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Downtown nightclub to host benefit for recovery of local drag queen

May 15, 2019

A nightclub on San Antonio’s gay strip is taking donations instead of an admission fee Thursday night to help a beloved member of the community who has been hospitalized.

Freddie Cortez, aka “Sweet Savage,” slipped into a coma after being hospitalized for other medical conditions last week, said Scott Lee Roth, entertainment director for Strip SA.

The event “We Love Sweet Savage” starts at 11 p.m. Thursday with no admission charge at the Heat, 1500 N. Main Ave.

All tips collected will go toward his medical expenses, Roth said.

Many have been leaving well-wishes via social media to the former Miss Gay USofA 1993, thanking him as a mentor and friend.

“He’s well-respected across the country as a female impersonator,” Roth said. “He’s always the life of the party.”

Jacob Beltran is a reporter covering San Antonio and Bexar County. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | jbeltran@express-news.net | Twitter: @JBfromSA