The Year of the Phoenix was an incredible collaboration, hosted by the fabulous Vivian Von Brokenhymen. The benefit opened with a video tribute to Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen from southwest Ohio who tragically took her life on December 28. Kelly Mantle from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 6 and rapper Big Dipper headlined the event, and a cast of Columbus favorite performers took the stage, including Hellin Bedd, Britney Blaire, Betty Cracker, Deva Station, Mr. Pottymouth and the CGMC. Wall Street Nightclub was packed for this sold-out event that raised $6,500 for the You Will Rise Project’s efforts to combat bullying.
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