Posts Tagged ‘High Heel Race’

Should Drag Queens Pay to Race Down 17th Street?

FOX5 investigates why some D.C. special events—including D.C.'s traditional Halloween drag event, the Dupont "High Heel" race—aren't forced to pay the city fees for the D.C. police officers employed as security for the parades. Kristopher Baumann, Chairman of the Fraternal Order of Police's Labor Committee, suggests that the city money used to subsidize the parties [...]

Was the Dupont High Heel Race a Success for Equality?

Last night, The New Gay editor Zack Rosen set out to determine once and for all whether all those heteros who flock to the Dupont High Heel Race every year are there to support the gay community, or just mock all the queens in dresses. This year, the pre-Halloween drag queen race was pushed into [...]

Dupont High Heel Race Gets Political

Tomorrow, as per tradition, hundreds of drag queens will race down 17th Street between R and Church Streets NW. According to Metro Weekly, the 24th annual Dupont High Heel Race will see a couple of changes this year: One, you won't be able to drink beer outside anymore. And two, it's political this time.

Drag Race: The College Years

The G.W. Hatchet (the paper for which I wrote anonymous bar reviews in my own college years) has a nice narrated slide show about one senior's experience suiting up for the Dupont Circle High Heel Race. Hatchet reporter Marisa Kabas gives the profile treatment to Paul Rozenberg, who put on the big heels on Tuesday [...]

High Heel Race Video Corner

Thirty fabulous seconds from last night's Dupont Circle High Heel Race. Includes: men in women's clothing; giant phallic Washington Monument costume; swarming mob.
Trouble viewing? Try the youtube version.

The High Heel Race Is Run

It feels good to live in a city where city council candidates gather to vie for the attentions of several thousand intoxicated men dressed in glorious splendor. In case you missed Washington's leggiest pre-Halloween tradition, the Dupont Circle High Heel Race, here's some photo evidence of the event. It's just a taste—I'll upload a video [...]

High Heel Race D.C.: Tonight

In case you haven't signed up to volunteer for the high heel race—or run it yourself—you can take in all the ostentatious glory of this pre-Halloween drag tradition tonight between P and S Streets on 17th Street. The parade up and down 17th (which will be closed) begins around 7 p.m.; the race starts at [...]

High Heel Race Seeks Volunteers

The storied Dupont Circle High Heel Race is looking for volunteers who just like to watch. "It's the best way to see the race," insists Dave Perruzza, JR.'s Bar & Grill general manager and one of the event's organizers. "You're right in front. You can take pictures," he says. "All you have to do is [...]