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RAYCEEN PENDARVIS




QUEEN OF THE SHAMELESS PLUG
ENTERTAINER • SPEAKER
HOST • EMCEE • MODERATOR


Bookings: AskRayceen@gmail.com


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“I feel that I am walking in my purpose and standing in my light.”

- Rayceen Pendarvis


Rayceen Pendarvis is an emcee, entertainer, activist, SWERV magazine columnist, former ANC Commissioner, and lifelong Washingtonian.  Over the years, Pendarvis has hosted numerous fundraisers, pride festivals, arts festivals, talent showcases, fashion shows, balls, and other events.  Furhermore, the Queen of the Shameless Plug frequently moderates panels and appears as a panelist at various conferences dealing with social justice and LGBTQ equality.  In addition to a regular column in SWERV, Pendarvis also has written articles for Tagg, Unite Virginia, and TUV magazines.


The Goddess of DC has been honored by the community many times over the past several years, including awards from NYC’s Latex Ball, The DC Center for the LGBT Community, Casa Ruby, Empowerment Liberation Cathedral Church, and the Community Church of Washington, DC.   In 2016, Capital Pride selected Pendarvis to be a recipient of the Heroes Award and appear in the annual Capital Pride Parade. 


Later that year, despite not being ordained or ministering in a traditional capacity, Pendarvis was voted Best Clergy in the Washington Blade’s 2016 Best of Gay DC Awards.  A tireless advocate, promoter, and champion of various causes, Pendarvis has earned the monikers “Queen of the Shameless Plug” and the “Goddess of DC.”


Rayceen Pendarvis can be seen regularly as the host of The Ask Rayceen Show, a free, monthly, live event on first Wednesdays (March-November) in DC.  In addition to live music, show segments include panel discussions, interviews, competitions, improv comedy, and audience participation games.  All are welcome and admission is always FREE.


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Ask anyone who knows Rayceen Pendarvis and they will certainly tell you that the phenomenal "Goddess of DC" has graciously been “Pouring Love” into the community for many years.  It is now only fitting that members of the community take a moment to oblige by expressing their heartfelt appreciation.  Below you will find a wonderful collection of comments from those who have been personally touched by Pendarvis during a long and inspiring career.  Their sincere comments clearly affirm the work Pendarvis does has not been overlooked.

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Rayceen Pendarvis



QUEEN OF THE SHAMELESS PLUG
ENTERTAINER • HOST • EMCEE • MODERATOR
Bookings: AskRayceen@gmail.com