Washington D.C. Celebrates Halloween with Annual High Heel Race

Screen Sht via YouTube

Screen Sht via YouTube

RuPaul’s Drag Race has nothing on D.C.’s 17th Street High Heel Race that sees hundreds of drag queens sashaying down the street in this real-life Stiletto-sized tradition. More than a hundred glittered and costumed people raced down the crowd-filled artery for both fun and fierce competition at the 27-year-old tradition. This year, drag queen Inertia, sped through the crowd of over 15,000 to take top prize for the second year in a row. Mayor Vincent Gray showed his support to the LGBT community by honoring an LGBT ally, Annie Kayler, who passed away.  “I’m going to do legislation to name the 1600 block of Church Street for Annie Kaylor, who was such a popular person here…Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse was such a hit with people. It was one of the places that really was welcoming and open in the era when things weren’t so open.”

We have a great video of this year’s race after the jump… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8YUX9PZ5CA

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