Heklina gained fame as the creator, promoter, and hostess of the legendary Trannyshack! She is a premier hostess and DJ for hire around San Francisco, and has graced the Folsom St. Fair, Castro St. Fair, Gay Pride Main Stage, Castro Theater, and Halloween Main Stage, in addition to hosting numerous fundraisers for, among others, PAWS, Project Open Hand, AIDS Housing Alliance, Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, Bay Positives, Lyric, the AIDS Emergency Fund, the UCSF Positive Health Project, Community United Against Violence, and Marriage Equality. She has been seen on the E! Entertainment Network, NBC’s“Trauma” “The Cho Show”, VH1, “Playing it Straight”, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, BBC Television’s “Around the World in 80 Raves”, the Scissor Sister’s “Filthy Gorgeous” video, and as a guest on the Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake shows. In 2011 she introduced Britney Spears for Good Morning America. Her film credits include Baby Jane? and All About Evil. Theater credits include a starring role in the 2006 Theater Rhino production TROG!, producer and featured actor (in the role of Dorothy Zbornak) in the popular San Francisco Golden Girls plays, and producer and featured actor in Velvet Rage Productions (Sex And The City Live!, Roseanne, Friends Live!) . She was voted Community Grand Marshal of the 2004 SF GLBTQ Pride Parade, and was the subject of two documentaries in the 2005 SF Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In 2009 she won the Pride Creativity Award for outstanding artistic contribution to the LGBT Community.
Currently, she is the co-owner of the OASIS, San Francisco’s new hotspot, which had it’s opening on New Years Eve, 2014 and has already won awards in the SF Weekly, 7X7, and the Bay Area Reporters “Besties”, as SF’s Best New Nightclub. There, she hosts and produces MOTHER, her new weekly performance and dance hot-spot, taking place every Saturday night at Oasis.
Participating Event: “J-POP Queen” DRAG Contest
WHEN: Sunday, July 24th 5pm-6pm