Mya Fantasy will be performing at the Gladstone Pride 'Breaking Down the Door' event to be held at Memorial Park next to the Gladstone PCYC on December 7th.
Mya Fantasy will be performing at the Gladstone Pride 'Breaking Down the Door' event to be held at Memorial Park next to the Gladstone PCYC on December 7th. Luka Kauzlaric

Gladstone's BJ takes pride in his drag queen persona

HE'S BJ Moore by day and Mya Fantasy Laydee Bear by night. Meet Gladstone's home-grown drag queen.

After moving to Townsville in 2005, BJ returned this year with a whole new persona in tow.

Up north, BJ made Gladstone proud by winning trophies for his performances as Mya, and starting the first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) pride festival in Townsville.

He’s BJ Moore by day and Mya Fantasy Laydee Bear by night.
He’s BJ Moore by day and Mya Fantasy Laydee Bear by night. Brenda Strong

"We generated a committee of 10 people, and the pride event ran over three days," BJ said.

"We had an awards night, a family day, seminars and club nights."

Now back home, the 25-year-old has been sharing his knowledge and will perform at the Gladstone Pride Day next weekend.

But BJ is doubtful about performing regularly in the region.

"I'll see the reaction from pride and I'll go from there; otherwise I'll travel to perform," he said.

The LGBT Pride Day will be held at Memorial Park in Gladstone on Saturday, December 7, from 2-6pm.

BJ, who hadn't come out publicly when he left Gladstone, is excited the city is hosting its own pride event.

Mya Fantasy The Laydee Bear will perform at PCYC's upcoming Gladstone Pride - Breaking Down the Door event. Photo Contributed
Mya Fantasy The Laydee Bear will perform at PCYC's upcoming Gladstone Pride - Breaking Down the Door event. Photo Contributed Contributed


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