Watching the Mummers Parade is a New Years Day tradition for many families. Beginning tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. there will be a new Philadelphia Division which includes Miss Fancy Brigade, a homosexual group with local drag performers. That division includes three other groups which truly reflect the racial diversity of Philadelphia.
Last year the Mummers permitted cross-dressing men to officially be part of the annual parade. This year they will lead the parade and will be performing at the preferred-seating area at A-Stand! There will be 11 drag queens, six drag kings and a number of transgender performers. Additionally, the Philadelphia Freedom Band, made up of homosexual members, will be one of the first groups at the head of the parade and will perform Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”