Columbus, Ohio LGBTQ+ Pride Had Skydiving Drag Queens
The Red Bull Air Force went up, up, and away with a couple of drag queens to help Stonewall Columbus celebrate The People’s Pride March and Festival in Ohio this month.
First, the wingsuited athletes of the Red Bull Air Force helped two local drag queens reach for the skies with a tandem skydiving experience. Then the Red Bull Air Force flew a giant Pride flag over The People’s Pride March and Festival the following morning.
On Friday, June 17, Red Bull helped Columbus Mo Heart from RuPaul’s Drag Race and Columbus drag queen Blonde Vanity at Aer Ohio leap from a plane for Pride. It was the divine dou's first-ever skydiving experience, but the two queens of the Ohio skies were in the best of hands, accompanied by Red Bull Air Force athletes Amy Chmelecki and Jeff Provenzano.
On the following morning, Saturday, June 18, Chmelecki parachuted over the The People’s Pride March and Festival with a giant 300-square-foot flag. She was accompanied in the air by winguited Red Bull Air Force athletes Provenzano, Andy Farrington, Miles Daisher, and Mike Swanson.
“It is an honor and a privilege to use skydiving as a tool to spread messages of love and equality, and to celebrate Pride Month with Red Bull,” Chmelecki said in a statement. “This project touched my heart deeply.”
Red Bull partners with Stonewall Columbus to increase visibility, inclusion and connection for the LGBTQ+ community. Founded in 1981, Stonewall Columbus is an advocacy and resource organization for the Central Ohio Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer [LGBTQ+] and Allied communities. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Stonewall Columbus relies on donations of all sizes to empower their programs and operations.
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