Last Updated on September 10, 2019
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.