Long time Armorette and in general a super charitable bitch, Ruby Redd is known as a fixture of campy entertainment and for her off-the-cuff snarky one-liners. These days you’ll usually find her skulking amongst the patrons at the Hideaway.
How long have you lived in Atlanta?
Since the Civil War. Really, 20 years.
What do you do for employment?
I’m the Manager of The Hideaway and stand on the corner of Ansley Mall to direct people to find The Hideaway. And believe it or not, sometimes I get paid to do drag.
What charities are you involved in right now?
The Armorettes, MISTER, Lost-n-Found Youth, AIDS Life Cycle, Reforming Arts, and Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
How did you get started on your philanthropic path?
My family was big on charity work growing up, so I got involved in giving back early on. When I first started doing drag at Red Chair a long, long time ago we started a tradition of putting out a charity bucket so drag tips would help our community, just like The Armorettes show.
What would you like to see in the future for your charities?
I always support local organizations that are based in our community and address our needs. More community involvement and direct service funding is really important to the charities I support, most of them survive because they get community support dollar by dollar. All Queens know, every dollar counts!
How can David readers help you achieve those goals?
Come out to the charity shows!!! Support Birdcage Bingo every Wednesday and The Armorettes show every Sunday, both at The Hideaway. Come to the Mr. HSL Competition, April 18th at Jungle, I’m hosting, and Easter Drag Races at Hideaway this year! Follow local organizations on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on events. Charity should be fun – you’re going out drinking anyway, do it for charity!
1- Dogs or cats?
2- Favorite TV Binge?
The Kardashians. I love Miss Bruce Jenner.
3- Favorite restaurant in Atlanta?
Cowtippers, it’s my brunch cure to late nights.
4- What do you love most about Atlanta’s gay community?
The amount of love and dedication for the charities that mean the most to me. Gay Atlanta knows how to get things done, we come together to support our community.
5- Favorite neighborhood?
Um, Midtown, my home!
6- If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be?
7- Favorite song right now?
I defer to my DJ, Tittysweat: Kylie Boombox, LA Riots Remix
8- What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Cleaning up gaybie diaper mess.
9- What would you name the autobiography of your life?
A Camp Queen: The Story of Suffrage in Midtown.
10- If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
The art of blending.