drag queens

Photography

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."
Harron Walker
7.9.19
LGBTQ

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.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
5.31.19
hawaii

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.
James Charisma
11.1.18
Halloween

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.
Taylor Hosking
10.31.18
LGBTQ

Inside a Pageant for Indigenous Drag Queens

Instead of the cutthroat competition of ‘Drag Race,’ queens in ‘Black Divaz’ lift each other up.
Luke Ottenhof
10.25.18
Free

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.
Melissa Kravitz
7.27.18
latin-x

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.
VICE Staff
6.22.18
vice shorties

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.
VICE Staff
6.20.18
vice shorties

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

Tackling everything from using condoms to PrEP.
VICE Staff
6.14.18
Broadly

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.
Larissa Zaidan
6.7.18
DRAG

The Queens Living It Up in China's Thriving Drag Scene

VICE met up with a pair of drag queens as they prepared for a major ball in Shanghai, following along before they hit the stage for a competition with dozens of other queens.
VICE Staff
6.5.18
LGBTQ

This North Carolina Band Made the Most Moving Music Video of the Year

Rainbow Kitten Surprise's coming out story, "Hide," follows four New Orleans drag queens and gives a voice to marginalized LGBTQ communities in the South.
Lauren Messman
4.30.18
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