The Fifth Annual B*tches Ball — a drag competition held to raise money for the Animal Rescue League — got its groove on last night at the Pittsburgh Opera. The event brings together local celebrities, queens and animal-lovers for cocktails and entertainment in celebration of World Spay Day. In 2013 and 2014, City Paper
readers voted the B*tches Ball “Best Local Fundraiser
,” in the annual Best of Pittsburgh Readers’ Poll.
The ball, presented by VCA Northview Animal Hospital Specialty Referral Center, was hosted by the hilarious Akasha L Van-Cartier and Miss B*tchburgh 2015, Paris Young Boutté. After an upbeat night of performances, celebrity judges Tall Cathy, from local radio station 96.1 KISS-FM; Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner; and Natalie Bencivenga, SEEN editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette;
along with animal judges Pussy Willow, R.C. Fox and Scout, the Camp Bow Wow mascot, crowned contestant Confetti Gunn Miss B*tchburgh 2016.