It’s time for the annual meeting of the tribe, high on glamour, back slapping and celebration of community. Yep it’s the 24th annual Drag Industry Variety Awards, DIVA. It’s amazing to think when we first met at DCM nightclub in 1991 that today we would have a record to evoke the best of a drag industry that tells a wonderful and colourful story of Sydney’s gay life.
|Ian Jopson Penny Clifford David Wilkins|
|Monique St John Simone Troy Carlotta|
|The Albury Hotel Tribute|
This year DIVA is celebrating all generations of drag, from our showgirls who paved the way in the early days, all the way through to the new and enthusiastic talent currently emerging on our scene. The Roundhouse of UNSW, where we are returning again, is the perfect room for our event in these times. While the Industry is more niche than ever, the sense of celebrating our tribe is as strong and worthwhile as it was in 1991.