IT’s BRITTANY BITCH! (The original…)
The Birth of Brittany
In 1996, Ian Morrison was busy touring as Alice the housekeeper in the live show, “The Not-So Brady Bunch.” Ian donned his Alice costume for the last time, and brought the “Brady” cast to go see the drag contest at the 12th Air Command. Ian was pulled out of the audience by the host who asked Ian to perform-and right there Brittany Lynn was born.
The Club Kid
Brittany took over Philly by storm, performing, hosting, and producing events at every venue in town-both gay and heteronormative-and landed shows in Atlantic City, Asbury Park, New York City, and beyond.
Brittany was a club kid staple at NYC’s Kurfew, while Atlantic City Weekly named her, “Casinoville’s favorite drag queen”, and her show at Studio Six was always listed in the “Top 7 Things to Do in A.C.”-especially after winning the coveted Miss’D America Crown.
In 1998, Brittany was hired by DennioProductions as a permanent performer and host at Shampoo Nightclub-her First Friday’s Drag Mafia show remains a part of drag history as Philadelphia’s most attended drag show EVER and lasted close to a decade.
Brittany is still at the top of her game, producing CITY WIDE events for venues all over the tri-state area and various charity groups.
Philly’s Drag Legend Continues
Brittany can be seen every year leading Philly’s biggest parade-the Mummers New Years Day Parade-with her troupe, the Miss Fancy Brigade. For her efforts in bringing drag back to the Mummers Day Parade, Brittany was cited by Philadelphia’s City Council and awarded her own day -March 15- by Philadelphia’s City Council and the city’s Mayor. Her efforts in bringing drag and LGBTQIA+ culture to mainstream communities has won her numerous awards and recognition from various organizations-both gay and heteronormative-and remains the focus of her work.
In 2015, Brittany was awarded the Community Hero Award from the DVLF, with the largest amount of nominations in DVLF history.
The same year, Brittany created her own Drag Queen Story Time program throughout the Philadelphia area with the Philadelphia Library System, its local museums, and in Philadelphia schools. In 2019, Brittany was named “Community Builder of the Year” from Philadelphia Family Magazine for her efforts in using Drag Queen Story Time to educate families all over Philadelphia and beyond. In 2020, her program was named “Family Favorite”.
Drag Mafia recently won Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly 2022 for BEST DRAG SHOW. In November of 2022, Brittany was named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia.” Also in 2022, Brittany was given a citation for her community service at her birthday-sent by Philly Mayor Jim Kenney. In 2023, Brittany won Best of Philly for “BEST DRAG BRUNCHES”.
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Philly’s Best Drag Queen – Philadelphia Gay News – 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015
2015 DVLF COMMUNITY HERO
2018 Rainbow Award – Woodbury Community Pride
2019 Community Builder Award for Drag Queen Story Time from Philadelphia Family Magazine and in 2020 Drag Queen Story Time Named Family Favorite.
2022 Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Of Philly – Best Drag Shows & Named “Top 100 Most Influential People in Philadelphia”
2023 Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly – Best Drag Brunches to Bring the Family
CITATIONS – 2013 From Phila City Council (2), 2022 From Mayor Jim Kenney
“Indeed, after a two-decade rollercoaster ride, the multi-talented performer is still the reinging queen of Philadelphia drag queens…” – Philadelphia Weekly
“Brittany Lynn has reigned as drag queen supreme for decades..” Philly.com
“Philly’s hardest working drag queen…” – Philadelphia City Paper & Philadelphia Magazine
“Brittany Lynn is a Philadelphia institution…the absolute premiere drag performer in Philadelphia…” – Huffington Post
“To truly know Philadelphia drag, you must consider Brittany Lynn – actor, host supreme, singer, Fancy Brigade parade leader, den mother to an A-Team of local drag performers, and an avatar of the controversial Drag Reading Series, for impressionable kids, in neighboring libraries and schools. For all this, Lynn has been awarded her own day, March 15, from Mayor Jim Kenney, and the City Council cited her efforts in breaking down barriers between our city’s diverse communities and bringing our LGBTQIA community to mainstream constituents in both the Mummers Day New Year’s Day Parade and Independence Day gatherings.” – Philadelphia Weekly