Queens of the Castro

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Founded by four drag queens in San Francisco in 2010, Queens of the Castro is a nonprofit dedicated to disrupting the gender binary and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in local high schools and universities. They have worked closely with LGBTQ+ youth and drag performers to organize drag shows as school-wide assemblies. They have also established a fund that has awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships, giving LGBTQ+ youth in California the financial freedom to pursue a variety of postsecondary opportunities.