Stephanie Fogarty she/her
Stephanie Fogarty is a lesbian activist, Ms Gay Cork and Ms Gay Ireland and Drag King.
Stephanie Fogarty was born in Cork in 1990.
Stephanie got involved with the Cork LGBTQI+ community at the age of 17, initially volunteering as a steward at Cork Pride Parades. She was centrally involved in the Cork Marriage Equality campaign and was Chairperson of the CIT (Cork Institute of Technology) LGBT+ Society for three years.
Stephanie started dancing as one of the back up dancers for a Cork Drag Queen. They did a range of performances and fundraisers for the community. She was part of an incredible performance group “The Freaks ‘N’ Gleeks”. She later began to perform as a Drag King Marriage Equality campaign and was Chairperson of the CIT (Cork Institute of Technology) LGBT+ SocietyWill A Blige.
In 2010, at the age of 19, Stephanie entered the first ever Ms Gay Cork competition and came second! She went on to compete in the first ever Ms Gay Ireland competition. She re-entered the Ms Gay Cork competition in 2016 and was crowned Ms Gay Cork 2016. She was crowned Ms Gay Ireland in 2018.
Stephanie delivers a wide range of talks and training sessions on LGBT rights, body and mind positivity, consent and self-care.
Stephanie is a volunteer with LINC lesbian and bisexual community centre and was stage manager for LINC Drama performances at Cork Arts Theatre (CAT Club).