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posted Friday, August 19, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 33
Asian/Pacific Islander officials announce 2011 Mr. & Miss Gay API Pageant
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Asian/Pacific Islander officials announce 2011 Mr. & Miss Gay API Pageant

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

On August 9, Asian/Pacific Islander officials announced the 2011 Mr. & Miss Gay API Pageant, scheduled for September 24 at Neighbours Seattle (1509 Broadway).

'In a beauty pageant unlike any other, Asian and Pacific Islander drag queens and kings, studs, and Transsexuals from across the Pacific Northwest will descend on Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood to compete for the prestigious title that began 10 years ago,' announced Gaysha Starr, API Council president, in a press release to the media. 'It is a feast for the senses, and it won't leave you feeling hungry for more an hour later! Come enjoy the Asian delight that is the 2011 Mr. & Miss Gay Asian/Pacific Islander International Pageant.'

Each year the event takes place (it has skipped a few years), it draws the attention of the entire community. Some pageants have seen nearly 600 people in attendance, and the hype is already beginning to build for this year's pageant.

'The API Pageant is not only entertaining, it's a great way to show support for the Queer Asian/Pacific Islander Community,' read the press release.

'This is our opportunity to put a face on a segment of the population that is often overlooked within the traditional Asian-American community,' said David Luc Nguyen, co-founder of the API International. 'The Mr. & Miss Gay API Pageant is our chance to showcase the incredible talent, beauty, and diversity within the queer Asian community on a grand stage.'

Contestants will be dressed in spectacular outfits for competition in their national costumes, formal wear, and swimsuits. In addition, the API Council has booked world-class talent to entertain the crowd expected for the evening festivities.

Celebrated Asian Drag Queens Jenuwine Beaute, Aleksa Manila, and Gaysha Starr will host the pageant. API co-founders Shaka Kwan and Teriyaki Temple will also be on hand to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the council.

API plans to use some of this year's pageant proceeds to benefit the Youth Suicide Prevention Program of Washington State, which counsels LGBT youth who contemplate suicide due to the harassment they face for their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Tickets for the pageant are $15 at the door or you may purchase them in advance on www.brownpapertickets.com after September 6. This event is being organized in collaboration with The API International Council, www.gayshastarr.com, JJ Cariaso Photography and Make-Up, Collin Kwan Design, Neighbours Nightclub, Seattle Gay News, and TT Productions.

API was founded in 2001 by David Luc Nguyen (aka Teriyaki Temple), and Collin Kwan (aka Shaka Kwan) to promote awareness and pride to empower the LGBT Asian/Pacific Islander community.

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