As a means to further Pride Center San Antonio’s mission to support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and ally community in Bexar County, some of San Antonio’s brightest burlesque and drag talents joined forces for the Emerald Ball. Presented by San Antonio Current/Out In SA photographer Julián P. Ledezma’s JPL Productions and hosted by gender-bending glam-bear queen Foxxy Blue Orchid, the fifth annual “burlesque drag fundraiser” featured performances by JD Hickock and Chola Magnolia (reigning King and Queen of San Antonio Burlesque), the Pastie Pops’ own Jasper St. James, Stars and Garters mainstays Squirrely Temple and Miss Lucky Strike and members of Austin’s Fat Bottom Cabaret.


Photos by Julián P. Ledezma