This article was published on June 6th, 2019
In celebration of Pride Month, United Airlines is partnering with OTG hospitality group to host the first-ever airport Drag Brunch at Newark Liberty International Airport. Produced by the renowned nightlife impresario, Jake Resnicow, the brunch will feature live entertainment and top-tier talent, including DJ Steve-Sidewalk and brunch host, Harmonica Sunbeam. There will also be epic performances from iconic divas such as Jahlissa A. Ross, Pattaya Hart, Fifi Dubois, Caracol Richards, Daesha Richards and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Kennedy Davenport.
“As a company, embracing the LGBTQ+ community is a priority so that our customers and employees feel welcomed,” said Jill Kaplan, United’s president for New York and New Jersey. “We are extremely proud to host the inaugural drag brunch at Newark Airport in celebration of pride, but equally as enthusiastic to support organizations like The Trevor Project who provide assistance for LGBTQ youth.”
“I’m a big proponent of ‘Pride With A Purpose’, pride celebrations that are fun but also serve the community,” says producer Jake Resnicow. “I love that this fabulous show will spotlight some of our amazing talent and also benefit our youth. I’m thrilled to be working with United Airlines and OTG on this monumental event.”
The Drag Brunch will be held at Novella, located by Gate C75 in Terminal C, on June 20th from 10:00am until 11:45am. Prior to and after the brunch, entertainers will travel throughout Terminal C allowing opportunities for passengers to engage in the festivities.
The menu will feature bottomless brunch favorites including fresh-baked pastries from Mélange Bakery. There will also be a selection of specialty cocktails and mocktails including the Taste The Rainbow featuring fresh berries, lime juice, lemon juice, coconut water and almond syrup and the Aromatic Nectar featuring tonic, berry iced tea and lemon juice.
Proceeds from the brunch will benefit The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people, with a guaranteed minimum donation on behalf of OTG for $10,000.
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