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Reign 51 Monarchs

In March 2023, Emperor Scotty B. Boxx and Emprex Karmella Barr were voted in to represent Vancouver as the newly elected monarchs of Vancouver. Together, with their team of volunteers, they serve the community as courtiers who assist in running the year’s social and fundraising efforts. Importantly, each and every individual involved with the DMS donates 100 per cent of their time so that as much money as possible can go directly to the charities.

This year, the reigning monarchs created “DMS Vancouver: The Next Generation”, with the start of a new decade of fundraising and a goal to make big waves and amplify voices in the LGBTQIA+ community. Their objective is to foster community connections, making sure that everyone regardless of age, gender, identity or expression feels represented, seen and heard.


Scotty B. Boxx

Scotty B. Boxx (He/Him/His) a former Imperial Crown Prince of Vancouver with over a decade of fundraising experience, has been chosen by his community this year to reign as Emperor 51. Scotty has been an active member of the court system and will continue to raise funds and advocate for deserving non-profit charities and provide support for all members of the community. His background with events, fundraising, project management, and being a community leader, will ensure the court and the community it serves are in good hands.

Karmella Barr

Karmella Barr (They/Them/Theirs) is a former Imperial Crown Princex of Vancouver brings not only experience within the DMS but as a standout performer and host across Vancouver including the Cocoa Connection, Unity Friday, and the Unicorn Ball: A Vancouver Pride Fundraiser. They are an educator in their professional life, and have been a drag performer for the past 8 years in Vancouver, quickly becoming a staple in the drag community, leading with kindness and a warm heart to provide a voice for those that need it most.