The Golden Handbag Awards 2012: Vote Queen Josephine

Rumour has it she’s going for the sympathy vote. Rumour has it she’s changing her name to DJ Van Gogh. Rumour has it she’ll do anything to get your attention.

Queen Josephine is a Brighton scene institution. She plays good tunes, is camp at the disco, delivers public service Pride weather forecasts and smiles a lot. A beloved deck queen, our Jo is one of the reasons we love to party in Brighton be it at DSD, Wild Fruit, Danceteria, Rebel, Sirens, The Marly, The Globe, Sunday Sundae, Disco Deviant or Brighton Pride. Long may she reign.

And you’ll get her grinning from ear to (sore) ear if you would take the time to vote for HRH Queen Josephine in the Best DJ category at this years Golden Handbag Awards. Go to realbrighton.com/awards/goldenhandbags/vote today and make a Brighton queen’s day. It’s all for a good cause, its all to celebrate everything that is bright and beautiful in this city of ours and, erm, it would make those visits to ASDA a little less needy.

Other wonders we’ll be voting for include;
Best Club: Wild Fruit or DSD
Favourite Door Hostess: Gary Forde / Freaky Fordestar @ Wild Fruit and Danceteria
Favourite Community Social/Leisure Networking Organisation: The Bear Patrol
Voluntary Sector & HIV Organisations: MindOut or Allsorts Youth Group
Best Small Bar: Audio

The Golden Handbags is annual celebration of the best in Brighton from clubbing to community. Started in 1995, they have now become the biggest annual fundraiser in LGBT Brighton, raising over £100,000 to date. This year’s proceeds will be distributed among a variety of LGBT organisations. The Awards are first and foremost a fundraising event, to raise money for LGBT organisations, and are intended to build pride and confidence in the LGBT community, celebrating the best LGBT Brighton has to offer.

This year’s Golden Handbag Show, hosted once again by the fabulous Lola Lasagne, will take place in the main ballroom at the Hilton Metropole Hotel on Sunday, June 17 starting at 7:30pm. Tickets for the show are £17. There are a limited number of pre-booked tables of 12 available. To secure a pre-booked table call 01273 722457. All other tickets are available from Prowler, 112 St James’s Street, Brighton.