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Drag Queens

Drag Bans and LGBT Youth: Which Matters More?

Lola Olson | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Lola Olson

Maybe if even half of those so enraged by a drag ban got enraged about a lack of services for LGBTQ youth, maybe we'd find ourselves in a world where we don't just say "It Gets Better". We make it better.

GET READY QUEENS: 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Announces A Second Season Of 'All Stars'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices

Hello, hello , hello! Are you sitting down? Because, girl, do we have news for you!  We are FINALLY going to get a second season of "RuPaul's Dra...

What Happens When You Put A Bunch Of Legendary Drag Queens On A Boat?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.19.2015 | Gay Voices

For anyone invested in drag culture, the role of of Wigstock in the narrative of queer performance is legendary. The once annual New York City drag fe...

An Interview with Club King Mario Diaz

Michael Podell | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Podell

In the ephemeral world of queer nightlife, it's rare to find a constant and important figure. Mario Diaz, who first made a name for himself back in 90s New York City with his take on what nightlife could be, is just such a person.

Shame on Facebook: How Zuckerberg's Confusing "Real Names" Policy Hurts More Than It Helps

Lil Miss Hot Mess | Posted 07.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Lil Miss Hot Mess

Facebook's policy disproportionately affects certain categories of users, and whether intentional or not, that's discriminatory as well as dangerous for many. So, Zuck, let's cut through the confusion and make things perfectly clear: it's time for Facebook to be accountable to its community and delete this policy once and for all.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Icon Drops A New Album Called 'Anus'

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices

One of our favorite queens to appear on "RuPaul's Drag Race" just dropped her debut album -- along with a stellar new video. Alaska Thunderfuck may...

Would You Date a Drag Queen?

Mike Alvear | Posted 06.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

In an essay titled "You Do What?" Eileen Dover, a Boston-area drag queen artist asks gay men an interesting question: Would you date a drag queen? According to Dover, the answer is as painful as tucking her candy. Very, very few guys would date a drag queen, according to Dover, even though 90 percent of a performer's life is spent out of drag.

Top 10 Drag Shows Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 06.12.2015 | Travel
Cheapflights

The kitsch. The camp. The queens. If you've ever been to a drag show, you know how entertaining they can be. Get an eyeful with our picks for the top 10 places to see a drag show.

'Drag Race' Star Pearl Recreates Iconic Female Portraits

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Pearl may not have won the seventh season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," but that doesn't mean the star isn't on top. Shortly after RuPaul crowned Violet...

Courtney Act -- Ecstasy (VIDEO)

Wayne Anderson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

Star of both Australian Idol as well as RuPaul's Drag Race, Courtney Act (aka Shane Jenek), seems to at last be living up to his full potential (and loving every minute of it) with the debut of the first single "Ecstasy" for the upcoming album entitled Kaleidoscope set to be released in July.

A Conversation with Violet Chachki, Drag's Unapologetic New It-Girl

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 06.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Oscar Raymundo

"Older people appreciate my references, and younger people are inspired by my confidence," she added. That's the thing about Violet Chachki; she brings something fresh to the drag ball but with a wink to the past.

The Suspense Is Killing Us! Just Who Will Be Crowned Queen of the Desert?

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, I am thrilled to preview the SOLD-OUT 2nd annual Queen of the Desert So-Cal Lip Sync Competition benefiting Desert AIDS Project.

Becoming Violet Chachki

Matthew Terrell | Posted 05.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I first met Violet Chachki in 2012 when she was an itsy-bitsy baby queen coming up in the Atlanta drag scene. She was so young back then, she couldn't even be served alcohol where she was performing!

Thousands Turn Out For The First Annual 'RuPaul's Dragcon'

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices

Almost 14,000 people packed the Los Angeles Convention Center for "RuPaul's Dragcon," which RuPaul and World of Wonder Productions collaboratively put...

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."

The Drag Queen World Series: Everything You Need to Know!

Nicholas Snow | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

On this episode of Nicholas Snow Live, I welcome The Life Group LA Executive Director Sunnie Rose Berger; Sister Leigh VIticus of the LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Is Instagram Making Girls Look Like Drag Queens?

Sofina Bassett | Posted 05.07.2015 | Style
Sofina Bassett

With the growth of the photo-sharing app, users are utilizing Instagram as a platform to share their makeup looks and artistry while others are turning to it for makeup inspiration. Goss has noticed a trend in very heavy makeup looks that are gaining popularity.

JamesMichael Nichols

Here's Why Hundreds Of Drag Queens Descended Upon Texas This Weekend

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Hundreds of drag queens from around the world descended upon Austin, Texas on the first weekend in May for the first installment of a new festival cel...

How Drag Queens Have the Power to Change Your Life

Matt Baume | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

This week's episode features Johann, a South African man who grew up closeted and lonely until he discovered the gay community in a place he could never have imagined as a child: at a screening of Drag Race, hosted by Seattle performer Ben DeLaCreme.

Here's Where You Can See Hundreds Of Your Favorite Drag Queens This Weekend

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.29.2015 | Gay Voices

There's only one place that you can see literally hundreds of internationally famous drag queens perform this weekend -- and it probably isn't where y...

Watch 'Drag Race' Stars Read Mean Comments About Themselves Pulled From Social Media

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.26.2015 | Gay Voices

If you can't make fun of yourself, how the hell are you gonna make fun of somebody else? Can we get an 'Amen'? In this hilarious video from World o...

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

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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.

An Interview With Drag Race Fan Favorite Latrice Royale

Michael Podell | Posted 06.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Podell

Of all the queens to come out of RuPaul's Drag Race, there are very few as universally loved and revered as Latrice Royale. I caught up with Latrice during some of her very rare free time to chat about what's new in her life and her thoughts on the past and future of drag.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Is About To Change The Way You Text Forever

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices

"RuPaul's Drag Race" just changed the texting game! We all already find great pleasure in using "Drag Race" gifs on our friend's Facebook statuses ...

Pandora Boxx Is Here To Get You In The Mood For Pride Month

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Are you ready for LGBT Pride Month? Even if June still seems far away, this video is pretty much guaranteed to put you in a festive mood. In antici...