American Troops Stage Drag Show, Complete With Whitney Houston Cover

Here's a nice window into the post-DADT American military: gay, lesbian and straight service members recently staged a drag show on Okinawa's Kadena Air Base. A few years ago, they might've faced disciplinary action or even been booted from the military; instead, they got a friendly writeup in Stars and Stripes, the… » 3/03/14 4:30pm 3/03/14 4:30pm

Former American Idol Contestant Stars in RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6

There's a new sneak peek promo for the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race, which begins airing on LOGO in February. If you can see beyond the makeup and wigs (you can't), one of the contestants may look familiar — he was on American Idol in 2008. » 12/09/13 6:00pm 12/09/13 6:00pm

How 10 Facebook Comments Saved Me from a Terrible Life as a Feminist…

Over the past weekend, I fell into the booby-trap of the internet, and it saved my life. After hanging out with some rad, critical, hilarious, and fun friends over the weekend, I got tricked into thinking that Facebook is, in general, a great place to engage others in critical and meaningful conversations about how… » 10/14/13 3:55pm 10/14/13 3:55pm

Drag Queens Perform an Awesome Version of Cher’s ‘Woman’s World’

This video of RuPaul’s Drag Race alums performing “Woman’s World” is so good that Cher herself helped spread the news on Twitter. Sadly, there’s no Cher guerilla cameo, which is really something she ought to start doing more of, i.e. showing up in random places like horror movies and convenience store checkout lines,… » 9/06/13 1:20pm 9/06/13 1:20pm

Tootsie Costume Made Dustin Hoffman Face the Patriarchy

In an AFI interview from late 2012 that’s just starting to gain some traction now, in the summer doldrums, Dustin Hoffman talked about how, when he was first made-up as Dorothy Michaels during his preliminary preparations for Tootsie, he had a revelation about the unreasonable expectations our society has for female… » 7/07/13 1:00pm 7/07/13 1:00pm

Drag Queen Barbie Is Not a Drag Queen, Says Mattel

If you've noticed an extra spring in the steps of your local drag enthusiasts these past few weeks, it may have something to the release of a special edition Barbie doll designed by the Blonds (David and Phillipe), a famous NYC fashion duo known for their opulent designs (they've dressed the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce … » 8/23/12 12:00pm 8/23/12 12:00pm

Transvestite Rapper Mykki Blanco's New Video Invites Us to the Dark Side

Despite being a truly modern entity, there's something very old school punk rock about up-and-coming transvestite rapper Mykki Blanco. Maybe it's the way she evokes the gritty spirit of 1970s New York, her jerky Iggy Pop-like movements or the way she openly embraces what others might write off as debauched and ugly.… » 7/18/12 3:00pm 7/18/12 3:00pm

Meet Mykki Blanco, the New (Drag) Queen of Hip Hop

Perhaps you've heard of Mykki Blanco (né Michael David Quattlebaum), the cross-dressing rapper who is by all accounts The Shit right now, in which case, congratulations, you are much cooler than I was until this today. For the rest of you who, like me, are newbies to the ways of Blanco, prepare yourself — this isn't » 5/16/12 5:15pm 5/16/12 5:15pm

RuPaul's Drag Race Throws A Party & Crowns A Winner

I'll be honest: I was rooting for my girl Alexis Mateo, because she seems so super sweet. And then, I had this vision that maybe Manila would win, because she has been so consistent. But of course, the winner is… Raja. Naturally. It seemed kind of obvious from the beginning that Raja was blowing the judges away with… » 4/26/11 1:50pm 4/26/11 1:50pm

Little Boy Performs Christina Aguilera In Drag

Click to viewA video of a little boy—around five or six years old—dressed in drag and dancing to Christina Aguilera's "Show Me How You Burlesque" has been making the rounds. Judging by various comments sections, some people are amused, some are outraged at his parents for posting a video of their child dancing in such a… » 2/17/11 3:48pm 2/17/11 3:48pm