This year also holds special significance for not only Shantae’s Cabaret but the LGBTQIA+ community, as the art of drag has become the target of conservative-backed legislation here in Texas banning the art form. Senate Bill 12 was approved by the governor on June 18, during Pride Month no less, and will go into effect on September 1. For centuries, Drag has served as a powerful form of self-expression, artistic creativity, and community building. Additionally, Drag shows have historically been a safe haven for the LGBTQIA+ community, offering a space where individuals can authentically express their true selves and find support and acceptance.
By attending Shantae’s Cabaret Drag Show, you are not only supporting a captivating evening of entertainment but also contributing to the visibility and recognition of an art form that has played a crucial role in the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights and acceptance. Featuring two Dallas Hope Charities board members, Shantaé Morgan and Miss Judy Ism, your night is sure to be filled with laughter and entertainment. All proceeds from Shantaé’s Cabaret will go to providing food, shelter, and services that instill dignity, stability and #HopeForAll!
Miss Judy Ism
STAY TUNED! More performers will be added to the lineup as they are confirmed.
In conjunction with our event, we are also hosting a raffle to win 4 tickets to the opening night of THE CHER SHOW at the Winspear Opera House on Thursday, December 14th at 8PM.
Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award®-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon. Win tickets for you and three others to see the Dallas performance on opening night!
Raffle is open to the public. Event ticket purchase is not required. Attendance to win is not required.
Winner will be contacted Monday, August 28th.
ABOUT DALLAS HOPE CHARITIES
Dallas Hope Charities operates Dallas Hope Center, Dallas’s LGBTQIA-focused homeless youth transitional living center and extension program. Through our center, we offer a welcoming, safe environment for youth 18-24 years of age where they learn important life skills necessary to successfully live independent lives.
What originally focused on addressing the risk factors associated with hopelessness that lead to suicide, our Collective Hope Coalition is now our resource hub for LGBTQIA+ basic needs services. We work with over 50 community organizations and individuals to address gaps in food, housing, medical care, mental health, support for youth, and more in hopes of creating change that improves the lives of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Dallas Hope Charities is working with the Dallas Police Department through the Safe Place program to spread awareness and education in the community by encouraging victims to report ALL crimes, especially hate crimes, in hopes of reducing the risk of suicide within our LGBTQIA+ community. The Safe Place program will help bring the LGBTQIA+ community, the Dallas Police Department, local businesses, social organizations, and education centers together to create a safe place and city for all.
We offer Hopeful Discussions, a series that is geared toward reducing homophobia by increasing understanding of LGBTQIA+ identities and issues to educate and build a more inclusive community.
Through our Hope Center, Collective Hope Coalition, Safe Place, and Hopeful Discussions we are fulfilling our mission to provide food, shelter, and services that instill dignity, stability & Hope for All. Find out more at www.dallashopecharities.org