Drag’s power is its contribution to the de-stigmatisation of LGBTQ+ people, which is needed to enhance their self-worth and wellbeing.
From an infamous cowboy t-shirt to RuPaul’s Drag Race, Vivienne Westwood’s impact on the queer community cannot be understated.
Today’s creepy clowns are not a divergence from tradition, but a return to it.
Long before Drag Race, Carlotta was foundational in establishing a specifically Aussie mode of drag: outlandish, flamboyant, irreverent and ocker.
A straight cis-man could have made “herstory” as “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Drag Race’s inclusion problem botches racialized queer histories, community discomfort and ally participation.
Swimming underwater reduces drag so much there are rules against doing it for too long. But the best swimmers make the most of what’s allowed.
Drag Down Under airs this Saturday. It will be intriguing to see how this slick TV show — built on US histories of drag — approaches the Australian drag tradition.
Little Richard honed his craft as a teenage drag queen. In everything from his hairstyle to his lyrics, we see the influence of gay contemporaries like Esquerita and Billy Wright.
There were secretive, intimate spaces in South Africa during the 1950s that paved the way for modern drag pageants.
Our research into drag cultures and performances found that despite the common idea of two schools of drag, it is much more diverse.
What started as a showcase for America’s drag queens is fast becoming a global sensation.
The annual Carnival rituals subvert traditional French notions of family and sexuality.
There is still a lot of misunderstanding about what being transgender means and how it relates to drag.
RuPaul’s Drag Race, now in its tenth season, is an extraordinary success. But the show valorises a specific form of masculinity and is still grappling with a rapidly changing discourse around gender.
The science behind the suits that gave Britain’s medal-winning athletes a crucial speed boost.
Taylor Mac’s 90-minute version of a 24-hour history of pop music is a hit, determined to forge a renewed sense community with the audience.
Drags kings have recently been declining in popularity, partly due to the evolving debate around gender and identity. But now a new and more inclusive drag culture is taking the stage.
The way sea lions swim is unique among fish and marine mammals. Their technique provides a biomechanical model to design agile underwater vehicles… but first we have to figure out how they do it.