Our Mission

The mission of Austin International Drag Foundation Inc. is to educate, support and promote the drag artist community. We do this by providing resources and opportunities for individuals seeking to further their careers through showcases, festivals, and various other mediums. As a result of this mission, the general public is further educated about the drag community.


Board Of Directors

Lilith Vander Griend – Director (Vendor Coordination/Event Safety/SAFE SPACE)

Jack Rabid – Director (Community Drag King Liaison)

Alexandria Van Cartier – Director (Community Drag Liaison)

Cheeki Khant – Director (Community Drag Liaison)

Mary Jane Styles – Director (Community Drag Liaison/Marketing/Public Relations)

We also would like to introduce you to our Council Members, Executive Committee and VIP’s.

Peter Bean – Attorney/Legal Counsel

Samantha Stevens – Social Media

Gabryella Desporte – Community Outreach Coordinator

Dr. Joel Filmore,EdD, LCPC – Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Dr. Lady J (Drag Historian)

Veranda L’Ni (Drag Pride flag creator)