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San Diego Kings "Drag it Out" for the Trevor Project on Sunday

This Sunday, May 8th, the San Diego Kings Club (SDKC) will be burning up The Flame.

The popular male impersonation troupe will not only perform some of their own finely-tuned acts, but also give fans (and other aspiring drag kings) an opportunity to strut their stuff on stage right along with with them.

Regina Styles will be your host for the night's 70's and 80's theme and the best part - The Trevor Project will be the night's beneficiary.

"We've all heard the tragic stories of the young people who feel that there is no hope," said Drina (Rudy Ramrod) Lickert, manager of the SDKC.

"The Trevor Project is out there with a national presence, trying to save young lives, and we are proud to support their efforts.

"The door cover is usually $4., but [on Sunday] it is $5. and fifty percent of the door goes to the Trevor Project. We are also having a raffle and an auction, and one hundred percent of those will also go to the Trevor Project."

Lickert (seen below, as Rudy Ramrod) is one of the last original members still in an active role with the local troupe, which has been warming hearts and thrilling audiences for over a decade. She took over management of the group three years ago.

Itching to perform but don't have a '70s or '80s song in your back pocket? Not to worry, says Lickert.

"It is an open forum format, not for just Kings, but also Queens and in-betweens, so any guest is allowed to perform, even if they don't have a song for this month's theme," she said.

Over the years, the SDKC has had long-term runs at other bars around the community, starting with their early days at the original Flame (then a women's bar), Six Degrees (also a women's bar), and most recently, Bacchus House in North Park.

The SDKC brought "Drag it Out" back to The Flame in 2010, where it has become a monthly event.

Sunday's show starts at 7 pm, but if you think you want to perform, sign-ups start at 6:30 pm.

The Flame is located at 3780 Park Blvd in Hillcrest.

Learn More

The SDKC are always looking for ways to support the community.

They do several fundraisers per month and have performed all over southern California. If you are looking for ways to raise money and would like them to headline your event, make sure you contact them.

You can keep up with the SDKC's activities, shows and special events by following their Facebook page.

To learn more about the Trevor Project, visit their website or follow their Facebook page.

You can also follow the local chapter of the Trevor Project, the San Diego Ambassadors, HERE.