Dubbed the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse, BEBE SWEETBRIAR immediately became a force to reckon with upon arriving on the entertainment scene 5 years ago. Winning two of the three prominent drag pageants by becoming Miss Gay San Francisco 2008 and Miss Desperate DIVA 2008, she has worked tirelessly as a fundraiser for the likes of the AIDS Housing Alliance, Under One Roof, Larkin Street Youth, Lyric, GLAAD, Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation and many, many more. Her charitable work has earned her recognition by the California State Senate with a Proclamation from Senator Mark Leno, winning the prestigious Sylvester Award of Inspiration, a Saint designation and award from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc.,and becoming a household name in the San Francisco gay community.
As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be seen every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the City. Included are her weekly Play With BeBe Trivia Night at the historic Harvey's Restaurant and Bar, named after the famed first openly gay elected government official Harvey Milk. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, “Ugly Betty’s” Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments, Ms. Sweetbriar recorded her first dance single, “Save Me,” released internationally with an accompanying music video to great reviews, in 2008. She recently released her follow-up single “Free To Be Me” receiving great fanfare from London's Gaydar Radio. “The track is amazing!” expressed Gaydar Radio presenter Phil Marriott. In Early 2012, Sweetbriar released her third single with a controversial music video “Stand Up”. Mid July 2012 marks the release of BeBe's fourth single and accompanying music video “Here We Go”.
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film “Under One Sun” with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical “Devious, Inc” (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, “Con-tin.u.um” to be released in 2012.
As a writer and interviewer, Ms. Sweetbriar is a syndicated columnist for Edge Media Network, the largest LGBT news and entertainment network in the world, with her weekly FAME celebrity column. She has interviewed Lady Gaga, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child, Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black, legendary pop diva and Grammy Winner Dionne Warwick, Oleta Adams, Debbie Gibson, Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday, Original Dreamgirl and AIDS activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, Broadway star and Grammy-winning recording artist Stephanie Mills, and Star Search winner Sam Harris to name a few.