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Detox's Haunted Halloween Performance (VIDEO)

Wayne Anderson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Anderson

2013-10-29-detoxlivingdragstill.pngAt MTV and Logo TV's "Night of the Living Drag" Halloween party in New York City on Oct. 25, Detox served up a truly spooky spectacular dressed as the Bride of Frankenstein and performing to "Glory Box" by Portishead.

WATCH: RuPaul Takes A Drive With The Mistress Of The Dark

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.29.2013 | Gay Voices

RuPaul took a drive with Cassandra Peterson, otherwise known as Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark, this week and caught up with the star in the latest inst...

The Von Broken-way

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 12.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

I never knew that drag was so political and, in some cases, so cutthroat. Who would have thought that friendships could be destroyed because of men wearing dresses, or that so many people aren't really who they present to the general public? I will honestly say that I didn't.

Drag Queens Face Off For 'Miss Jacaranda' Title

AP | GILLIAN GOTORA | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay Voices

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — And the winner is ... Ezmerald Kim Kardashian. That was the stage name for a young man who won the title of Miss Jacaranda ...

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.

'Scary Spice' Mel B Quietly Returns With First Song in Eight Years

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 12.16.2013 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

For most chart-topping artists, a return to music after nearly a decade away might be heralded as an event -- well worth announcing to the world months in advance. Mel B, best known as part of the record-breaking Spice Girls, took an entirely different approach.

The NSA Is Watching You: A Musical Response

Rachel Kinsey Sicks | Posted 11.30.2013 | Comedy
Rachel Kinsey Sicks

America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, want to be the first to issue a musical response.

Why Drag Queens Are Better Role Models Than Disney Princesses

Joy Martin-Malone | Posted 11.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Joy Martin-Malone

Imagine my horror when my toddlers took to Disney princesses. The feminist inside me wept -- until, eavesdropping on their usual princess gab, I overheard the following statement: "My favorite princess is Ariel, and yours is Cinderella, and Mommy's favorite princess is Sharon Needles."

Legendary Children Censorship Reveals Discomfort With Drag Queens' Dicks

Matthew Terrell | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I find it dubious to cover up someone else's artwork for fear of being sued for sexual harassment. Also, I find it disappointing to think that business and art can't mix, especially since business operated just fine when Gallery 1526 presented images of women in the nude.

'Short Bitch Walking'

Julie Tarney | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

I didn't know what to expect, but I was up for anything. This was Las Vegas in 2008. And a drag show had been my 17-year-old son's only request on our four-shows-in three-days trip.

Lions! And Tigers! And Drag Queens?! Best in Drag Show Returns

Tomas Mournian | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

A benefit for the direct services organization Alliance for Housing and Healing (formerly AID for AIDS), this year's Best in Drag Show happens the evening of Oct. 6, when six contestants, several dogs, glitter and feathers descend on the Orpheum Theater's stage.

LOOK: Legendary Children Photo Exhibition Showcases Drag Queens Of The South

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices

"Legendary Children" is a the photography exhibition currently being held at Gallery 1526, in Atlanta, GA, and features some of the South's most popul...

An Interview With Queen Dad's Sean Moran

A.J. Walkley | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

Sean Moran is an actor, writer and producer with such titles to his name as Grease, Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing and ER. His newest project brings his skills to a Web series called Queen Dad. I sat down with Sean, the star of Queen Dad, to get the details on his newest queer project.

Two Weddings

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 11.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

There has to be the official, legal wedding between Jeff and me, and then there needs to be a more symbolic, fun wedding for Vivian and Mr. Von B. It just doesn't seem right if the Von Bs don't have their own separate wedding. So now you see my problem.

WATCH: Sherry Vine And Mistress Formika Want You To 'Fight For Your Right (To Be Queer)'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Sherry Vine and Mistress Formika are here to kick down the closet door, as they debut their new parody music video "Fight For Your Right (To Be Queer)...

Behind The Scenes of the 2013 Miss'D America Drag Queen Beauty Pageant

Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices

This week on Gwist! Get to know the lovely "ladies" of the 2013 Miss'D America Pageant, starting with the inimitable Miss Ivy Profen! Broke Foodie's S...

A Day in the Life of a Queen -- A Drag Queen, That Is

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Paisley Parque, a drag queen who performs all over the country but calls North Carolina home, sat down with me for an interview. I was interested in knowing what reflections a performer who is approaching a major milestone in her career might have to offer.

'Did You Start Out As Drag Princess, Or...?'

Posted 10.20.2013 | Comedy

Our favorite bougie correspondent Kate The WASP is once again exploring unfamiliar territory, this time interviewing the fabulous Sherry Vine about th...

Guess Which Reality TV Show Lady Gaga Is Dying To Be On

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Could Lady Gaga be a guest judge on the upcoming season of "RuPaul's Drag Race?" There has already been speculation on which drag queens will grac...

Who, Then, Really Is Trans?

Dana Beyer | Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The main issue for the traditional trans community is that by being public and claiming membership as trans, persons such as B. Scott, or the recent detransitioners who made the news, muddy the public perception and make political action more difficult.

WATCH: Drag Queen Sherry Vine Takes On Lady Gaga In A Gassy New Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

In case you missed it, Lady Gaga released a NSFW video last week featuring everyone's new favorite woman of the moment, performance artist Marina Abra...

Drag Orphan

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

A piece of advice for any budding queen out there: Before you enter the drag world, make sure you have at least a drag "mother," if not a drag "family." Having one or both of these things is something I would say is essential for any drag queen. Vivian does not have either.

I Was a 9-Year-Old Drag Queen

Mark S. King | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

When I was 9 I took my parents' album of the Broadway musical Damn Yankees and memorized every syllable of Gwen Verdon's show stopper, "Who's Got the Pain When They Do the Mambo?" Once I was satisfied with my lip synching and choreography, the number was ready for public display.

A Brand New Drag

Karen Fragala Smith | Posted 10.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Karen Fragala Smith

Hari Nef is not a drag queen. On stage at the Dixon Place cabaret on August 1, they (the preferred gender-neutral, singular pronoun is "they") don bulky athletic shoulder pads, a flowing toile flamenco skirt, and red leather gloves.

WATCH: Willam Drags Out Every Heel From His Closet

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.05.2013 | Gay Voices

It's been a few long months since everyone's favorite "whorespondent" announced that "Willam's Beatdown" had regrettably been cancelled. But now ...