Here’s a list of states considering legislation that would criminalize or limit the work of drag artists.
AI Portraits of Republicans in Drag to Get You Through the Week
“RuPublicans” responds to harmful anti-drag legislation in true queen fashion.
Tennessee Bans Drag Performances for Children
The state has just passed a bill criminalizing public drag performances as well as private shows if a minor could be present.
Alt-Right Protesters Brandish Nazi Flag at Florida Drag Event
Members of NatSoc Florida performed the Nazi salute and chanted “Heil Hitler” at a local LGBTQ+ charity’s fundraiser in Lakeland.
Museum Cancels Drag Show After Armed Protesters Show Up
Members of the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys joined a group of religious parents gathered outside Memphis’s Museum of Science & History.
Classic Films About Drag Pageants and Ball Culture Return to Theaters to Dazzle Again
The landmark queer documentaries The Queen and Paris is Burning have been restored and are back in theaters.
A Century’s Worth of Movies About Cross-Dressing and Drag
The series Cross-Dressing and Drag on Screen at the Anthology Film Archives highlights drag’s ubiquity across time, place, and social milieu.
Drag Ballerinas Spin Gender Roles into Farce
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo satirizes the clichéd gender conventions of dance, and the world at large, in technically superb takes on classical ballet.
Queering the Canon of American Popular Music
This is not your grandmother’s drag show. A 24-Decade History of Popular Music by renowned playwright and drag performer Taylor Mac is a monumental production covering American popular music from 1776 to 2016.
The Nutty Squirrel That Dressed in Drag
“You can’t be friends with a squirrel — a squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit,” Sarah Jessica Parker once quipped. Obviously she had never encountered Tommy Tucker.
An Artist-Turned-Drag Queen Reigns in Berlin
BERLIN — Fellas, I wanna know if I could talk to ya for just a minute. … Is it okay?
The sultry voice cut through the din of hundreds of people. Chandelier Divine Brown’s lip-synch performance of the 1990s a cappella “Work This Pussy,” by American transgender vocalist Sweet Pussy Pauline, sent the crowd into a frenzy.
Voguing Andy Warhol in Whiteface
In the early 1980s, Andy Warhol posed in drag for a series of Polaroid portraits. Wearing heavy white makeup in works like “Self-Portrait in Drag” (1981), he exudes a ghoulish glamour.