Four distinguished Queensland drag queens have been inducted into The Sportsman Hotel’s new Drag Hall of Fame.
In front of a packed crowd at the venue on Australia Day Eve, friends of each of the inductees helped host Candy Surprise announce Miss Synthetic, Dame Sybil Von Thorndyke, Dame Liz Taylor, and Wanda D’Parke (pictured, left to right).
“Tomorrow is Australia Day, a special day with awards given to special people who strive to improve our lives, outstanding in their chosen fields,” Candy told the crowd.
“There are many entertainers in our community who have gone unrecognised for their hard work and their dedication to the art of drag.
“Tonight we’d like to highlight some of these fabulous entertainers and remind you of their valued contribution to the Brisbane drag scene.”
Each of the fabulous inductees took to the stage and reflected on their years in drag, sharing stories of just a few of the hundreds of drag shows they’ve performed and looking back at their years of travelling the length and breadth of the state.
The Hall of Fame has taken pride of place in the Lounge Bar of the venue, and each year on Australia Day Eve another drag queen will join the ranks.