Topics :: drag queens

Miss Firecracker Pageant Raises Funds for AIDS Help

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jun 27, 2014
On Tuesday, July 1, drag queens -- and this year, for the first time, biological women -- will don their hottest outfits and vie for the chance to be crowned Miss Firecracker.

Moscow Bans Parade Honoring Eurovision Drag Queen

Thursday May 15, 2014
Moscow authorities have turned down gay activists’ application to hold a parade honoring drag queen Conchita Wurst, winner of this year’s Eurovision song contest.

Anti-Gay Drag Queen Emeritus Loses GOP Bid for NC State Senate

By EDGE | Thursday May 8, 2014
Republican senatorial hopeful and retired drag queen Steve Wiles (aka Mona Sinclair), who went on the record as supporting the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, failed to win his party’s nomination for state senate this week.

Bearded Drag Queen in Eurovision Spotlight

By Jan M. Olsen and David Mac Dougal | Wednesday May 7, 2014
When Austria’s entry takes the stage Thursday at the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, the spotlight will slowly reveal a lone figure with wide sensual eyes, glossy painted lips, high cheekbones - and a man’s full dark beard.

Report: Anti-Gay NC Republican has Drag Queen Past

By Jason St. Amand | Monday May 5, 2014
Several news sources are reporting that a Republican politician from North Carolina, who opposes same-sex marriage, was once a drag queen and once worked at a gay-friendly bar.

Plunging Into Boston Harbor To Raise Funds for GLBTQ-DVP

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Feb 22, 2014
On Sunday, Feb. 23 a crowd of diverse individuals including drag queens and bears will plunge into the icy cold waters of Boston Harbor to raise funds for the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project.

New Details of ’Drag Race’ Season 6 Released, Airs Feb. 24

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Start your engines, ladies - season six of "RuPaul’s Drag Race" is upon us.

’Drag Race’ Season 6 Cast Revealed

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Dec 9, 2013
The cast of "RuPaul’s Drag Race" season six has been revealed, and now 14 queens will battle it out to become America’s Next Drag Superstar.

Carmen Carrera Wants to Be First Trans "Angel"

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Nov 21, 2013
A new petition on Change.org has more than 42,000 supporters in favor of Victoria’s Secret asking "Ru Paul’s Drag Race" star Carmen Carrera be the first-ever transgender "Angel."

Zimbabwe: Gays Hit Catwalk at Drag Queen Contest

By Gillian Gotora | Wednesday Oct 23, 2013
Zimbabwe’s LGBT community held its Miss Jacaranda at a drag queen pageant despite the African country’s vehemently anti-gay views and laws.