Posts tagged "drag queens"

“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 lackluster season…

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

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Star Willam Belli Talks Cunnilingus

If you watched Willam Belli on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” this season, you noticed two things: one, he is an incredibly talented and beautiful performer; and two, he was smart enough…

Megan Carpentier | May 2, 2012 - 1:40 pm

The Good, The Bad & The Totally Insane At The 2012 NewNowNext Awards

This week, cable network LOGO held their NewNowNext Awards, a celebration of all things LOGO-licious, and by LOGO-licious we mean gay. Drag queens were there, as were toddler beauty queens,…

Julie Gerstein | April 6, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Drag Queens Endorse Anti-Gay Chick Fil-A, Hilariously

Chick Fil-A is kind of a conservative fast food company that, besides closing every Sunday to observe the Lord’s day, has also generously donated to anti-gay groups in the past.

Julie Gerstein | March 20, 2012 - 9:40 am

Sadly, RuPaul Isn’t Running For President

In recent weeks, your love of all things draggy and sparkly may have momentarily given you a brain fart — seeing all those mentions of Ron Paul everywhere certainly did…

Julie Gerstein | January 10, 2012 - 9:20 am

The Life And Times Of Snookie Lanore

Drag balls are a vibrant part of gay urban culture; the 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning” perfectly encapsulated the showmanship, extravagance and fierceness of the underground parties, where contestants danced,…

Julie Gerstein | December 7, 2011 - 10:40 am

Is This Spoof Always Ad With Drag Queens Transphobic — Or Revolutionary?

Men aren’t usually in commercials for period products. But this spoof ad — which Proctor & Gamble denied via Twitter is affiliated with Always — has lots of…

Jessica Wakeman | August 12, 2011 - 10:40 am

ABC’s New Comedy, “Work It,” Puts Straight Guys In Drag

You know what’s really funny, guys? Putting men in women’s clothes! Haw, haw, haw, haw, haw! Thus is the premise of ABC’s new comedy, “Work It,” about two…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2011 - 1:20 pm

James Franco Gets Dolled Up In Drag

Oh, that James Franco. Always up to something new and wacky! This time the performance artist/actor/all-around hottie is in drag on the cover of Candy magazine. The lovely photo was…

Susannah Breslin | October 6, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Miss Gay Brazil Gets Her Wig Snatched

Oh, no she di’-n’t! After being crowned Miss Gay Brazil 2009, Ava Simões got her wig snatched clean off her head by a fellow PO’d contestant! And her tiara,…

Susannah Breslin | November 19, 2009 - 5:30 pm