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We chat with the queens about dating, sex and apps and flat-out ask them, do you hookup with fans?
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Where would the LGBTQ community be without drag? It is a fundamental part of gay culture. Men get to dress up like women and vice versa. Being gay has always been about challenging stereotypical gender norms. If the binary between male and female rests on a spectrum, gay people usually sit somewhere in the middle, fully embracing both the male and female parts of their personality. So it’s only natural for members of the LGBTQ community to experiment with the idea of dressing up as the opposite sex.
Drag has become an art form in many circles. From bingo to fashion shows, comedy routines to elegant musical performances, drag is often seen as a vehicle for self-expression. For many gay people, it is an opportunity to get in touch with new aspects of their personality. While they might not feel like they are actually a member of the opposite sex, people that like to dress up in drag get the chance to take on a new identity, if only for a couple of hours.
Over the last decade, drag has exploded into a full-fledged phenomenon. You no longer have to go to the basement of your favorite gay club to feel at home. Today, it is a part of popular culture. TV shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race exist entirely as a means of celebrating its culture. Even major celebrities are embracing the loosening of gender norms, including Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live and John Travolta in the movie adaptation of the smash hit musical Hairspray.
At its core, it is about challenging gender norms and giving people the freedom to dress and act as they please. Of course, sometimes it’s also just about dressing up and having fun playing a new character. Take a look at all the ways drag has redefined what it means to be gay.