Shantay You Stay

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Event Details

Date: 06/15/2023
Location: Bolos, 7 Dunlap St., Brunswick, ME 
Registration: 7:00 pm
Event Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ashley Laplante 
Contact Phone: 207-730-9113 
Contact Email:

Welcome to Shantay You Stay

Join us during Pride Month for our inaugural Shantay, You Stay: A Drag Show to Fight Suicide! This signature Drag Show, hosted by the Curbside Queens - Maine's #1 Traveling Drag Show - is a fundraising event designed to engage the LGBTQ community in the fight to prevent suicide, a leading cause of death. Funds raised from The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention events allow us to fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. We are also planning a much bigger and more fabulous event in recognition of Transgender Awareness Week in November, so be sure to Join the Notification List!

**PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are Limited. Tickets will be sold through Bolos’ Eventbrite Page HERE. Registering on this site allows you to fundraise for the event to help us reach our goal of $10,000. 

*Registration does not guarantee a ticket. You MUST purchase tickets through Eventbrite*

If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit and

For more information on AFSP-funded LGBTQ Research Studies and Publications, click HERE.

If you are unable to attend this event:

  • Join the Notification List to be alerted when our next Shantay You Stay event is available.
  • Join us after the show at Bolos and make a donation to the event




Register for our upcoming virtual Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention in the LGBTQ Community
June 27th at 6:00pm

*AFSP’s Talk Saves Lives has long been one of the country’s leading suicide prevention education programs, covering the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight this leading cause of death. The newly updated module of this essential program, Talk Saves Lives™: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention in the LGBTQ Community gives participants essential and lifesaving understanding of topics including:

  • Suicide risk and its unique considerations in LGBTQ communities
  • Recognizing suicide risk factors and warning signs for LGBTQ people
  • Protective factors that can help lower the suicide rate
  • The latest research related to LGBTQ suicide prevention
  • How to seek and offer support for yourself or others
  • Crisis resources and services for the LGBTQ community
  • What communities can do to support LGBTQ people

We all have a role to play in preventing suicide, and those in the LGBTQ community may face additional challenges and barriers for help because of discriminatory factors. This new program informs more people of the best ways to provide caring and support to those who need it.



Ways You Can Help

To Volunteer for this Event, please fill out this form.
For Flyers and other Promotional Materials, Click Here.


Volunteer for the Event

Event Committee volunteers are always needed and we cannot be successful without them! 

Send an email to to sign-up today! Thank you!


Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring the Shantay You Stay shows your community and employees that your business cares about the LGBTQ community, mental health, and preventing suicide. Contact to become a sponsor today!

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$100+ - Raise $100 by 06/15/2023 and receive the official Shantay, You Stay T-Shirt!   Donations can be made to a team as a whole,  but the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.  

Promote the Event in Your Community! 

Follow us on social! @afspmaine

Post on your social accounts and share why you support this event with your community!


Create a FB Fundraiser through your account or it will not connect to your page! This is super easy in the app btw (wink wink) 


If I raise enough money, will my whole team get a shirt?
No. The event shirts are only given to individuals who raise $100. If your whole team wants a shirt, each member must raise $100


If I don't raise enough money, can I buy a t-shirt?
Maybe! We will plan to sell some t-shirts on site at the event but cannot guarantee availability. To guarantee a t-shirt, please meet your fundraising goal of $100.


How do I make an offline donation?
To send a donation by check, please complete this form and send it with your check to the address provided.


Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, but we strongly encourage each participant to set a $100 fundraising goal to help support AFSP's work to stop suicide and receive the official Shantay, You Stay T-Shirt!


Can I register at the Event? No!  Tickets are limited and you MUST purchase tickets through Eventbrite prior to the show.



For additional questions, please email


Register by clicking the button at the top of the page


Thank you participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can save lives and bring hope.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741