Jared Dawson is the Church of Lavonia Elberton
By Adam Forrester
Jared Dawson embodies his drag persona, Lavonia Elberton, in Atlanta, Georgia.
After Jared Dawson’s family forced him out of his childhood home because of their staunch religious convictions, he discovered his alter ego as a radical drag performer. As “Lavonia Elberton,” Jared navigates a new sense of belonging and family within the LGBTQIA+ community of Atlanta.