The Bag Ladies could quite possibly be the nation’s first HIV/AIDS fundraising organization. Since the initial bus tour in 1981, more and more men and women have become part of this on-going and growing tradition. Around Halloween 1981, seventy (70) or so men dressed in drag, boarded three buses, and began a journey to help in the fight against AIDS calling themselves “The Bag Ladies.” The Bag Ladies got their name Coburn (Coby) Palmer, one of the original Bag Ladies and one of last year’s Grand Marshals for the Cadillac Barbie Pride Parade. Coby read in an article out of a New York City newspaper that the New York “bag ladies” were fun and campy and had lots of “chutzpah!”
And from thus was born the legends!
This event will be held at Greg’s Indy, 231 E 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, 21+ with valid ID required. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Showtime at 9:00 p.m. $5 Suggested Donation.
All donations & performers’ tips will be donated to Step Up, Inc., whose mission is to promote health and well-being among under-served & hard-to-reach populations, providing them with services, education, training and advocacy.
This show has routinely been one of the most talked about Pride events, hand(bag)s down, so you definitely do not want to miss this show!