drag queen


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drag queen

A man who wears the clothing and assumes the demeanor of a woman, typically as part of an exaggerated performance piece. A well-known drag queen around the state, he has become an increasingly vocal advocate for gay rights across the country.
See also: drag, queen

drag queen

A male transvestite; also, a female impersonator. For example, He was surprised to find out that Roxanne was actually a drag queen. This term uses the slang noun drag in the sense of "female attire worn by a man" (a usage dating from about 1870; also see in drag). [ Offensive slang; c. 1940]
See also: drag, queen
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Thomas, who is a lesbian, recruited her own drag queen friends free of charge for the occasion.
The original plans for a Drag Queen Story Hour were made by members of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette chapter of Delta Lambda Phi, a fraternity of "gay, bisexual and progressive men." They planned to read books to children between ages 3 and 6.
Thanks to her drag mother, Bob The Drag Queen, she was able to get her start in the business as one of the members of Bob's Marches for Equality in Times Square.
"'I'm a lip synch drag queen (as opposed to one who specializes in glamour or comedy).
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A Dubai nightclub is set to play host to a troupe of drag queens tonight.
Summary: Drag queens and kings go for gold at the Drag Winter Olympics in Amsterdam.
Blu Bar and Basement, in the town, is hosting an event to find the next generation of drag queens.
My feminine role model these days is Beneva Fruitville, the hostess of Drag Queen Bingo at the Golden Apple.
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"I've been a drag queen for three-and-a-half years, but it's hard to believe I've been blessed at such a young age when others waited much longer to see their dream come true," said fashion designer Dayan Marin, known better as the spandex-wearing Charlimar.
* ON BEING A DRAG QUEEN: I think people sometimes confuse me as a biological male--someone who is born male and is dressing as a drag queen.
Re Felice Picano's description ("Women, Men, and Early 'Gay Lib'" in the May-June issue) of lesbians pushing a drag queen off the stage during the 1979 New York Gay Pride Celebration: I remember, during the late 1970's, feeling that drag queens were mean, hurtful parodies of women.