For Immediate Release
Contact: Karina Samala
2015 Queen USA Pageant Scheduled
Queen of the Universe Pageant Scheduled
Los Angeles CA – The much awaited “Queen USA ” Pageant will be held on Sunday,
August 23, 2015, at the famed Arena Café at 6655 Santa Monica Boulevard in
Produced by the “Imperial Court of Los Angeles and Hollywood ”, the annual pageant
for the transgender community is a fundraiser for the Nicole Ramirez Student Scholarship
The “Queen USA” Pageant started in 2001. The winner goes on to compete in the
prestigious “Queen of the Universe” Pageant to be held in November. The pageant brings
together some of the most beautiful and talented transwomen in the country, each of
whom adopts a state to represent.
The “Queen USA” pageant has showcased the beauty, diversity, talent and intelligence of
transgender women. The pageant serves as a venue for the LGBT community, their
allies, and the mainstream community to join together to understand the life, challenges
and struggles that transgender people face and to celebrate the triumphs and victories of
this strong and courageous community.
For the candidates, the pageant provides many benefits. It serves to boost their
confidence, self-esteem and self worth. Transgenders are oftentimes rejected,
marginalized and alienated in our society. A recent study concluded that a staggering
41% of transgender people attempted suicide in their life. It is crucial, that these
beautiful and wonderful transgender women be reminded of their true worth and dignity
as human beings. Many previous contestants and winners have gone on to pursue careers
in art, entertainment, business, healthcare and the law.
The pageant forges bonds and unity in a divided community. Through the pageants,
lifelong friendships are formed, young transgenders find mentors and find support from a
family where they are accepted and appreciated.
The pageant serves as a platform where we can bring to light our advocacies. For a
community that is often neglected, the pageant serves as a means to deliver our message
to the public–that we may be different but deserving of equal rights and the dignity
afforded to all humans.
We respectfully request your solidarity in our vision and mission. We hope to see you
on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at the Queen USA Pageant.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (213) 999-0456.
President, The Imperial Court of Los Angeles & Hollywood