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'Drag Race' Superstar Bianca Del Rio Really Isn't a Kathy Griffin Fan

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

To quote perennial RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Latrice Royale, "Oh, the shade of it all!" From other Drag Race winners to comic peers, when it comes to Bianca Del Rio's razor-sharp tongue, nobody's safe. This past weekend, the drag superstar had some choice words for LGBT icon Kathy Griffin.

The Man Behind the Merman

Steve Schonberg | Posted 11.22.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

One of today's great comediennes is in fact a man. In the tradition of other celebrated gender benders, like Divine, Dame Edna and RuPaul, the man who transforms nightly into Varla Jean Merman has spent the better part of 20 years elevating "drag" to a peerless variety of this art form.

This Is The Funniest Thing You'll See This Week

James Nichols | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been an intense week of debate about some rather heavy topics, so when Miss Coco Peru released this hilarious video navigating the dynamics of th...

Heaping Doses of Tough Love

George Heymont | Posted 07.21.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether one takes the dramatic or comedic approach, truth-telling is an acquired skill. Some people just blurt things out, failing to think before they speak. Others carefully mold and caress their thoughts into powerful intellectual weapons which can shatter brittle walls of pretense, denial, and ill-advised bravado.

Doing It For The Funny: In Defense Of The Comedic Drag Queen

Pandora Boxx | Posted 07.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Pandora Boxx

Now that this season of RuPaul's Drag Race has almost come to the finish line, it's time for me to put in my two cents about all this comedy-queen bashing that has happened. Quite a few queens were saying that drag is not about comedy.

LISTEN: Miss Coco Peru Reflects On Her Recent Conversation With Jane Fonda

Nicholas Snow | Posted 07.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

On April 20, 2013, drag superstar Miss Coco Peru, aka Clinton Leupp, sat down with Hollywood icon Jane Fonda as part of the "Conversations With Coco" series, in which Coco interviews and celebrates the lives and careers of the LGBT community's favorite icons.

Miss Coco Peru Has Some Advice For You

George Heymont | Posted 06.26.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Beloved performer and gay activist Miss Coco Peru returned to S.F. for a double header with a new wig and good reason to celebrate. This year marks Clinton Leupp's 20th anniversary as Coco, bringing truth and sarcasm to people everywhere.