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RuPaul's Drag Race Star Mrs. Kasha Davis: I Predict Pearl Will Win Season 7

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

Mrs. Kasha Davis certainly understands fans' weekly fervor as they watch RuPaul's Drag Race. Like others, she too is an avid viewer...obviously. But the Season 7 star reminds audiences: "It's reality television; it's not real."

Returning 'Drag Race' Star Trixie Mattel: My Elimination Made Fans Think the Competition Was Scripted

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 04.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

It's official! Trixie Mattel is back on RuPaul's Drag Race -- and it's not a moment too soon for supporters of the once ousted Season 7 fan favorite. According to Mattel, after her initial exit, many started to question the show's "reality TV" status.

10 Historical Photos and Stories of Drag Queens

LGBT News | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
LGBT News

"Queens," or men who defy gender norms and dress as women, have always been present in the LGBTQ community and pop culture. Their journey has been long, but as a society we have progressed to a level of acceptance which has unfortunately not always been a part of our culture.

Dear Mary Cheney: Here Are Reasons Why Drag Is Socially Acceptable and Blackface Is Not

Domenick Scudera | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Drag is a celebration. Drag is an attitude. Characterizing drag queens as "bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty" is reductive and insulting. The female persona created by a drag queen is robust, powerful, enduring. She has moxie, smarts, humor and beauty.

These Are the 10 Funniest Drag-Queen Names, According to Our Ongoing Poll

Mike Alvear | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

What's in a name? Let's see. A lot of "homos": homophonic puns, homographic puns, and homonymic ones too. Some will make your eyes roll, but the best ones make you want to come up to the stage and tip big.

WATCH: Ellen Makes Facebook Apologize To The Drag Community... One Queen At A Time

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Ellen took a few minutes out of her show yesterday to personally hold Facebook accountable for the turmoil it has put the drag community through durin...

'Drag Race' Stars Adore Delano, Alaska And Nina Flowers Have A Message For You

Posted 09.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Some of our favorite "RuPaul's Drag Race" queens have teamed up to bring you a message: they look fucking cool and they don't care what you think. ...

LOOK: Conchita Wurst Strikes A Pose In Couture For Karl Lagerfeld

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Eurovision champion Conchita Wurst continues to rule the world. The Austrian drag queen and singer, 25, strikes a pose for legendary fashion desig...

WATCH: Bianca Del Rio Gets In Bed With Joan Rivers

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Are you ready for this? Joan Rivers, the queen of mean, invited the human "rolodex of hate" and "RuPaul's Drag Race" winner Bianca Del Rio to cozy ...

Thank You, Vivian

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

So any regular reader of the Diary knows Vivian and I have a complicated relationship. She brings so much happiness to Jeff, and I love Jeff with all my heart, so by default I love Vivian. However Vivian the character is a completely different story.

Candis Cayne Defends Drag Race: 'I Don't Think the Word "Tranny" Is Wrong'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.10.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Throughout her career, Candis Cayne has admittedly embraced her role as an unofficial spokeswoman for all things trans. When it comes to the community's recent outcry against terminology deemed "transphobic" on RuPaul's Drag Race, though, Cayne takes an opposing stance.

Ruined Paradise: The Destruction of Roseland and Other Legendary Places

Corvette Hunt | Posted 06.07.2014 | New York
Corvette Hunt

Roseland Ballroom is special to me. On November 5, 2000, something happened in that theatre that changed my life for good. Back then, I was a wild and flaming creature, tipping through the streets in six-inch stilettos, spandex, fishnets, lipstick and a few sets of false eyelashes.

Kryean Kally: Drag Bills and Thrills

Matthew Terrell | Posted 05.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Although Kryean knows drag is an artistic money pit, it allows her to fulfill many childhood dreams. As a cloested gay kid in Calhoun, Georgia, Matthew wanted to design clothes, act, sing, dance, perform, etc. These fabulous dreams were too big for the Georgia sticks...

Laganja Estranja: Sending Vivacious Home was Drag Race Reality Check

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.13.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

It's not easy being a drag queen who wears her heart on her sequined sleeve, admitted Laganja Estranja. Watching the third episode of this year's RuPaul's Drag Race, the Los Angeles-based performer recalls the wrenching moment reality set in.

Top 10 Reason I Love the Man Behind Vivian

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 05.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

As much as Vivian inspires the diary and the pieces I write, Jeff, the man behind Vivian, inspires me even more.

10 Tips for New Queens

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Drag is addictive, as much as you think it won't, it will get in your blood and you will be addicted to it. You will begin to think about it more times than not and want to know what Queens are performing and where.

IT'S OVER!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Sharon Needles and Alaska Thunderfuck, the royal drag queen couple of "RuPaul's Drag Race" fame, announced their breakup yesterday after a very public...

WATCH: The New Sharon Needles Music Video Is Here

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Queen of the Night and "RuPaul's Drag Race" champion Sharon Needles dropped her new music video this week -- and we are gagging over it! Sharon is ...

The Dragopus

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

When you are married to a drag queen, her art touches every part of your life. I constantly try to pull away from drag, because I need a balance. However, drag is like an eight-armed octopus, a dragopus, that can reach into every part of your life and pull you back toward it.

JamesMichael Nichols

Scarlet Envy, Host Of 'Scarlet Fever' At This N' That

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 03.25.2014 | Gay Voices

This is the first installment in an ongoing series that explores drag culture and the nightlife scene in Brooklyn, N.Y. Over the past several years, f...

Drag Obstacle Course

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Vivian occupies an interesting position in the world of drag. She does not compete, does not have a drag family, is older than most of the other newer queens, and is a big girl. Each factor has its own challenge, but add them all together and you have one large obstacle course.

Christopher Rudolph

Drew Droege Opens Up About His Love For 'Chloe' And Crazy Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Drew Droege rose to Internet celebrity status as the star of the hit series of videos featuring him impersonating actress Chloe Sevigny. But after...

Drag and Music

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

For me it is funny how some thing that can bring me so much frustration from time to time, Drag, can be tied to some thing I love deeply, music. I guess it's that love of music that allows me navigate the turbulent waters of Drag.

WATCH: The Powerful Reason Why This Drag Queen Literally Sews Mouth Shut (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.02.2013 | Gay Voices

In a shocking new video, Berlin-based drag queen and DJ Barbie Breakout has engaged in a bloody form of protest against Russia by literally sewing his...

A Mayor Who Gets Beauty Tips From A Drag Queen?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Just another reason to love Charm City, a.k.a. Baltimore, Md.! Not only is Baltimore the hometown of legendary John Waters (and his former muse, D...