Chicago, IL -
Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, producer Justin Mikita, came out Wednesday for the opening performance of 'Night of 100 Drag Queens: Animal Queendom' a two-night extravaganza of color, glitter and music, all benefiting Equality Illinois
'Night of 100 Drag Queens' began over two decades ago as a fun birthday party for then Gay Chicago Magazine
columnist Rick Karlin, who today is the editor of Boi Magazine
and a contributor for ChicagoPride.com.
has had some hilariously talented hosts over the years, including Karlin, Honey West, Dominic Hamilton Little, Teri Yaki, Missex and Debbie Fox, who is joined this year by co-host Tequila Mockingbird. The 22nd annaul benefit show returns for its second performance, Thursday, Oct. 23 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, and is directed by Jeff Lynch.Tickets are available until Noon on Oct. 23 at www.sidetrackchicago.com/nightof100.html and at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and 8 p.m. for General Admission.The ticket purchase helps the important work of Equality Illinois, the state's oldest and largest advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans.