Beverly Buttercup from 2007 – 2021
Founder / Treasurer
Beverly began her drag career in March 1992 with her trademark two male dancers, and quickly established herself as one of the most popular acts in Western Sydney. In 1999, Beverly became the first drag queen in the West to win a prestigious ‘DIVA’ Award & later in the same year won a ‘World AIDS Day’ Award for her fundraising work, and an ‘ACON’ West Community Award and for her ongoing support & achievements. In 2000, Beverly was honoured to be the only drag queen in Western Sydney invited to be part of the Sydney 2000 Olympics Closing Ceremony. and then winning anther Diva Awards in 2007 & 2013, and decided in October 2013 to go into semi-retirement after doing drag for 21years and only makes a occasional appearance at a charity event so she can focus more on herself / health / family / grandson but you can hear her on the award winning Queer Out West Produced by Beverly Buttercup Every Monday night from 10:00pm – 12am Between 03 December 2001 to 19 December 2016 and Then Queer Radio Sydney in 2017 and NEW Produced Pride Radio 89.3fm Every Sunday from 1st April 2018 for a year and finishing up taking a break from community radio. Check out Beverly’s website: beverlybuttercup.com
Gracie Lou from 2007 – 2021
Committee Member / Secretary / Coordinator
Gracie’s first on stage performance was in the ‘Kylie Unlikely’ Competition in 2004 at PASH, where she performed her controversial ‘All that Jazz’ in the finals. The following year Gracie returned with Sue and Gale to win the competition with a high energy ‘Bring It On’ Cheerleading number. And went on to be one of your cast members of ” Your Westy Divas ” until 2011, and stayed on board to help run Heaven Social Dance
LayDee KinMee from 2016 – 2021
Committee Member / Coordinator
LayDee career officially began in August 2009 at Heaven Social Dance, joining popular group Your Westy Divas, remaining a crowd favourite until their final performance in December 2011, And in early 2012, LayDee shocked television and online audiences after her yodelling performance on Australia’s Got Talent. She received a standing ovation from all 3 judges and was also one of the most memorable acts of the series. From this, she became known as “The Yodelling Drag Queen”, and also became infamous with her catch-phrase “FASTER”, which she used as the title of her debut album released in November 2014. The album features some camp country tracks, big diva ballads and of course her ever popular yodels, and In 2015, LayDee won an ACE Award (Australian Club Entertainment) for Production Show of the Year for her Drags to Bitches Show. and is now the most popular drag queen in Western Sydney and has agreed to come back to help keep heaven running in 2016 to 2021.
Check out LayDee’ s website: Drag Entertaiment
Melicious D’amage From 2019 – 2021
Committee Member / Coordinator
Melicious danced her way onto the stages of Western Sydney in 2003 at PASH for their “Dare To Cher” talent quest, initially as a dare from friends, and went on to win and never looked back. After the talent quest had finished was invited to join the Drag group “MID – Men In Drag” performing at PASH alongside Crystal Clear and Marcia Monterey and stayed until the end in 2007. Melicious also worked at various venues in Penrith 2004 – 2008 (Image Nightclub, DNA Nightclub, Embassy & Bubblegum at Bloc), Diamonds and Pearls – Moorebank Sports Club, Heaven – Parramatta, Rosehill, Northmead and Fairfield, Dolphins Dance & Kaleidoscope – Parramatta Golf Club. Up on our north coast at Krave Night Club – The Entrance and Coastal Castaways at Forster and Port Macquarie. Also appearing at various Oxford St Venues – ARQ, Stonewall, Midnight Shift, Taxi Club, and Kinsellas. Other performances at Mardi Gras, Sleaze Ball and the Homosexual parties at Home Night Club Darling Harbour. Melicious also spent 8 years in Wollongong and was a featured performer at Castros Night club and a Committee member and Executive Committee member of Unity Wollongong for 4 years. Also heard on Community radio programs – Queer out West, Pink Nation Wollongong and Pride Radio 89.3Fm. and is currently a member and an Executive Committee member of The Pollys Club.