What is a Court?
A court is a non-profit organization based on the form of a traditional monarchy. A Coronation is an annually held event, at which time an Emperor and an Empress are crowned, usually followed by an investiture, where the new monarchs name their lines of succession. All titles are camp in nature.
What are some of the organizations that Courts contribute to?
Courts traditionally contribute to organizations such as the various AIDS-related services in their communities. In Austin, some of the organizations that we support are: AIDS Services of Austin (ASA), Project Transitions, Breast Cancer Resource Center, Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklorico, SPCA, Battered Women’s Shelters, and Wright House Wellness Center (WHWC).
How does the Court raise money?
The Court raises money through hosting various types of events. This includes hosting special parties, drag shows, raffles, donations from contributors, etc. Funds raised go directly to the agencies that the Court assists. The main purpose of fundraising activities is to support the needs of the communities they serve. The people that participate in the Court are 100% volunteers and none of the monies raised are used to pay an administrative staff.
Who can be involved in the court?
Anyone can be involved in the court. Though courts are traditionally comprised of members of the gay community, courts are open to ALL people, regardless of race, religion, creed, nationality, gender, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation.