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Thank You, Vivian

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 07.24.2014 | 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.

Elvis, DRAG Queens, and Fatherhood Add Up to Love

Eden Lane | Posted 03.23.2014 | Denver
Eden Lane

An Elvis impersonator, two DRAG Queens, and a pregnant woman walk into a bar... What sounds like a set up for a typical joke is actually part of the character breakdown for a world premier production by the Denver Center Theatre Company.

Why Men Come to Me to Be Transformed Into Women

Adrian Acosta | Posted 03.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Adrian Acosta

Grindr is infested with profiles that state: "Masc for Masc," which makes me questions if gays today are using their "masc" as a mask.

Snooki and JWoww Dress In Drag, Learn To Strut From True Queen

The Huffington Post | April Sperry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

They still know how to party. Snooki seems to have settled down after becoming a mother and fiance, and JWoww might do the same now that she has a ...

10 Tips for New Queens

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 03.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

Drag is addictive, as much as you think it won't, it will get in your blood and you will be addicted to it. You will begin to think about it more times than not and want to know what Queens are performing and where.

Southern, Queer, Beautiful and a Total Pageant Queen (Part 1)

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Randall Smith, owner of Renaissance Pageants, stepped out of his luxury sedan, flawlessly dressed. In the backseat of his car sat several big boxes. I asked if they were crowns and trophies. 'No,' he said. They were products.

12 Days of Dragmas

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

To complete the drag look, a queen needs jewelry: big, sparkly jewelry to be exact. So once again find out whom your drag queen orders their jewelry from, and order a piece of two. If your favorite drag queen is new, ask around for some suggestions and place an order.

Types of Queens

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 02.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

10. The Show Off - a queen who knows they can dance and pulls out all the stops every time they perform. Their dance routines normally always include at least one split, one flip, a death drop and pulling their wig off. They do not understand some times less is more.

Edie Cheezburger: A Profile in Sparkles (PHOTOS)

Matthew Terrell | Posted 01.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

If you look past the veneer of drag, you see Andrew as a man struggling to balance these two very different sides of his life. There is a fire within Edie that guides her, and I can easily see her making it big. But there's no promise that show business will make life better for Andrew.