The stars come out for 'Night of 100 Drag Queens'

Thu. October 23, 2014 8:43 AM by News Staff

'night of 100 drag queens' welcomes stars

photo credit // equality illinois

'Night of 100 Drag Queens,' a benefit for Equality Illinois, welcomed Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband, producer Justin Mikita

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 

The event 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 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.