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Atlanta's Mo'Dest Volgare Serves the Most Offensive Holiday Drag Performance (NSFW VIDEO)

Matthew Terrell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

At the season finale of Dragnificent, Atlanta's premier drag competition, I saw the most offensive number I believe exists. Celeste Holmes, host of Dragnificent, introduced the performer by telling the audience, "You are not prepared for this." Celeste was right.

The Other Show's Second Anniversary Serves Classic Numbers and Rising Drag Race Queen

Matthew Terrell | Posted 12.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

The Other Show demonstrates the amount of queer creativity centered in Atlanta. There are a lot of divas who make it to our stages, but only the fiercest survive. With a devoted following, a rising diva in the form of Violet Chachki, and a creative no-rules ethos, this is the place to see drag in Atlanta.

Why Every Man Should Dress in Drag at Least Once

Brad Wheelis | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Wheelis

Something happens when you put on a dress, a wig, and some makeup. Your personality transforms. You just can't help it.

Getting Intimate With San Francisco's Drag Scene Pioneers

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts

This story originally appeared on Slate. By Jordan G. Teicher Aunt Charlie’s Lounge is a small, windowless establishment in San Francisco...

WATCH: "Drag Race" Superstars Team Up For 'American Apparel Ad Girls'

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices

Talk about a triple threat: "RuPaul's Drag Race" stars Willam, Courtney Act and Alaska recently teamed up for a collaboration with American Apparel an...

James Nichols

Exploring Brooklyn's 'Drag Explosion' Through Film

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices

In late 2013 and early 2014, HuffPost Gay Voices Associate Editor James Nichols spent six months exploring the explosion of drag culture in northern B...

Despite Facing Backlash, Facebook Refuses To Change Controversial Policy

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY and PAUL ELIAS | Posted 09.17.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag...

Yes, Facebook, Drag Queens Are Real!

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 11.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Facebook, for reasons unknown to anyone, has decided to start enforcing a policy requiring that users use only their legal name on their personal profiles. This decision has affected many entertainers across the country and seems to be targeting drag queens.

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.

'I Like Being a Freak': Keith Levy on Being Sherry Vine (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

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Tatted Rugby Realness: Jaye Lish

Matthew Terrell | Posted 09.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Livingston looked forward to the yearly rugby drag ball when all the butch, bearded, tatted players donned too-tight skirts and cheap wigs for charity. Although he never won Miss Ruck (he got first runner-up twice though), rugby drag was essential to his spurring his drag career and finding lasting love.

Playing in the Spaces

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

In Harvey Fierstein's Tony-nominated play, Casa Valentina, men embody women. Or rather they reveal themselves through women's clothing, mannerisms and identities.

WATCH: 'Drag Race' Finalist Courtney Act Gets Terrorized By 'Mean Gays'

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 05.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Just days before Courtney Act learns if she's America's next drag super star, the beloved drag icon has just released her latest single and video for ...

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6, Ep. 11 Extra Lap Recap: 'The Glitter Ball' (VIDEO)

John Polly | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
John Polly

2014-04-30-20140430ExtraLapRecap611GlitterBallCourtneyActJohnPolly560pxthumbsmall.jpgAfter reading each other with puppets, the top five queens had to whip up three semi-precious runway looks for the Glitter Ball on the main stage. And these gems were not conflict-free, because all the gals had to chime in on who they thought should go home!

BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episodes 4-6

Wes Hurley | Posted 06.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Wes Hurley

If you can't get enough of BenDeLaCreme on RuPaul's Drag Race, make sure to catch up on Capitol Hill. Inspired by '70s and '80s TV shows, Capitol Hil...

David Lohr

Male Police Officer Dresses As Amish Woman To Catch Alleged Child Predator [PHOTO]

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.16.2014 | Crime

Police officer Chad Adams dressed as an Amish woman for nearly two months earlier this year, in an attempt to catch a man who Amish families in Wester...

RuPaul's Drag Race and the Danger of Overpolicing Language

Our Lady J | Posted 06.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Our Lady J

Drag is punk and should never be subjected to politically correct ideals. The moment it stops provoking is the moment it fails as an art form. Trans people are forever indebted to drag for the mainstream explosion of gender as we see it today.

BenDeLaCreme Presents Capitol Hill, Episode 3

Wes Hurley | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Wes Hurley

On the heels of his winning performance in the Snatch Game episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, drag genius BenDeLaCreme presents Episode 3 of Capitol Hil...

WATCH: RuPaul Takes John Waters For A Spin

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

In this latest installment in his "RuPaul Drives" web series, the legendary RuPaul Charles takes a spin with the iconic filmmaker John Waters. In o...

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.

LOOK: Artist Faces Death Threats For These Controversial Images

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Artist Saint Hoax made waves across the Internet this week with a project as unique as it is culturally relevant. Called "War Drags You Out," the ...

Drag Makes the World Go Round

Justin Hernandez | Posted 04.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

We're less than a week away from the premiere of the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. The show has amassed quite a following over the years. However, every once in a while, I'll come across some gay men who express disdain for the show (and drag, in general).

James Nichols

Brooklyn Nightlife Awards (NSFW)

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 05.06.2014 | Gay Voices

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

Two Mobsters Settle a Debt

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 04.05.2014 | Comedy
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Two mobsters indulge their lifelong vendetta against one another with a high stakes game of-- You'll see....

Soul of a Drag Queen

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

If I had had the soul of a drag queen when I was young, I would have thrown caution to the wind and gone after what I loved, not what was expected of me. See, to me, that is what drag queens do: They go after their dreams, their passion, and they put themselves out there and take risks.