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RAYCEEN PENDARVIS



QUEEN OF THE SHAMELESS PLUG
ENTERTAINER • SPEAKER
HOST • EMCEE • MODERATOR

Bookings: AskRayceen@gmail.com




“I feel that I am walking in my purpose and standing in my light.”

- Rayceen Pendarvis


Rayceen Pendarvis is an emcee, entertainer, activist, SWERV magazine columnist, former ANC Commissioner, and lifelong Washingtonian.  Over the years, Pendarvis has hosted numerous fundraisers, pride festivals, arts festivals, talent showcases, fashion shows, balls, and other events.  Furhermore, the Queen of the Shameless Plug frequently moderates panels and appears as a panelist at various conferences dealing with social justice and LGBTQ equality.  In addition to a regular column in SWERV, Pendarvis also has written articles for Tagg, Unite Virginia, and TUV magazines.


The Goddess of DC has been honored by the community many times over the past several years, including awards from NYC’s Latex Ball, The DC Center for the LGBT Community, Casa Ruby, Empowerment Liberation Cathedral Church, and the Community Church of Washington, DC.   In 2016, Capital Pride selected Pendarvis to be a recipient of the Heroes Award and appear in the annual Capital Pride Parade. 


Later that year, despite not being ordained or ministering in a traditional capacity, Pendarvis was voted Best Clergy in the Washington Blade’s 2016 Best of Gay DC Awards.  A tireless advocate, promoter, and champion of various causes, Pendarvis has earned the monikers “Queen of the Shameless Plug” and the “Goddess of DC.”


Rayceen Pendarvis can be seen regularly as the host of The Ask Rayceen Show, a free, monthly, live event on first Wednesdays (March-November) in DC.  In addition to live music, show segments include panel discussions, interviews, competitions, improv comedy, and audience participation games.  All are welcome and admission is always FREE.


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PRESS

Throughout a magnificent rise to prominence, the iconic Rayceen Pendarvis has always striven to utilize the influential power of the press for positive social change and overall cultural enlightenment.  As each request for a personal interview is granted, Pendarvis is once again empowered with a platform to inform the public of issues that are paramount to the LGBT community and society at large.  Special emphasis is also placed on harnessing the full power of each media platform – be it television, radio, magazines, etc, - in a strong effort to “shine a light” on causes that are undeserved within the gay community.

Below are some of the media outlets Pendarvis has had the pleasure of conducting in-dept interviews with throughout a long and thriving career.

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RADIO

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SPECIAL NOTE: Click below to view an additional archive of Radio Shows where Pendarvis is featured as the host or co-host.

Listen Up!

Episode No. Unknown
“Interview with Rayceen Pendarvis”
June 2, 2017

Listen Up! broadcasts on WPWC - We Act Radio 1480 AM.  In 2017, Washington City Paper named the station “Best Social Justice Radio Station” in Washington, DC, during their Best of DC staff picks.


Morning Tea with Demark Manigo 

Season 2 Episode 15
“Morning Tea's 1 yr Anniversary w/ Rayceen Pendarvis”
March 22, 2017

It's Morning Tea's 1 year Anniversary! !!! And who better to celebrate this occasion than the "Queen of the Shameless Plug" Rayceen Pendarvis!!!!  Tune in as we celebrate together and spill wonderful tea about the previous year and speak over the next year to come.  Get Your Mugs!!!!


The Morning Tea Show is a radio show about empowerment, advice, and motivation.  The show is produced by National Youth Pride Services, the fastest growing movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults in America.

Inside Out with Maria Olsen

Episode No. Unknown
“Discussing Capital Pride”
June 07, 2016

WPFW's Inside Out is Washington, DC's only LGBT FM radio show.  Airing every Tuesday (from 1pm to 2pm eastern standard time), the program tackles the tough subjects other shows deem too taboo to discuss.  From the beginning, WPFW (89.3 FM or online at www.wpfw.org) has been the voice for alternative programming in the Washington metropolitan area.  In essence, the station started out, and continues, challenging the norm and passionately serving the under-served of the LGBT community.  WPFW has been and continues to be a unique community resource dedicated to aiding the community in a way that only radio can.  This episode features Bernie Delia, president of the Capital Pride Alliance Board of Directors and Rayceen Pendarvis, host of The Ask Rayceen Show and a 2016 Capital Pride Hero award winner.


Morning Tea with Demark Manigo 

Season 1 Episode 2
“Being True to Yourself w/ ButtaFlySoul” (featuring Rayceen Pendarvis)
March 30, 2016

The Morning Tea Show is a radio show about empowerment, advice, and motivation.  The show is produced by National Youth Pride Services, the fastest growing movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults in America.

Morning Tea with Demark Manigo 

Season 1 Episode 1
“Being True to Yourself w/ Rayceen Pendarvis”
March 23, 2016

The Morning Tea Show is a radio show about empowerment, advice, and motivation. The show is produced by National Youth Pride Services, the fastest growing movement for Black LGBTQ youth and young adults in America.

The Lanada Williams Show  

Show No.54
“Importance of Self Love with Rayceen Pendarvis”
February 02, 2016

 

The Lanada Williams Show is all about relationships. Host Lanada Williams, a nationally certified counselor, offers accessible advice for family, friends and lovers. The show aims to help listeners make the most of life, love, and relationships.

Inside Out with Dr. Nicole Cutts 

Episode No. Unknown
“Getting and Staying Healthy”
August 25, 2015

WPFW's Inside Out is Washington, DC's only LGBT FM radio show. Airing every Tuesday (from 1pm to 2pm eastern standard time), the program tackles the tough subjects other shows deem too taboo to discuss. From the beginning, WPFW (89.3 FM or online at www.wpfw.org) has been the voice for alternative programming in the Washington metropolitan area. In essence, the station started out, and continues, challenging the norm and passionately serving the under-served of the LGBT community. WPFW has been and continues to be a unique community resource dedicated to aiding the community in a way that only radio can.  In this episode guests share their insights about health and the importance of pampering!  Featuring guest experts Dr. Linda Spooner, Wellologist Candice Camille and Rayceen Pendarvis.  

Inside Out with Lady Dane  

Episode No. Unknown
“Rayceen Pendarvis"
July 14, 2015
"I never thought, one, that I would live to see a black man in office, marriage equality, affordable health care, and to see people stand up, or coming together, black, white, straight, gay, for so many causes. Because even though we have the movement “Black Lives Matter”, trans lives matter, everyone's lives matter. No one should be killed because they are living their truth." - Rayceen Pendarvis

WPFW's Inside Out is the only LGBT FM radio show in Washington, DC. Airing every Tuesday (from 1pm to 2pm eastern standard time), the program tackles the tough subjects other shows deem too taboo to discuss. From the beginning, WPFW (89.3 FM or online at www.wpfw.org) has been the voice for alternative programming in the Washington metropolitan area. In essence, the station started out, and continues, challenging the norm and passionately serving the under-served of the LGBT community. WPFW has been and continues to be a unique community resource dedicated to aiding the community in a way that only radio can.

The Lanada Williams Show  

Show No.29
“Brain-and-Alzheimers - A panel discussion on health issues”
June 23, 2015
"“Love comes into your life, it does not take away, love adds!  And when you find someone who is subtracting from your life, that's not love!"       - Rayceen Pendarvis

The Lanada Williams Show is all about relationships. Host Lanada Williams, a nationally certified counselor, offers accessible advice for family, friends and lovers. The show aims to help listeners make the most of life, love, and relationships.

The JellyVision Show 

Episode 143
“Rayceen Pendarvis - Finding Your Purpose”
September 09, 2014

"“I think that your work speaks for yourself.  I don't really talk that much about myself, because I just roll up my sleeves and do what's needed"

- Rayceen Pendarvis

The JellyVision Show celebrates innovative, and interesting people in business.  Guests are generally creative entrepreneurs, indie artists or others who agree to speak at length on topics that will assist listeners in becoming more successful.

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