Erica Chanel &
The Vanity House
The Vanity House has become a staple in the LGBTQ+ community in Charlotte, featuring the most diverse casts in entertainment. Having created a solid foundation in which to empower others we are now seeking to expand our reach and inclusion of more Local LGBTQ+ organizations and affiliates, in order to build a stronger and more lasting community. More info
Haus of Telfar
"The Artistic Haus of Telfar is an Exclusive Family oriented House for creative & ambitious people and was founded by The Legendary Father Jah Jah & Up-incoming Legend Mother Myles Telfar on June 21st, 2021, in New York City. This house was built on love, respect, and exclusivity. We take pride in being the best but being humble at the same time. This house is a place for people to be their complete authentic selves. The Carolina Chapter debuted on December 24, 2022, and since then, they have strived to be innovative by all means."
Adeem the Artist
Adeem’s twang-studded gospel represents a worldview too often excluded from modern country music,
one that converts shame into celebration.
Buff Faye is proud to be an active, visible leader and does drag as a way to raise money for local and national charities. She is the number one “charity queen” raising money for Campus Pride, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, RAIN, Twirl to the World Foundation as well as many other local charities. In 2012, Buff was chosen as Creative Loafing's "Best of the Best" Drag Entertainer and Q-Notes Best of Charlotte Drag Queen. Her drag brunch was chosen in 2020 for Charlotte Magazine's Best of the Best Award for "Best Drag Brunch" and in 2022 by Elevate Magazine as the "#1 Best of the Best" Drag Show. For five years she wrote a monthly column “Dishing with Buff Faye” for Q-Notes Carolinas newspaper and is the only drag queen to be featured on both front page/covers of Creative Loafing and The Charlotte Observer. Currently, Buff Faye has her own podcast twice a month on the Queen City Podcast Network with her sidekick Funsize.
Buff Faye is currently the 2022 Georgia All American Godess Atlarge and will be competing in this June for the national title of All American Godess Atlarge. Since Buff started doing drag in 2008, she has accomplished many things including being crowned 2019 National Entertainer of the Year and competing in the Miss Gay America placing 5th alternate in 2022. Buff also won the 2022 Miss Gay Southern America and the regional title of 2018 Miss Gay SouthEast America and finished as second alternate at National Entertainer of the Year in 2018. She is a former 2017 North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, FI Prior to this, Buff was a former Miss Charlotte Pride and Miss Hideaway At Large.
Out of drag, Buff Faye is better known as Shane Windmeyer, the founder/executive director of Campus Pride, the leading national non-profit organization benefiting LGBTQ youth nation-wide on college campuses. He is also a nationally recognized speaker, educator and best-selling author of six books including The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students, Out on Fraternity Row, Brotherhood and Secret Sisters.
Windmeyer has been featured on IN THE LIFE TV and his work has been the focus of national attention from CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC’s The Situation with Tucker Carlson, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, OUT Magazine, The Advocate National Gay & Lesbian News Magazine and TIME Magazine.
Windmeyer has a masters degree in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Emporia State University.