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Donnarama is a Toronto-based performance artist and drag queen.

Donnarama was honored by NOW Magazine in 2006 as one of the "200 Reasons Toronto Rocks" as an accomplished drag queen and celebrity impersonator. A television special on CBC in 2006 featured Donnarama as Canada's premiere Barbra Streisand impersonator. She has been performing since 1997 in Toronto's Gay Village. She has contributed interviews and essays in the gay Canadian magazine fab. An interview by her of Shirley Manson (of Grammy-nominated Garbage) appeared in the magazine in 2005. In October 2004, Donnarama was featured on the cover of Xtra!, followed by receiving the title of The Coors Light Queen Of Halloween.[1] She is the monthly gossip columnist for Xtra!Magazine.She is the winner of Drag Idol 2007, the annual PWA fundraiser and 8 week competition, claiming the largest drag pageant prize in Canada.[citation needed] Donnarama is the recipient of an LGBT award for contribution to arts and culture.[citation needed]She designs and creates the Pride Parade buses for the T.T.C (Toronto Transit Commission) and in 2008 created a well received "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" themed bus. Donnarama was one of the selected Canadian writer's for the popular Michael Jackson tribute book "Goodbye,Billie Jean:The Meaning Of Michael Jackson" curated by author Lorette C.Luzajic, published in 2009. Donnarama starred in the comedic short film "A Dragged Out Affair" directed by Sonia Hong in 2010. A promotional video produced by Toronto Pride and Tourism Toronto featuring Donnarama in the summer of 2011 drew controversy due to plays on L.G.B.T stereotypes and was debated on popular celebrity gossip site Perez Hilton.Donnarama plays a reacurring character on the OUT TV television programme "The Gayest Show Ever". Donnarama was featured on the cover of Xtra Magazine for "The Gayest Show Ever" in October 2011.

References

  1. Swan, Josh (2005-05-04). Business Women. fab. Retrieved on 2007-08-16.

http://www.xtra.ca/public/National/TV_The_Gayest_Show_Ever-10857.aspx http://perezhilton.com/2011-06-08-offensive-toronto-pride-video http://www.xtra.ca/public/national/tv_the_gayest_show_ever-10857.aspx

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