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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Singer Roslyn Kind: Touring With Half-Sister Barbra Streisand Was 'Phenomenal'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.21.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

As Kind looks forward to taking the new show on the road, she is also prepping for a return to San Francisco. The chanteuse is slated to perform Sun., Aug. 24, at the Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation's Help Is on the Way 20 Anniversary Gala and Concert.

R&B Star Estelle on Industry Pressure: 'I'm No More Grace Jones Than I Am Norah Jones'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.19.2014 | Entertainment
Pollo Del Mar

From fan expectations to pressure to conform, pop/R&B singer Estelle says it isn't always easy to stay true to oneself in the music industry. The Grammy-winning "American Boy" singer, however, refuses to bow to the stress.

Syleena Johnson: Lesbian R&B Divas: Atlanta Co-Star Monifah Carter Is 'So Brave'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Sharing your private life on reality television is "tricky" for anyone, admits Syleena Johnson. That's why the Grammy-nominated singer considers her R&B Divas: Atlanta costar Monifah Carter particular "courageous" for allowing audiences to watch the evolution of her same-sex relationship.

Grammy-Winner Estelle: Being Told I Couldn't Make It Helped Me Understand LGBT Struggles

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.15.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Warning to small-minded people: Don't mess with Estelle's gay fans! With choice words for the narrow points-of-view which "seem to run the world," the Grammy-winning singer admitted negative attitudes toward the LGBT community "really bug" her.

Are You Ready To Cook... With Drag Queens?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Now sissy that... omelette? Popular podcast "Feast Of Fun" is launching an initiative that brings some of your favorite queens from the clubs and ...

Drag Race Star Alaska Met Her Music Video's Director on Scruff

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.05.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

While many gay men log on to Grindr, Scruff and the like to window shop while bored, meet a mate or interact with locals when traveling -- not to mention find more immediate gratification -- it's strictly business for the RuPaul's Drag Race star.

WATCH: 'Drag Race' Fave Gets Hilariously Obsessive In Brand New Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices

Oh, Adore. You never seem to let us down. In this latest music video from the "RuPaul's Drag Race" season 6 runner-up, Adore seems to have a bit of...

My Journey From Christian College to Drag

Jeza Belle | Posted 08.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeza Belle

When I packed up my Buick and headed off from Long Island to a small Christian college in rural Arkansas, it never dawned on me that one day I'd be performing comedy dressed in women's clothes while sharing the name of the world's greatest harlot.

Drag Race Star Alaska: Sharon Needles Breakup Still Leads to Awkward Moments

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.28.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Their relationship is more than six months in the past, Thunderfuck stated. Still, new viewers are continually introduced to the relationship as Seasons 4 and 5 live on in global reruns. This has led to some uncomfortable situations for the star.

'Drag Race' Star Willam Opens Up About Break Up Of 'Boy Is A Bottom' Group

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Hey qweeeeeen! Johnny McGovern dropped the latest installment in his new web talk show "Hey Qween!" last week and it features beloved "RuPaul's Dra...

Rapper Soulja Boy: New CD 'King Soulja 3' Has 'Better Beats, Bigger Collabs'

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 07.24.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

"I don't get caught up in the numbers," Soulja Boy insisted during a recent telephone interview. "I just have fun and put out music. That's what got me in the position I'm in now."

Former Meth Junkie and Drag Queen Now Gives Back to Community With 'Enlightened Tapping'

Brian Horn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Brian Horn

Alan Davidson grew up a misfit in a small Texas town. It was the 1970s. When the counterculture was flourishing in the U.S., he felt like he'd final...

'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.

WATCH: This Drag Queen Shut Down Anti-Gay Protesters In The Most Amazing Way Possible

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.06.2014 | Gay Voices

This is beyond a doubt one of the best videos to come out of Pride 2014. At this year's Seattle Pride Parade, out and proud queers were met with a ...

'Trannygate'

Heklina | Posted 08.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Heklina

In the past year I've increasingly been made aware of the growing meaning the word "tranny" has taken on for members of the transgender community. For the most part I have gotten a pass because of what Trannyshack is, but still it nagged at me. What was really the catalyst for me deciding that I had to consider a change was when I came across a post on Facebook.