Today’s Black History Month LGBT+ hero is Zavion Michael Davenport (aka Chi Chi DeVayne), nominated by The Workshop in King’s Lynn. They tell us: Zavion, better known by the stage name Chi Chi Devayne, was an American drag queen and reality television personality who came to international attention on RuPaul’s Drag Race. As a child, Chi Chi took classes in ballet, West African and modern dance – making him an amazing dancer. Unfortunately Zavion passed away not too long ago in August, after contracting pneumonia whilst he was in hospital for his scleroderma. Here’s a video of Chi Chi dancing & lip syncing (strong language):
If you would like to nominate your hero or find out more about our BAME LGBT+ Forum, please email Norwich Pride historian Stevie at
You can check out all our Black History Month LGBT+ heroes on our website
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