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William Dorsey Swann Was a Former Slave, a Badass LGBTQ Activist and the First Documented Drag Queen

Born into slavery in 1860, William Dorsey Swann, known affectionately as “the Queen,” was possibly the very first drag queen, and a pioneer when it came to LGBTQ rights and activism. Having lived through “slavery, the Civil War, racism, police surveillance, torture behind bars, and many other injustices,” Swann held[…]

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These 13 ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked’ Moments Are Must-See TV

This article about the best Drag Race: Untucked episodes also contains reporting by Devin Randall. What is it about RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked episodes that keeps us on the edge of our seats? Is it the tension, the drama, the squeals, the heels? You know what RuPaul says: “If you[…]

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Drag Queens Weren’t the Butt of the Joke in This 2007 ‘King of the Hill’ Episode

Most drag queens would be happy to make an audience laugh. But if you look back at movies and TV from years past, there’s a tendency to make drag queens themselves the punchline. Just the fact that a man is in a dress is joke enough. And if someone mistakes[…]

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Cringe! Trinity the Tuck’s Secret Reddit Account Exposes a Litany of Bad Behavior

Does Trinity the Tuck have a suspicious secret Reddit past? It would appear so, as the latest Trinity the Tuck Reddit drama is all drag lovers are talking about these days. On January 6, a Twitter user asked the drag star, who appeared on Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race[…]

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