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Dixie Surewood Reigns as City Paper’s Best Drag Performer 2023

LGBTQ Pittsburgh shines throughout City Paper's Best of Pittsburgh 2023

Dixie Surewood. Photo by G. Michael Beigay.

The Pittsburgh City Paper’s much anticipated annual “Best of Pittsburgh” issue was released today and Dixie Surewood was named Best Drag Performer 2023 by readers.

“It’s really nice to know that people appreciate, not only what I do, but what other drag performers do in the city,” Surewood told the City Paper. Congratulations to Dixie! Long may she reign!

Jose Queervo and Calipso were voted first and second alternates respectively.

LGBTQ Pittsburgh shines throughout City Paper’s Best of Pittsburgh 2023

LGBTQ Pittsburghers showed up and showed out throughout the City Paper’s Best of Pittsburgh 2023 being recognized in a wide range of categories, including:

  • Best LGBTQ-Owned Businesses: Leona’s Ice Cream, Pigeon Bagels, Square Cafe
  • Best LGBTQ Bar: 5801, Blue Moon
  • 2nd Best Pet Groomer: The AuStella Pet Parlor
  • Best Bagel: Pigeon Bagels
  • 2nd Best Dive Bar: Blue Moon
  • 2nd Best Strip Club: Real Luck Café (Lucky’s)
  • Best Trivia Night: 5801
  • 3rd Best Comedian Act: QBurgh’s own Chrissy Costa
  • 3rd Best Street Festival: Pride Millvale
  • 3rd Best Alterations Shop/Tailor: Topaz Thimble
  • 3rd Best Hair Salon: Studio Raw Elite
  • Best Health Advocacy Group: 1st Central Outreach Wellness Center, 3rd Metro Community Health Center
  • Best Dressed: Billy Porter

Check out the full list of the Best of Pittsburgh 2023 at the City Paper

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