyn favorite Daphne Sumtimez. Special guests include legendary Richmond, Virginia hostess Natasha Carrington, international sensation Reann Ballslee and 2014's Queen of the Bag Ladies, Indianapolis favorite Cassidy Fellows-Sommers.

Witti Repartee's 5th Annual 39th Birthday Celebration: There's No Cure Like Travel is produced under the aegis of Kaleidoscope Collaborations, which connects passionate artists and volunteers with progressive causes for the purpose of using their talents to raise awareness, build relationships and provide resources for non-profit organizations working to improve the lives of our neighbors and communities. All proceeds will benefit Cycle For the Cause, the Boston to New York AIDS ride supporting the HIV Services programs at New York's LGBT Community Services Center.

The event will feature a fabulous silent auction including travel, fashion and the "Lost Luggage" of many of the evening's performers. A stunning brooch in the design of an ocean liner, donated by Robert Sorrell of Sorrell Originals, will be the centerpiece of a progressive auction.

"Look," remarked Witti Repartee, "Pride's over, so we need something to celebrate, and the fact that I've got more wrinkles than I did last year means that I've got one more year of life in me, and one less to go. Who doesn't want to drink to that?"

There is a suggested donation of $10 for Witti Repartee's 5th Annual 39th Birthday Celebration: There's No Cure Like Travel, and all performers are donating their tips to the beneficiary.



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