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15 Questions: Designer Marco Marco

Brad Hammer | Posted 10.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Hammer

Marco Marco's "Collection Three" show proved to be an even more perfectly outrageous spectacle than his last showing. That alone was no small feat, but with 37 looks adorned on the bodies of the most celebrated queens, no mission proved impossible. I was lucky enough to track Marco down for this rare question and answer session.

'Queen of the Clouds' Tove Lo: "I Sing Things I Wouldn't Say"

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 10.22.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

"I find it really cool when people have this artist persona they can put on," admits singer Tove Lo. "They can go out and act like this other person; I can't pull that off...I can't censor myself."

A Drag Queen Queers Shakespeare

Michael Carosone | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

Yes, even Shakespeare must be queered (well, it's already been done, but I'm going to do it again). And what better way to queer Shakespeare than by ...

WATCH: 'Drag Race' Star Alyssa Edwards Acts Out Your Favorite Emojis

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices

It's been a second since we brought you a helping of Alyssa Edwards, and when we stumbled across this video we knew it was a bonafide must-see. The...

'The Talk' Cohost Aisha Tyler on Gay Marriage: Equality Is for All

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 10.13.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

While the towering six-foot-tall comedian says this is only one of many connections to the LGBT community, she admits it was personal prejudices faced in her interracial relationship that cemented her commitment to marriage equality.

LOOK: Drag Queen Offers The Perfect Stocking Stuffer For Every Cocktail Fan

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Some of the world's most beloved drag queens are sharing their "true and trashy drinking tales" for a hilarious new cocktail recipe book that will be ...

Lashes Off! Behind the Scenes With Bob the Drag Queen (VIDEO)

Marti Gould Cummings | Posted 10.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Marti Gould Cummings

In a new Web series I sit down to chat with notable drag queen personalities. In this clip I interview Bob the Drag Queen. WATCH: Follow Bob the D...

Manila Luzon Releases Heartbreaking Tribute To The Late Sahara Davenport

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Manila Luzon of "RuPaul's Drag Race" fame released a touching video tribute this week to her late boyfriend -- and the video has left us without words...

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...

He, Zie or They: Gender-Specific Pronouns Are Personal

Julie Tarney | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

I admire my son's outlook. He views himself as an individual first, as we all are, and he's chosen how he wants to be identified, as we should all have the freedom to do.

Thousands Outraged After Facebook Imposes New 'Original Nose' Policy

Chris Michael | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy
Chris Michael

Thousands of vain Americans are outraged after Facebook announced its new "original nose" policy. Effective immediately, the social network giant will begin cracking down on profile photos of the cosmetically-enhanced.

Why I Changed My Name on Facebook

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 09.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Oscar Raymundo

Facebook has purely capitalistic motives. They want to make sure all of their users' data is legit so that they can sell it to advertisers. But even though spam profiles run rampant, the well-kept profiles of many in the LGBT community are the ones coming under attack.

James Nichols

Exploring Brooklyn's 'Drag Explosion' Through Film | 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...

The Solution to the Drag Queen-Facebook Fight Is Obvious

Matthew Terrell | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

If Facebook is going to force queens to use entertainer pages to connect with fans, then these pages need to have the functionality of their original Facebook profiles.

A Drag Queen's Open Letter to Facebook

Hamm Samwich | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Hamm Samwich

Latonya Rent, Wendy Ballsdrop, Dildo Swinton, Sheefa Loffa-Sofa, Betty Betty Nice: as ridiculous as some of these names may seem, they're the names by which we introduce, express and promote ourselves, by which we operate and refer to each other, by which we are fondly known and even loved.

But What's Your Real Name? Facebook's Dangerous Name Policy

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

Facebook policy states that users should use their "real name" like that on their "driver's license or credit card." For transgender people, a community already violently targeted at disproportionate rates, this unfair policy could present another barrier to being able to safely, publicly live an authentic life.

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 09.17.2014 | 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.

Facebook Forcing Drag Queens Out of the Closet

Jeza Belle | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

In a reported effort to enforce safety rules that insist that all users indicate their legal name, Facebook may have put Sister Roma, and potentially thousands of other drag performers, at risk while inadvertently igniting a firestorm that is sweeping across the LGBT community.

Exposé Singer Jeanette Jurado: Our Enduring Success Is 'a Huge Compliment'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 09.11.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Comfortably at No. 5 though, besting acts like The Spice Girls, En Vogue and Martha & The Vandellas, was Exposé. According to singer Jeanette Jurado, the '80s freestyle collective is all-too-grateful its music, now "classics," lives on.

LOOK: A Drag Explosion Took Place In Brooklyn This Weekend (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.08.2014 | Gay Voices

On Sept. 20, 2012, a drag, performance and music festival called Bushwig broke new ground in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Two y...

My Queer Son Is My Own Personal 'Fashion Police'

Julie Tarney | Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Tarney

Harry graduated from college two years ago. He's a photographer, a fixture in the Brooklyn drag scene, and my personal stylist. At least that's how I see it.

James Nichols

Bushwig Is Returning To Challenge Your Concept Of What Drag Is | James Nichols | Posted 09.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Bushwig, a drag festival in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn that provides a platform for alternative modes of performance, music and styles of d...

Who's Going To Be On 'Drag Race All Stars 2'? Here Are Our Picks.. What Are Yours?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.01.2014 | Gay Voices

It's almost time for "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 2" (...Right Ru? You promised!) and we're ready to see some of our favorite queens return to the st...

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...