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Win a Chance to Be Kathy Griffin’s Gay for a Day


Feel like being Kathy Griffin’s Gay For A Day? Then listen up! Queerty and Ms. Griffin have teamed up to offer one lucky winner (and a guest) a chance to fly to Las Vegas, be put up at the Mandalay Bay (with comp’d food!), and then hit up Madame Tussuads Las Vegas for the grand unveiling of a certain D-lister’s wax figure, where you’ll interview Kathy on the red carpet (for Queerty!) and then score tickets to her show the next day.

Yes, kids, it’s your chance to be Kathy’s token gay.

Are you free from July 2-4? Then we’ve only got one small request to enter the contest: You must send Queerty a tweet of your favorite Kathy quip!

It can be a punchline, a link to a YouTube video of her doing stand-up, a description of your favorite scene from My Life On The D-List, or just a personal message to Kathy — but keep it short, because you’ve only got 140 characters to enter via Twitter.

How to enter? Use the app above, or just add @queerty to your Twitter friends and send us a message. Be sure to include the hashtag #kathyvegas in your tweet so we know you’re entering the contest.

An example entry looks like this:

@queerty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q5IA4RJw24 #kathyvegas

You have until June 24 (midnight of June 23) to tweet us, and then we’ll choose our favorite entry and get you on a flight to Vegas! (Note: We will contact the winner via direct message on Twitter to get contact details, so please ensure DM is enabled. If you do not respond within a reasonable amount of time, we reserve the right to choose a new winner.)


Here’s what you’re playing for in the Kathy Griffin’s Gay For a Day contest:

-Airfare for 2 to Las Vegas (Arrive July 2nd, depart July 4th)
-Hotel for 2 to Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay for the nights of July 2nd and July 3rd)
-Tickets for 2 to red carpet event of Kathy’s Wax Figure unveiling at Madame Tussuads Las Vegas on July 2nd
-Car service to and from the unveiling
-Chance to interview Kathy (just for the 1 winner, not the guest) on July 2nd before the unveiling that will be published on Queerty
-Tickets to Kathy’s show at Mandalay Bay on July 3rd
-Food/Beverage certificates from Mandalay Bay ($100)

Feel free to use the widget above to vote for your favorite entries. The winner will be picked by Queerty.

Here’s the fine print: You must be at least 21 years old. You must be departing from the continental U.S. You must agree to sign a media release form granting us (and Kathy) to use footage of you from the red carpet interview. And you must follow @queerty on Twitter for your contest entry to be valid, so please add us to your list of followers before entering! No purchase necessary, and all that jazz.

So what are you waiting for?!

On:           Jun 18, 2009
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    • Republican

      Neat idea, but the specifics make this contest a bit odd. Given twitter’s character limit and the fact that you’re allowing quotes from Kathy or links to vids of her on youtube, I think that you’re going to see a lot less originality and creativity from entrants than you may desire.

      Jun 18, 2009 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bri

      Whatever happened to “Stop collecting us”?


      Jun 18, 2009 at 2:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James

      But I hate Twitter. Sure I’m happy it’s around for all that mess in Iran, but aside from that Twitter is evil. Must I Twitter to apply?

      Jun 18, 2009 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlanInSLC

      I’m twitter stupid. I’ve signed up, but don’t get it AT ALL. I’m not sure how to enter. GGrr…I hate simple but complicated bull shit!

      Jun 18, 2009 at 3:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hannah

      I had the same thought you did, Bri.

      Jun 18, 2009 at 6:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Landon Bryce

      Given the way Kathy has treated her Season One best gays Dennis Hensley and Tony Tripoli, I’m not sure this is a prize anyone would really want to win. No cognitive dissonance: Twitter IS evil.

      Jun 18, 2009 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mad Ludwig

      I hope no one takes this the wrong way but I’d kill myself before I had a Kathy Griffin weekend.


      Jun 18, 2009 at 8:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James P. P.

      So is there a free Ipod or what?

      Jun 18, 2009 at 11:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jim

      @Queerty is this contest based on votes???

      Jun 19, 2009 at 10:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James E Bradford

      All I can think about is that last time Kathy had a random gay come hang with her – season one I think? – and Kathy gave the guy a swag bag from the red carpet and he was SO. EFFING. BLASE. ABOUT IT! Seriously? If you hand me a paper lunch sack filled with dog crap and a cheese cloth, but tell me you got it at the premiere of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” I will openly weep, photograph myself with it, lock it into a safety deposit box and then alter my will to make sure I’m buried with it. This is not a ‘bit’. I would do these things. I’m doing them in my head, right now.

      Jun 19, 2009 at 12:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alfred Lewis

      me too!!!! i HATE twitter! it’s too damn hard to figure out! can’t you just have a regular contest where you put in your name and address, phone # and e mail? I mean “Jesus H Christ Kathleen”!!! :-)

      Jun 19, 2009 at 12:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • emma

      @James E Bradford:

      you should win for this, but that would never fit on Twitter!

      Jun 19, 2009 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James E Bradford

      @emma: I did my best Twitter version of it! ;) And thank you! Should the aforementioned events actually happen, I will save the least valuable item in said swag bag, and I will let you hold it for 5 consecutive seconds.

      Jun 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nate

      Is it one entry per person, or one entry per day? or…?

      Jun 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rick

      i would love to be kathoes gay for a day but i am probably not gay enough.

      Jun 19, 2009 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rick

      i refuse to sign up for twitter for this contest.

      Jun 19, 2009 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James P. P.

      so is that a ‘yes’ for the free Ipod when we visit…..?

      Jun 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scottrga

      What bribes is Kathy likely to respond best to?

      Jun 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jerry Stevenson

      I use to think Kathy Griffin was they actress who played Bette Midler as child in the movie Beaches. True Story. I slowly came to realize that this was not true along with the fact that she is not Jewish despite the fact most of her pants cover her shoes and her hair is huge. Anyways love her, she is a comic genius. i need to win this because it would be a great oppurtunity for an under study for my Halloween costume. That’s right I want Kathy to help me turn into Kathy!!!

      Jun 22, 2009 at 12:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Landon Bryce

      @Jerry Stevenson:

      Thanks– the idea of Mayim Bialik AKA Blossom growing up to be Kathy Griffin makes me smile. The real Mayim went from being lil Bette to doing her dissertation on Prader-Willi syndrome. And that makes me smile, too.

      Jun 22, 2009 at 1:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jim

      @Queerty – why are you ignoring me? Is this based on top entries? Why is there a voting button in the first place?

      Jun 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joseph

      ive promised jesus ill stop doing anything bad if i win this contest…

      Jun 23, 2009 at 9:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jake

      soooooo….who won?

      Jun 26, 2009 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon

      Has a winner been chosen yet? I’m curious to know.

      Jun 26, 2009 at 8:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon

      OMG, I’m hoping Queerty would announce a winner!!! LOL! Who wins this awesome chance of a lifetime???? July 2-4 is almost here.

      Jun 30, 2009 at 4:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cathy

      How discriminating! I’m a straight female and would love to hang out with KG for a day! Sucks to be me!

      Jun 30, 2009 at 12:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TikiHead

      @Cathy: I think you should email her!

      Jun 30, 2009 at 12:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brandon

      Still no winner announced? It’s almost July 2! LOL

      Jul 1, 2009 at 5:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick!


      I love this contestant and i love Kathy so much that i will go see her in Las Vegas. All I want from Kathy is an opportunity to take a pic with her. I love her so much, i have seen all of her shows and attended her local shows near home. Kathy, please let me take pic with you when you are in Las Vegas…

      Your Gayest Fan!

      Rick from Merced……

      Jul 1, 2009 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert Taylor

      This woman is a Godless person who will pay for her blasphemy in the end. Anyone who believes in God and Jesus always gives glory to them for their accomplishments. Most of us Christians try not to do stuff that doesn’t glorify God’s kingdom. Granted, none of us are perfect. I hope someday she comes to her senses and repents of her sins. I as a Christian cannot say I hate anyone, but I do not have to like what they do or associated with them. All I can do is love my neighbor as myself and pray for their salvation.

      Jul 2, 2009 at 1:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Davis

      So was there a winner?

      Jul 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James Davis

      @Robert Taylor: Moron.

      Jul 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK

      Even if you win, you lose. Only losers.

      Jul 3, 2009 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Reese, Webmaster

      Dearest Princess Kathy,
      Please come visit me and my DP in Cape Coral FL and do a show at the Barbara Mann Performance Arts Hall in adjacent Ft. Myers.
      We Love You!!!

      Bill Reese and John Thielges

      Jul 12, 2009 at 6:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • roger banta

      I love you you are the funnest out there person AND I love red heads cant wait to see more of you

      Jul 19, 2009 at 10:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • paulbert

      Please Kathy pick me! I wanna be your gay for a day!
      I’m in so desperate need of pampering that even D-list pampering would be heaven to me. lol. I live in a small town in Alabama. I was victim of a setup a few years back in order to force me to move. I had found out I was hiv positive just a few weeks earlier.

      I love your humor. It’s so real. it’s like a realiy check about how we all worship celebrities and are sick reality tv obsessed culture. I have seen all of your specials and they make me laugh out loud all the time. When I get pissed off about some celebrity in the news, I know you are going to make a joke about it.

      please pick me because my last 5 years have been mostly a hell. Plus I love Irish people. I was adopted, but I think my biological mom or dad were Irish.

      Jul 20, 2009 at 6:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • paulbert

      oh never mind

      Jul 20, 2009 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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