About Us

The Imperial Royal Sovereign Court of the Desert Empire, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The court system was originally designed as a forum for “campy fun” and, indeed, our titles (such as “Emperor”, “Empress”, “Prince”, and “Princess”) as well as our gala functions enthusiastically reflect that nascent spirit of “campiness”. None of this, however, undermines our objectives as each year the IRSCDEI raises tens of thousands of dollars for local, regional, national, and even some international charitable causes, such as the Pink Ribbon Campaign.

Perhaps one of the most positive aspects of our empire is that it is open to everyone. Our membership is made up of many different types of individuals from within the LGBTQ community and heterosexual individuals as well. No person’s gender, lifestyle, or mode of dress has any bearing on their welcome within our empire or their eligibility to join the Court Family. 

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us via our Board of Directors page.