Lock Up Your Children – Hyddie Hoe is Coming to Town


For hot cookies, drag queens, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, I used to hang out in the Castro in San Francisco.  Drag and female impersonation is a long standing art, but it’s become popularized in recent years. The mainstream acceptance of drag has largely been welcomed, as the art and lifestyle becomes more widely understood and accepted. But what has Carleton Place got to offer?


Byron Wilson, aka Hyddie Hoe, for the past 15 years, has managed to be a part of our amazing and supportive local community!  At the age of 18, Byron was introduced to the drag world, and dreamed of being a drag queen, so he took  his very first show to Almonte. From that moment on Byron knew he wanted to be a part of something bigger then being just another local Valley Boy

There are some hugely popular and influential drag queens on the circuit today, all of whom excel in different fields and have their own particular brand of female alter ego, including high camp or low camp. Byron slowly started entering the towns night life as a proud Gay local, and it was rough at some point. However, he stood his ground and kept pushing through changing people minds one person at a time. He has volunteered and helped out with many local charities from the Carleton Place Kings to charity bingo.  In 2005 his first local Drag show was at our very own arena and he had amazing turn out like know other.

Byron has been performing with a local group personally representing Carleton Place for many years now called Gender Illusion. As they take their shows through the valley and larger cities, he is proud to announce to anyone who will listen that Carleton Place is a welcome community for LGBT people.

There are many lesser drag queens who aren’t even worthy of holding up their bra strap, let alone acquire the kind of fame and name recognition Byron has achieved in our local community. Now turning the big 30 this upcoming Saturday he will be appearing at the New Queens in Carleton Place. Come help him celebrate who he is, and thank him for all his community involvement.
cover charge$4
50% is going to the food bank!!!
Two Sets of Drag numbers Bye Her and Special Guest
DJ Whisper Playing all Night Long
Hyddie Hoe Favorite Kitchen Menu,

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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