If you thought 2019 couldn’t get any stranger, you’d be surprised.
From Down Syndrome drag shows drawing international attention, drag kids, and Drag Queen Story Time, comes another competitor: drag dogs.
The event, taking place in Downtown Phoenix, is said to be ‘complete with cocktails, kibble, a runway show and more.’
It appears that some of the proceeds from the event will be sent to an animal shelter.
Dogs in drag? This is going to be pawsome! 🐾 Tomorrow is the third annual Doggy Drag Show — complete with cocktails, kibble, a runway show and more.🥂 Benefiting our friends at @AZhumane. ❤️ #dtphx Tix: https://t.co/8rYqyx0p1G pic.twitter.com/tWBRWdohVv
— Downtown Phoenix (@downtownphoenix) September 9, 2019
According to the event webpage:
The Dressing Room and Tito’s Handmade Vodka are pairing up once again to bring you this one-of-a-kind night on the town, featuring 30 paws-itively gorgeous contestants, drool-worthy cocktails and a few nibbles to sink your teeth into.
The top canine to strut their stuff down the cat-walk will be named Queen until next year and runners up will be treated with a few prizes of their own.
Not only will it be a night you’re not likely to forget , but a portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Arizona Humane Society!
Bring your personable pup ready to walk the runway in his/her most fetching attire- contestants will be chosen on a first-come, first-serve basis so don’t be late!
TICKETS- $10 Advanced/ $15 Door
Big thanks to our partner Tito’s Handmade Vodka for their support. Sign up HERE to be a Tito’s Taster for recipes, news & event info, dogs, swag, and lots of love.
But it isn’t the first time dogs have been associated with transgenderism.
The Guardian ran an article about a dog diagnosed as a male pseudohermaphrodite.
In the meantime, Molly started to behave more like a male dog, mounting cushions and soft toys, although this often left her sore and unhappy. When she was six months old, we took her back to the vet, where a senior practitioner, Ross Allan, examined her. X-rays and other tests confirmed his suspicions – Molly was an intersex dog. In fact, she was most likely genetically male, meaning she was a male pseudohermaphrodite. She had a small vestigial penis within what looked like a female vulva and testicles inside her abdomen that hadn’t descended.
In a story published by The Daily Mail, a transgender man identified as a dog and attempts to live as a canine.
Social media users have criticized the theme of the event, despite its altruistic intentions.