Drag Queens

Kicking The Kyriarchy Episode 13: Drag

Elena Guthrie | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Guthrie

Queer culture/drag culture for the most part has been synonymous with gay men, and has had very little space for anything else. When was the last time you saw a woman in full drag on RuPaul's Drag Race? Or maybe even a drag king?

Where Are All The Drag Kings? Being A King In A Queen's World

Lisa Honan | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Honan

Anyone who's anyone has probably seen a drag queen show. But how many people can say they've seen a drag king performance? Why aren't the kings as prevalent as queens in the media and even on the scene?

In 2017, We Need LGBT+ Allies More Than Ever

Asifa Lahore | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK
Asifa Lahore

Asifa Lahore is the UK's first out Muslim drag queen. In this vlog for HuffPost UK Lahore discusses the importance of LGBT+ allies in the fight for equality and the remaining responsibility of LGBT+ people in the battle for worldwide rights.

Drag Queens Are The Toughest Boys Out There

Jodie Harsh | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK
Jodie Harsh

bmm banner.jpg What even is masculinity these days? We've got boys buying bronzer at department stores and and my sister's boyfriend has a favorite RuPaul's Drag Race contestant each season. Some men are in touch with their feminine side, others not so much - and that's fine.

Notes on Denmark: People and Practices

Harvey Wilks | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.

Being Gay And Muslim Is A Natural Fit, Says Drag Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK

Britain’s first Muslim drag queen said it was her Islamic faith that instilled her liberal views on gay marriage. Asifa Lahore, who is the alter ...

Government Needs To Do More To Tackle 'Inherent Homophobia' In Asian And African Communities

PA | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

Not enough is being done by the government to support the rights of homosexual Asians in Britain, a leading campaigner has said. Asif Quaraishi, a ...

Muslim Drag Queen Asifa Lahore Fears Backlash Over New Channel 4 Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Muslim drag queen, Asifa Lahore, has revealed concerns for his safety following the release of a new documentary about the gay Asian community. The...

Recognise This Film Hunk?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Entertainment

Alexander Skarsgård showed off a striking new look at the premiere of ‘The Diary Of A Teenage Girl’ this week, but we couldn’t quite put our fi...

Pride Event Bans Drag Queens In Case They Offend Transgender People

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

A Pride event has banned drag queens from performing to ensure no offence is caused to transgender people. The Free Pride Glasgow event, set to tak...

This Drag Queen Just Nailed 'Let It Go'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Comedy

The Best In Drag Show is an annual fundraising event held at a Broadway theatre to raise money for Alliance for Housing and Healing and Aid for Aids. ...

Facebook Won't Force You To Use Your 'Real Name'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has apologised to drag queens and transgender users who had their accounts deleted because they weren't using their 'real' names. Speaking...

Ireland's Gay Matchmaking Festival: The Outing, Lisdoonvarna, October 3-6

Peter McGuire | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

The word "tradition" is so often misunderstood to mean the dragging heels of a conservative past, whereas modern traditions actually include our calendar customs such as Halloween and April Fools, our music and dance, our games and sports, almost all the foods we eat, the stories we tell, and so much more.

Eurovision - Sticking It to the Man Since 1956

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Eurovision has always been the embodiment of everything that is weird and wonderful about Europe. Although trends change and the boundaries of what constitutes 'outrageous' shift with every competition, Eurovision has continued to be a citadel of glittery splendour...

Drag for a Day

Patrick Cash | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Cash

My character was named Patricia Primarché, the cheap drag queen, which separated her from most other drag artistes on the scene who would never dream of describing themselves as cheap, and meant that I could clothe her completely in Primark.

The Problem With Feminism in RuPaul's Drag Race

Ashley Clarke | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ashley Clarke

I'm not saying we need to dismantle drag culture and reprimand queens guilty of saying hunty and fishy as vile misogynists of the patriarchal agenda (god forbid), but I definitely am saying that if you're going to impersonate women, then it's only right to respect women too.

Drag Queen Benefit Fraudster a Gift to Papers, but Not to Claimants

Nick Stephenson | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

This case may have had enough titillating elements to justify their interest, but papers are happy to splash any story they can find of an individual falsely claiming benefits in a concerted campaign against the welfare state.

WATCH: Drag Queens Brawl At Peru Gay Beauty Pageant

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A gay beauty pageant turned ugly after two rival drag queens became involved in a violent brawl. The newly-crowned Miss Gay San Juan 2013 was atta...

Was Margaret Thatcher a Drag Queen?

Ben Walters | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Walters

Obviously, I don't mean Margaret Thatcher was a man in women's clothing. That's not really what drag is about: it's about drawing attention to the public performance of gender. Like many drag acts, her performance slid between the glamorous, the parodic and the grotesque, but there's no question that it was sensationally successful.

Unseen Debbie Harry Photos Go On Show In 'Drag Queens And Junkies' Book

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home

Leee Black Childers, a photographer who captured the rock 'n' roll antics of the 60s and 70s, is releasing previously unseen images of the era's icons...

Half-Drag: New York's Performers Transformed

Posted 10.08.2012 | Home

The Drag Queens of New York are a sight to behold, but as Leland Bobbé's photography shows - it takes a lot of war paint to make them that spectacula...