This week, Britta B. talks with JAYU’s Manager of Philanthropy Kyle Miller, who is also Drag Queen Vanity a la Mode.
A graduate of The Randolph Academy for The Performing Arts, Kyle worked as an actor but soon his passion drove him into philanthropy in support of the arts he so loved. Kyle began supporting some of Canada’s most celebrated arts organizations including Canadian Stage, the Shaw Festival, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Soulpepper and Tafelmusik. Kyle shifted to mission focused work most notably with Rainbow Railroad as part of the Development Team, as it aligned with years of LGBTQI activism through his work as drag artist, Vanity à la Mode. He has performed with Pride Niagara, hosted Sex-Ed Bingo at Brock University and Niagara College, and can be found as a regular guest at Drag Brunch at Glad Day Bookshop. In 2021, Kyle continued his human rights advocacy with a move to JAYU, a Toronto non-profit telling human rights stories through the arts. Kyle is excited to join the team at JAYU and help grow their Annual Giving program and support the organization’s continued success.