The 2017 Orange County "As One" LGBT Pride Parade & Festival Saturday, June 24th

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OC Pride’s Inaugural Closet Ball Fundraiser

You are cordially invited to an entertaining, fundraising mash-up of Dancing with the Stars and RuPaul’s Drag Race! Watch as contestants come out of the “drag closet,” transforming right before your eyes and performing in drag for the very first time!

While cheering on your favorite contestant, you are encouraged to bid in the silent auction, participate in the raffle and dine on tasty appetizers from Diego’s Downtown Santa Ana, located in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana, and featuring delicious, modern Latin cuisine.

Bonus if you show up in drag; you could win a prize yourself! All ticket sales, tips and donations will go directly to the OC Pride LGBT festival. Winners will be selected based on the most funds raised through tips and donations (so be sure to bring those dollars,) as well as best all-around performer. There will also be some great silent auction items and raffle!

Plus: We’re offering 20% off OC Pride VIP Tickets if you purchase at this event!

Event Details

Date: Thursday, July 31st
Time: 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM) to 10:00 PM
Location: Diego’s Downtown Santa Ana, 224 East 3rd Street, Santa Ana, CA


Meet Your Contestants

Closetball: Ryan

Ryan Rainstar

Ryan Rainstar is Native American, 28 years old and father of a baby girl named Charlotte and husband to his wife Kim. Veteran of the United States Coast Guard and alumni of Orange Coast College. Chef by trade and bad*ss mother***er by rights. Loves food and getting down to party!


Closetball: Katie

Katie Barraza

Katie joined The Center OC in 2012 as a volunteer working to establish senior services. Her outreach is to educate and provide resources to organizations that serve the senior community on the needs of LGBTQ elders. Her passion is for equality in aging and providing seniors with the very best resources available to enhance their quality of life. Her background includes a Master’s of Science in Gerontology from California State University- Fullerton and a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.


Reese Closet Ball

Reese King

Reese King is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the LGBT Center OC. He grew up on a cattle farm in South Louisiana and came to California in 2001 after graduating from LSU. He’s lived all over the country and spent some time in Berlin, Germany but somehow he keeps coming back to Orange County. His guilty pleasure is chocolate milkshakes and eating gummy vitamins as midnight snacks!


Posted on July 12, 2014 in Events

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