National Entertainer of the Year launches “Drag Queens Can Save the World” campaign to give back to Campus Pride

Entertainer of the Year kicks off 30th Anniversary Year with South Florida EOY this weekend and “Drag Queens Can Change the World” national campaign to give back to LGBTQ Youth

National Entertainer of the Year titleholder Buff Faye launches the “Drag Queens Can Change the World” initiative to give back to LGBTQ youth during her reign. Any individual may purchase a $20 ticket to win up to $5000 in drag merchandise donated from the best drag queen retailers across the country. Go online

“‘Drag Queens Can Change the World” sends the message that it is important as a drag queen and a national titleholder to make a positive difference and give back to our LGBTQ community. I am thankful to have many prizes donated for this initiative from amazing professional retailers who do wigs, jewelry, make-up, costumes, and more,” said Buff Faye, EOY, FI. “My goal is to raise $10,000 and I know together the drag queen community can do it.”

Buff Faye (aka Shane Windmeyer) is a national best-selling LGBTQ author and civil rights, leader. For 20+ years, Windmeyer has dedicated his personal and professional life to LGBTQ youth with Campus Pride. 100% of the proceeds from the “Drag Queens Can Change the World” campaign will go to the organization. Founded in 2001, Campus Pride works annually with over 1400 college campuses to help build future leaders and create safer, more inclusive communities.

Buff Faye plans on promoting the campaign while traveling around the country representing EOY at regional and state-wide prelims starting this Sunday at South Florida EOY. Individuals will be encouraged to support the initiative by purchasing tickets for $20. Each ticket is a CHANCE TO WIN! Tickets are also available online at

Winners will be drawn LIVE online via Facebook on Sunday, July 19 at 6 p.m. EST/3 pm. PST. Tune into Campus Pride on Facebook at Any drag queen retailers may donate prizes by contacting Buff Faye at

The National Entertainer of the Year pageantry system celebrates 30 years this year. It started in 1991 showcasing drag creativity and entertainment honoring Emeritus Naomi Sims. The EOY pageantry system has served as a charitable contest raising funds for the non-profit SLS Pride Foundation, which is “dedicated to the betterment of diverse cultures.”  This past July at the National EOY pageant, Buff Faye was crowned Miss National Entertainer of the Year 2019 along with Prince Cole as Mr. National Entertainer of the Year 2019 at the C2 Event Venue in Louisville, Ky.  Past national winners include RuPaul Drag Race Season 11 Nina West and All-Stars 4 winner Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor.

Interested EOY contestants and new EOY promoters are encouraged to inquire about new prelim opportunities. Check the site often for updates and announcements. Learn more online at

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