Impulse NYC will launch its new Take Flight campaign at World Pride with an event on Thursday, June 27 aboard The Intrepid hosted by Scandal hottie Guillermo Diaz and featuring a performance by RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Honey Davenport.
“We have a lot to celebrate,” says Impulse NYC President Rasheed Gonga. Impulse NYC, an organization that works to equip the LGBTQ community with the tools and resources needed for living a healthier and safer life, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. Their Take Flight campaign will focus on empowering the community to spread its wings, enjoy their individual life journey and discover their best versions of themselves sexually, mentally and physically.
The Pride Kickoff party will have an airport theme and will include a “Duty Free Shop” sponsored by Aneros with several activations designed to lead guests on an inspiring path towards making consciously healthier choices during World Pride.
President Rasheed Gonga will officially open the event, followed by remarks from Diaz and a performance by Honey Davenport. We spoke with Honey from her NYC home.
Will this be your first time aboard The Intrepid?
Honey Davenport: I Have been on the intrepid before because my husband was a catering waiter on the ship.
There is something cool about a queen performing aboard a former US naval ship in the era of the Trump administration’s transgender troop ban.
Honey Davenport: If my trans sisters can’t be in the military, let me be a giant middle finger to that oompa loomp.
Why did you decide to partner with Impulse NYC this pride?
Honey Davenport: We live in a time when something as beautiful as the human sexual experience is still being demonized depending on practices and preferences. It is important to celebrate organizations that encourage healthy sexual expression.
Scandal’s Guillermo Diaz is hosting Impulse NYC’s Pride Kickoff. That truly is a scandal as the same week he judged RuPaul’s Drag Race is the week you were voted off the show!
Honey Davenport: Guillermo is fine as hell. I’ll forgive him if he gives me a kiss. That’s what I call the trade of season 11.
What exactly will you perform at Impulse NYC’s Pride Kickoff?
Honey Davenport: If I tell you what I’ll perform, it wouldn’t be a surprise! Just know that I will turn it.
I don’t doubt it. You’re known for your excellent shows.
Honey Davenport: I work really hard on all of my music but I’m very proud of the Worship Me music video that I made with Dreamhouse. Orion is one of my favorite people to work with. Check it out and my other projects on my YouTube channel.
What’s your message to fans this WorldPride?
Honey Davenport: When you believe in yourself, anything is possible but you have to remember to be proud of where you are on your journey
Honey Davenport performs at Impulse NYC’s Pride Kickoff, taking place Thursday, June 27 from 7p – 10p aboard The Intrepid. Impulse NYC will also host its Table for 7: The Layover luncheon on Saturday, June 29 from 1p- 4p at a private townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Tickets for both events are available now at http://takeflight.nyc.