Tribute to Alaska St James this weekend

Tribute to Alaska St James this weekend

LAST UPDATED // Friday, 21 March 2014 15:44

A tribute event for much-loved Brisbane drag queen Alaska St James, aka Daryl Pike, will be held this weekend in Brisbane, after Pike died peacefully at home, aged 39.

As Alaska, he was a constant presence in the community not only on stage, but around issues including mental health for which he performed at countless fundraisers.

Kieren Hunt, who met Alaska/Pike in Sydney in 2000 and lived with her there for a while, described her as “bold, loud and obnoxious – but in such a fun way”.

“She was a fun-loving, kind-hearted person,” Hunt said.

A Facebook tribute page for Alaska St James has been set up featuring images from her drag career, and there will be a tribute event for at Imaginations nightclub in Spring Hill (the old Options) this Sunday, March 23 from 2.30 - 9pm. (Facebook: Daryl Pike and Alaska St James @ old Options.)

The Daryl Pike Foundation has been established, “In honour of our beloved friend Daryl Pike/Alaska St James, this Foundation has been set up to continue the legacy of all the tiresome hard work that Daryl/Alaska did for our community & the charities he/she was involved in.”

Details of how you can donate to the foundation are on its Facebook page here.


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