Posts tagged "drag queens"

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 suspend the accounts. Facebook’s Chief Products Officer Chris Cox noted in his apology that the legal-name policy was intended to increase accountability for…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 17, 2014

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 said that they’re “taking measures to provide much more deliberate customer service” to the owners of flagged accounts? I’m not. Facebook apologizes for everything,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 5, 2014

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, or student ID discriminates against members of the LGBT community, and trans* people and drag queens in particular -- and didn’t budge on the…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 19, 2014

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 workers are using social media, not only to talk to fans, but to talk to each other, to create community while still maintaining…
By: Kitty Stryker / September 18, 2014

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 the sequins on the catwalk, it's about making gender performance, which falls outside of the traditional binary,…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 27, 2014

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 scratch marks. Things got fishy when judges announced that they had crowned the wrong winner. That's when the first runner-up went for the newly-crowned Mi…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 28, 2013

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 drag queens had worked for weeks and months getting their clothes. So I just got in the line and I just walked across, and they…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 27, 2012

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 out in a bejeweled mini dress, satin-lined fur cape, and some seriously smoky eye makeup. Drag Queen Barbie is a collector's edition, so she doesn't…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 17, 2012

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 depicts men who masquerade as women as one dichotomous (and, it must be said, beautiful) persona — half masculine, half feminine, neither male nor…
By: Rachel Krause / August 3, 2012

“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 to be the bitchiest, most ego-centric drag queen in the room. After all, reality TV viewers may love Miss Congeniality (Latrice Royale, in this case),…
By: Megan Carpentier / May 2, 2012

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, and pop stars, so you know the fashion was cuh-razy. Click through this slideshow to check out some of the wildest looks from the party.
By: Julie Gerstein / April 6, 2012

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. But should that stop a bunch of drag queens from enjoying a bunch of delicious fried chicken? Hell to the no. That's why…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 20, 2012

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 remind us of a certain leggy '90s icon. But no, as much as we wish it were true, it's Ron Paul that's running for president…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 10, 2012

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, vogued and walked off in "realness" battles. More than 20 years later, drag balls are still alive and well -- and they've entranced a younger…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 7, 2011

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 them. Men in bright red lipstick, men in bustiers, men with beehive hairdos that would put Amy Winehouse to shame. The spoof stars drag…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2011

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 men who can't get hired for any jobs because women are better educated, so they don wigs, skirts, and makeup. What follows is a comedy of error…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 24, 2011

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 taken by Terry Richardson. What a "trans-formation," indeed. He's a little Angelica Houston, a little Jackie Beat. [The Daily What]…
By: Susannah Breslin / October 6, 2010

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, too! Talk about a sore drag queen loser. If that had happened to me, I know I would've cut a fellow contestant. You do not gra…
By: Susannah Breslin / November 19, 2009

We Will Rock You: Actual Killer Queens Dance To Queen Medley

From the Filipino prisoners who brought you the Michael Jackson “Thriller” tribute dance comes a Queen medley. This one has some actual killer Queens -- fabulous transsexuals -- in tutus doing "I Want To Break Free" and Freddie Mercury (R.I.P) some serious justice. Sure, being incarcerated and forced to wear the most hideou…
By: Simcha / November 9, 2009

London Fashion Scene Invaded By Drag Queens

Girl, the drag queens are coming! On Sunday, Sept. 6, while New York fashion editors will undoubtedly be laying out their neat little wardrobes for the coming Fashion Week, those in London will be slipping into sequin gowns and lamé hammer pants. It’s Bistrotheque’s Annual Drag Ball at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House! The evening…
By: Kat the Anonymous Fash Mag Editor / August 26, 2009
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