drag queens

Ru Paul Explains The Difference Between Drag Queens And Trans People, Throws A Little Shade

The fabulous Ru Paul accurately but a little tiny bit shadily explained some of the differences between drag queens and trans people, as she understands them, on The

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 2, 2016 - 12:15 pm

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Crowned A Winner, But Was She The Right One?!

America’s next drag superstar was crowned last night, amidst sequins and glitter and a shirtless, gyrating Pit Crew. The winner was … not who I expected.

After a…

Megan Reynolds | June 2, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Surprise! Facebook Still Harassing Drag Queens About Using Their “Birth Names”

They never actually changed that “real names” policy, and assholes are still using it to harass queens, trans* people and others with good reason for not using the name on…

Robyn Pennacchia | March 31, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Facebook Is Still Deactivating Drag Queens’ Facebook Accounts

Even though Facebook apologized for deactivating drag queens’ accounts after realizing that one person had been on a personal crusade to troll the queens, the site is still continuing to

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 17, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Facebook Apologizes To LGBT Community After Realizing One Troll Has Been Causing Most Of The Legal-Names Trouble

Is anyone else surprised that now that the two-week deadline for “real names” on Facebook is up, Facebook has apologized to the LGBT activists who have been fighting it and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 5, 2014 - 9:30 am

Facebook Is Giving Suspended Users Two Weeks To Decide If They Want To Change Their Names Or Leave

Facebook met with a group of queer activists on Wednesday to discuss how its policy forcing members to use their legal name as printed on their driver’s license, credit card,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 19, 2014 - 1:30 pm

PurrVerse: We All Have The Right To A Secret Identity

It was two and a half years ago that I presented at South By Southwest  on sex workers and social media, particularly on the dangers of “real name policies.” Sex…

Kitty Stryker | September 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Artist Envisions Political Figures As Drag Queens (In GIFs)

You don’t need to sell me on the idea that drag is deeply inspiring (see: my obsession with “RuPaul’s Drag Race”). It’s not just about the WOW effect of all…

Ami Angelowicz | February 27, 2014 - 11:00 am

Watch: Wigs Fly When Drag Queen Pageant Contestants Throw Down

When these drag queens in Peru decided to brawl during the Miss Gay San Juan 2013 pageant, they should have thrown on a layer of vaseline to protect themselves from…

Ami Angelowicz | June 28, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Dolly Parton, On Losing A Drag Queen Competition

“They had a bunch of Chers and Dollys that year, so I just over-exaggerated — made my beauty mark bigger, the eyes bigger, the hair bigger, everything. All these beautiful…

Julie Gerstein | November 27, 2012 - 10:20 am

Drag Queen Barbie Is Ready For Her Close-Up

Everyone, I’d like you to meet Drag Queen Barbie. Created for Mattel (yep, this is a real, official, honest-to-God Barbie) by design duo The Blonds, the cross-dressing doll is decked…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 17, 2012 - 3:20 pm

These Half-Drag Portraits Will Make You Reconsider Everything You Know About Beauty

If you find T Magazine’s Model-Morphosis as utterly transfixing as I do, then prepare to be stunned: photographer Leland Bobbé’s incredible new portraits will blow your mind. The ongoing series…

Rachel Krause | August 3, 2012 - 8:00 am
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