Here Comes the Reign Again: RuPaul’s DragCon Returns Throngs of Queens to the LA Throne

Here Comes the Reign Again: RuPaul’s DragCon Returns Throngs of Queens to the LA Throne

BY MARTY BARRETT | What is the collective term for drag queens: A Sashay? A Tuck? A Flotilla? However the OED defines it, a blindingly brilliant (and occasionally bedazzled) constellation of drag queens descended upon our sprawling city, as RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022—the event’s 10th in-person iteration—brought sparkle back, May 13-15. Hundreds of drag queens—whether […]

The Pink Carpet Passion of RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022

The Pink Carpet Passion of RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022

PHOTOS & TEXT BY MARTY BARRETT | RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022 (May 13-15) was a seismic event—and how appropriate for Pacific Rim-adjacent Los Angeles—that represented a release of all that pent-up COVID claustrophobia in a healing lava rain of drag queens across a grateful downtown LA. The 10th in-person DragCon featured hundreds of vendors, reunions […]

Tribeca Film Festival Presents LGBTQIA+ Shorts: See Me, Feel Me

Tribeca Film Festival Presents LGBTQIA+ Shorts: See Me, Feel Me

BY WINNIE McCROY | The Tribeca Film Festival (June 8-19) opened last week with a slate of short films, including a collection of seven LGBTQIA+ Shorts called See Me, Feel Me. The shorts deal with issues of gay intimacy, relationships, S/M, racism, cross-dressing, coming out, self-harm, and intersectional queerness. Although they are all quite different […]

New Show in Tow, Drag Legend Lady Bunny Comes Clean on Reconvening

New Show in Tow, Drag Legend Lady Bunny Comes Clean on Reconvening

Just shy of one week since Easter Sunday, the once-overflowing baskets packed with eggs, peeps, and chocolate have been picked over until all that’s left is the visually appealing but thoroughly inedible colorful plastic straw. Luckily, for those who have a sweet tooth for drag, there’s an Easter leftover sure to fill that empty hole in your. […]

Strawberry Fields for Sunday, as All-Singing Drag Brunch Comes to Chelsea

Strawberry Fields for Sunday, as All-Singing Drag Brunch Comes to Chelsea

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Drag and lip synching go together like drag and brunch, or brunch and booze–and although live signing is making some serious inroads as an arrow in the savvy queen’s well-packed quiver, not every drag performer born to entertain can belt one out at will and in tune. That takes a very […]

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