The 20 presenting organizations behind the first Jennings Street Jam held Saturday, Sept. 12 in the parking lot of Club Reflection in Fort Worth had one goal: to promote safe sex.

But only one group left with an award.

Well, a drag queen left with an award.


Each sponsor, if they wished, backed a drag queen in competition for the evening’s top prize: the Condom Queen of the Parking Lot.

While QCinema’s Frida Monet — dressed in 1,000 used condoms — put up a good fight for the crown, the Cowtown Leathermen’s Desiree — dressed, of course, in leather — ultimately prevailed.

To promote the cause of the night QCinema had “prevention pong” tables and gave participants an opportunity to win tickets to its upcoming film festival. The Leathermen had a mock jail cell to raise funds for outreach programs benefitting those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. And ahead of its upcoming Hope Walk, the AIDS Outreach Center staff signed up walkers and volunteers.

The event was an opportunity to promote the spirit of community ahead of Tarrant County Gay Pride and just have some fun.

– James Russell

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 18, 2015.