A lot of people have started to ask why there hasnâ€™t been any publicity for Drag Idol 2012 yet and before I explain, I would like to apologise for the delay. I have had to speak to a few people personally and having had a chance to do that now, this part hasnâ€™t been made any easier but it has to be done.
There will not be a Drag Idol 2012! This has been a really hard and emotional decision to make, and there are numerous reasons for it, but the main reason is simple, lack of FINANCIAL SUPPORT!
I could go into all sorts of reasons why recently Drag Idol hardly getâ€™s any financial support and in some cases nothing at all from local Businesses, venues & individuals, but that would involve naming and shaming them, which is not my style. I understand some Businesses canâ€™t provide financial support and I guess it’s their choice to sponsor or not but in some cases a venue would not even display a poster or take a charity tin and through a social networking site, myself and Drag Idol suffered from a whole load of personal and detrimental abuse from a certain individual, which made my life and my familyâ€™s very unhappy. I do feel it is a duty for all of us as individuals and business & venues on this LGBT scene to support events of this nature and help in any way we can, financially or otherwise. I want to thank the venues & Individuals who have financially supported us and the venues that held fundraisers over the years. Your support has ensured Drag Idolâ€™s success these past few years.
There is no reason why personal issues and political issues canâ€™t be put aside for the greater good, as after all, if Drag Idol doesnâ€™t return in the near future then it will be Yorkshire Mesmac and the people they provide support to who will suffer. Iâ€™m sure that nobody wants that no matter what they think of Drag Idol, myself or the people who have remained dedicated to making it happen for this long.
I just want to finish by thanking Jon Bishop who created Drag Idol and allowing me to help and eventually run this amazing charity event that has touched many peopleâ€™s hearts in Leeds on the LGBT scene and all over the UK.
DCB & The Drag Idol Team