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Fire Island Pines Invasion 2013

Reasons to Do Drag (PHOTOS)

Nish Gera | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Nish Gera

You do drag for the first time because you want to be called "fierce." You do drag because you really want to be on that boat invading the Pines. You do drag because your best friend told you that the only version you should attempt is the grotesque one, and he said that scoffingly.

Fire Island Pines Celebrates the Fourth of July With 'The Invasion' (PHOTOS)

Jamie Krauss Hess | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie Krauss Hess

Every Fourth of July, the Fire Island Pines status quo is shaken up with "The Invasion," a yearly tradition that brings a ferryboat full of drag queens to the Fire Island Pines harbor, where they are greeted by throngs of revelers in what has become a joyous, raucous spectacle.