drag queens

9.11.19

Rare Candid Portraits of Drag Artists That Capture What’s Underneath

I wanted spontaneous portraits of Bushwig's drag performers—so I scared them with a fake rat.

7.9.19

These Glorious Photos Show Off the Subversive World Where Drag Meets Wrestling

"With Choke Hole we want to take wrestling and amplify [its] queer subtext explicitly. We want to show that queer people can be strong."

6.27.19

The Far Right Is Doxxing and Threatening Drag Queen Story Hour. These Queens Won’t Be Stopped.

A SWAT team recently had to stand guard outside a library while Tirrany Hex read aloud “Not All Princesses Wear Pink.”

5.31.19

Dating as a Drag Queen Is Way Harder Than You Think

"I didn’t come out of the closet to date a boy who dresses like a girl" is a constant refrain.

11.1.18

Honolulu Says Farewell to Its Most Legendary Diner (and Craziest Tiki Bar)

From drag queens to tuba players, everyone seems to have a story about Wailana Coffee House.

10.31.18

Crossdressing on Halloween Was the Queer Liberation I Didn’t Know I Needed

I'm a confidently queer cis black woman, but the beauty of a masculine "costume" taught me the power of playing with identity on Halloween.

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10.25.18

Inside a Pageant for Indigenous Drag Queens

Instead of the cutthroat competition of ‘Drag Race,’ queens in ‘Black Divaz’ lift each other up.

7.27.18

What It Takes to Make a Living as a Drag Queen

Most drag queens have modest incomes, but their expenses for hair, makeup and travel can easily top $10,000 a year. Here’s what they spend on and the tricks they use to make ends meet.

6.22.18

The Latinx Drag Queens Spearheading HIV Activism on the Border

We went to a Texas border town battling a major HIV epidemic to meet the activists working to educate people about the virus.

6.20.18

The Queens of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Talk About Identity and Sexuality

The queens from season ten open up about how the perception of drag in gay culture has changed over time.

6.14.18

We Talked to the Queens from 'RuPaul's Drag Race' About Safe Sex

Tackling everything from using condoms to PrEP.

6.7.18

In Photos: 12 Hours Through the Eyes of a Brazilian Drag Queen

From the first coffee of the day to removing makeup before bed, we spent the day with a Mackaylla, a drag queen at São Paulo's vibrant pride parade.

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