Picture it -
A gay in his veritable youth was fortunate enough to be present for a performance by Ms. Hurricane Summers. He, in his infinite wisdom and complete lack of couth, decided to barge into the dressing room and introduce himself to the defrocked Star.
The scars have taken 15 years to heal.
Later that year, the Drag Queen Helga was hatched. Without a mother to guide this young drag queen, she molded herself after the extraordinary talents of the late Divine. While slowly honing her craft in a suburban void, she was presented with the opportunity to emigrate to
October 2001 - An off-chance showing at the famed Halloween Parade Costume Contest pushed this drag queen into the spotlight where she shined like a new penny. After another contest that evening hosted by the legendary Kenny Dash at SBNY (formerly Splash) and a quick re-invention, Penny Tration burst onto the
March 2003 - Penny Tration came back to her roots in Cincinnati, Ohio and has worked extensively with The Court (the local chapter of the International Court System) to raise money for HIV/AIDS charities and Breast Cancer Awareness. About a year later, after her tenure with the court was complete, she was accepted at The Dock Complex and offered a position on cast.
November 2005 - Penny hosted the Grand Opening Party at the newest Club in the
February 2006 - Penny embarked on an unexpected journey into local (and somewhat fickle) celebrity by becoming the Show Director and Nightly Hostess at Adonis The Night Club. Hosting shows and booking performers from all over the country, Penny has been exposed to a level of talent that was totally unexpected.
October 2007 - Adonis the Night Club was named one of the Top 50 Gay Bars in the World by Out Magazine with the Cabaret aspects (Penny’s Weekly Show) prominently featured.
November 2008 - Penny was crowned Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2009 on November 15th at Axis Night Club in
Today - Becoming a staple entertainer in the region and a seasoned-proffesional on the internet, Penny has been exposed to a number of amazing opportunities - not the least of which is being invited to contribute to QueerCincinnati.com. You can catch her weekly VideoBlogs or join her mailing list for a recap of the weekend events around Cincinnati.
It's been quite a ride!