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A Drag queen is usually a man or a chris who dresses (or "drags") in female clothes eg. netball dresses and make-up for special occasions and usually because they are performing or entertaining as a hostess, stage artist or at an event. This is in contrast to those who cross-dress for reasons other than as a source of entertainment for others or transgender people who are not necessarily drag queens or cross-dressers but sometimes fit into those labels. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 494 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2147 × 2604 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 494 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2147 × 2604 pixel, file size: 3. ... Lypsinka (real name: John Epperson) is a New York based drag queen who lip-synchs to meticulously edited show-length soundtracks culled from snippets of outrageous 20th-century female performances in movies and song. ... A transwoman with XY written on her hand, at a protest in Paris, October 1, 2005. ... Image File history File links Transgender_Pride_flag. ... For other uses, see Androgyny (disambiguation). ... Bigender (bi+gender) is a tendency to move between masculine and feminine gender-typed behaviour depending on context, expressing a distinctly male persona and a distinctly female persona. ... This articles is about cross-dressing in general, that is the act of wearing the clothing of another gender for any reason. ... A drag king performance troupe NYC Drag King Alliance Switch NPlay photo:Jenny Norris Drag kings are mostly female-bodied or -identified performance artists who dress in masculine drag and personify male gender stereotypes as part of their performance. ... Genderqueer or intergender is a gender identity of both, neither or some combination of man and/or woman. In relation to the gender binary (the view that there are only two genders), genderqueer people generally identify as more both/and or neither/nor, rather than either/or. ... Intersexuality is the state of a person whose sex chromosomes, genitalia and/or secondary sex characteristics are determined to be neither exclusively male nor female. ... Questioning is a term that can refer to a person who is questioning their gender identity, sexual identity or sexual orientation. ... Anna P., who lived for many years as a man in Germany, was photographed for Magnus Hirschfelds book Sexual Intermediates in 1922. ... For the electronic music EP by Mr. ... A male dressed as a female. ... LGBT history refers to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender cultures around the world, dating back to the first recorded instances of same-sex love and sexuality within ancient civilizations. ... Manifestations Slavery · Racial profiling · Lynching Hate speech · Hate crime · Hate groups Genocide · Holocaust · Pogrom Ethnocide · Ethnic cleansing · Race war Religious persecution · Gay bashing Pedophobia · Ephebiphobia Movements Discriminatory Aryanism · Neo-Nazism · Supremacism Kahanism Anti-discriminatory Abolitionism · Civil rights LGBT rights Womens/Universal suffrage · Feminism Mens/Fathers rights · Masculinism Children... Homosexuality and transgender are two separate concepts. ... Gynephilia (or gynophilia) (From Greek gunē, women, + -philia, love) is the romantic and/or sexual attraction to adult females, and its counterpart androphilia (from Greek andro-, male, + -philia, love) is attraction to adult males. ... Transsexual people are those who establish a permanent identity with the gender opposite to that which they were assigned at birth. ... Transgender and Transexual people may face difficulty when trying to access amenities, such as toilets and change rooms, when presenting as their chosen gender // From Main Article: Toilet Sex-separated public toilets are often difficult to negotiate for transgendered or androgynous people, who are often subject to embarrassment, harassment, or... Transgender is a very complex topic, where consensual and precise definitions have not yet been reached. ... This is a list of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender-related films. ... This articles is about cross-dressing in general, that is the act of wearing the clothing of another gender for any reason. ... A transwoman with XY written on her hand, at a protest in Paris, October 1, 2005. ...


There are many kinds of drag artists and they vary greatly from professionals who have starred in movies to people who just try it once. Drag queens also vary by class and culture and can vary even within the same city. Although many assume all drag queens are gay men or transgender, there are drag artists of all genders and sexualities who do drag for various reasons. Generally, drag queens dress in a female gender role, often exaggerating certain characteristics for comic, dramatic or satirical effect. Other drag performers include drag kings, who are women who perform in male roles, faux queens, who are women who dress in an exaggerated style to emulate drag queens and faux kings, who are men who dress to impersonate drag kings. GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... A transwoman with XY written on her hand, at a protest in Paris, October 1, 2005. ... A bagpiper in Scottish military clan-uniform. ... A drag king performance troupe NYC Drag King Alliance Switch NPlay photo:Jenny Norris Drag kings are mostly female-bodied or -identified performance artists who dress in masculine drag and personify male gender stereotypes as part of their performance. ... Faux queen Holy McGrail (right) during a performance at San Franciscos Trannyshack Star Search night. ...


The term "drag queen" usually refers to people who dress in drag for the purpose of performing, whether singing or lip-synching, dancing, participating in events such as gay pride parades, drag pageants, or at venues such as cabarets and discotheques. In the United Kingdom, alongside traditional drag work such as shows and performances, many drag queens engage in 'mix-and-mingle' or hosting work at night clubs or at private parties/events. Drag is a part of Western gay culture; it is often noted that the Stonewall riots on June 27, 1969 in New York City were inspired and led by drag queens, and, in part for this reason, drag queens remain a tradition at pride events. Prominent drag queens in the gay community of a city often serve as official or unofficial spokespersons, hosts or emcees, fund-raisers, chroniclers and community leaders. Lip synchronization is the synchronization of audio signals (sometimes with corresponding video signals) so that there is no noticeable lack of simultaneity between them. ... 2004 Gay Pride Parade in São Paulo, Brazil. ... Drag pageantry is a highly developed form of pageantry for female impersonators and transgender women, styled after traditional beauty pageants or beauty contests // National drag pageants became enmeshed within the gay community during the 1970s, and have become increasingly prevalent since. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ... Discothèque redirects here. ... Christopher Street Parade Sexuality and gender identity-based cultures concern the culture, knowledge, and references shared by members of sexual minorities or transgendered people by virtue of their membership in those minorities or their state of being transgendered. ... LGBT rights Around the world By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      The Stonewall riots were a series of violent conflicts between New York City police officers and groups of gay and transgender people that began during the early... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...

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Terminology

Drag queens at São Paulo, Brazil's Gay Pride, circa 2004, photo:Rose Brasil.
Drag queens at São Paulo, Brazil's Gay Pride, circa 2004, photo:Rose Brasil.

The term drag queen originates in Polari, a subset of English slang that was popular in some gay communities in the early part of the 20th century. Drag meant "clothes", and was also theatre slang for a woman's costume worn by a male actor. Queen refers to the trait of affected royalty found in many drag characters. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 393 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1311 × 1999 pixel, file size: 1,017 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Effeminacy ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 393 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1311 × 1999 pixel, file size: 1,017 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Effeminacy ... This article is about the city. ... Front line of Gay Pride parade in Paris, France; June 2005 Gay pride or LGBT pride refers to a world wide movement and philosophy asserting that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity. ... Polari (or alternatively Parlare, Parlary, Palarie, Palari, Parlyaree[1], from Italian parlare, to talk) was a form of cant slang used in the gay subculture in Britain. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


Another term for a drag queen, female impersonator, is still used—though it is often regarded as inaccurate, as many contemporary drag performers are not all attempting to pass as women. Female impersonation, under that name, used to be illegal in many places, which inspired the drag queen José Sarria to hand out labels to his friends reading "I am a boy," so they could not be accused of female impersonation.[1] American drag queen RuPaul once said "I do not impersonate females! How many women do you know who wear seven-inch heels, four-foot wigs, and skintight dresses?" He also said, "I don't dress like a woman; I dress like a drag queen!". And celebrity drag couple The Darling Bears go so far as to sport full beards for their performances. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... José Sarria (b. ... RuPaul (born RuPaul Andre Charles on November 17, 1960), is an American drag performer, dance music singer, actor, and songwriter who gained worldwide fame in the 1990s; appearing in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. ...

La Palma drag queen
La Palma drag queen

There are also performers who prefer to be called "gender illusionists" who do blur the line between transgender and drag queen. Generally transgender performers do not consider themselves to be drag queens and drag queens don't consider themselves to be illusionists but there are exceptions so if in doubt it's advisable to inquire what the performer prefers. Often these distinctions are more generational as laws and acceptance of individuality change and grow.


Many drag queens prefer to be referred to as "she" while in drag and desire to stay completely in character. Some performers may be offended if they are referred to as "he" or by their legal name while in character. Drag performer RuPaul is one of the few exceptions to this rule, as he seems to be completely ambivalent to which pronoun is used to refer to him. In his words, "You can call me he. You can call me she. You can call me Regis and Kathie Lee; I don't care!"[2] The gender-specific pronouns of a language distinguish between male and female people (and often of animals as well). ...


Biological females performing as drag queens are referred to as faux queens or bio queens. Faux queen Holy McGrail (right) during a performance at San Franciscos Trannyshack Star Search night. ...


Drag and transvestism

Drag queens Luc D'Arcy and Jerry Cyr and friend at Montreal's 2003 Divers/Cité pride parade.
Drag queens Luc D'Arcy and Jerry Cyr and friend at Montreal's 2003 Divers/Cité pride parade.

Most drag queens perform for personal fulfillment as a hobby, a profession, or an art form; as a way to be in the spotlight; or as a road to local or wider fame. Historically and currently, there have been and are a significant number of heterosexual men, generally actors, who perform in drag. There are also transgender or transsexual people, as well as straight women, who perform as drag queens. Drag queens Luc DArcy and Carbonera and friend at the 2003 Divers-Cité pride parade in Montreal. ... Drag queens Luc DArcy and Carbonera and friend at the 2003 Divers-Cité pride parade in Montreal. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Baton twirlers at the Divers/Cité parade in 2002 Divers/Cité is a gay pride festival held in Montreal, and the committee that organizes it. ... Baton twirlers perform in the 2002 Divers/Cité pride parade in downtown Montreal A pride parade is part of a festival or ceremony held by the LGBT community of a city to commemorate the struggle for gay liberation, gay rights, and gay pride. ... A hobby is a spare-time recreational pursuit. ... A profession is an occupation, vocation or career where specialized knowledge of a subject, field, or science is applied. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... One version of a Heterosexuality symbol Heterosexuality is sexual or romantic attraction between opposite sexes, and is the most common sexual orientation among humans. ... Look up Transsexuality in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Drag queens are sometimes called transvestites, although that term has somewhat different connotations than the term "drag queen". "Drag queen" usually connotes cross-dressing for the purposes of entertainment or performance without necessarily aiming to pass as female. It is not generally used to describe those persons who cross-dress for the fulfillment of transvestic fetishes alone, or whose cross-dressing is primarily part of a private sexual activity or identity. As for transvestites whose motivation is not primarily sexual, and who may socialise cross-dressed, they are often heterosexual and tend to try to "pass" rather than adopting the typical over-the-top drag queen look. A male dressed as a female. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... A folded cream-coloured full slip Some men find the sheer fabric of stockings highly enticing Transvestic fetishism is a sexual fetish for the clothing of the opposite gender. ... This articles is about cross-dressing in general, that is the act of wearing the clothing of another gender for any reason. ...


Drag Queen Names

Miss Understood, who has appeared in several films and on television
Miss Understood, who has appeared in several films and on television

There tend to be three types of drag names: The first are satirical names that play on words, such as Miss Understood, Holly Woodlawn, Peaches Christ, Lypsinka, and Candis Cayne. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 406 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1560 × 2302 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 406 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1560 × 2302 pixel, file size: 1. ... Miss Understood (real name: Alex Heimberg) is an American drag queen originally from Levittown, New York, who has been based in New York City since the late 1980s. ... Holly Woodlawn Holly Woodlawn (born October 26, 1946) was a Warhol superstar, who appeared in his movies Trash (1970) and Women in Revolt (1972). ... Peaches Christ is an underground drag performer, emcee, filmmaker, and actor. ... Lypsinka (real name: John Epperson) is a New York based drag queen who lip-synchs to meticulously edited show-length soundtracks culled from snippets of outrageous 20th-century female performances in movies and song. ... Candis Cayne (born Brendan McDaniel in Maui, Hawaii) is an American actress and transsexual performer best known for her appearances in the New York City club scene. ...


The second type are names that trend toward glamour and extravagance, such as Dame Edna Everage, Chi Chi LaRue, Margo Howard-Howard, Betty "Legs" Diamond and The Lady Chablis. This is the type used by the character Albin in the movie and musical La Cage Aux Folles for his drag persona, "Miss ZaZa Napoli". Dame Edna Everage featuring on a billboard at the Myer department store in Melbourne. ... Chi Chi LaRue (born Larry David Paciotti on November 8, 1959 in Hibbing, Minnesota, United States) is a highly-regarded director of gay and bisexual pornography. ... Funny Girls is a world-famous drag cabaret venue in Blackpool, UK. It was formerly located on the corner of Queen Street and The Strand, a site now occupied by the Australian-themed Walkabout bar. ... The Lady Chablis The Lady Chablis and John Cusack in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil The Lady Chablis, born Benjamin Edward Knox in 1957, is a full-time transvestite, preoperative transexual, and drag queen. ... La Cage aux Folles (tr. ...


The third type is considered simpler but can have an in-depth backstory, cultural or geographical significance or simply be a feminine form of their "boy" name. Often a drag queen will pick a name or be given one by a friend or drag mother as a one time occasion only to discover they like performing and go on to use a less-than ideal name for years. Drag queens do change names as well even using two or more concurrently for various reasons. Some examples of simpler names include Verka Serduchka, Miss Coco Peru, Leigh Bowery, Shequida, Rikki Reeves, and Divine. Andriy Mykhailovych Danylko (Ukrainian: ) (born October 2, 1973 in Poltava, Ukraine), better known as his drag queen character Verka Serduchka (Ukrainian: ), a flamboyant middle aged woman, is a Ukrainian comedian and pop and dance singer. ... Clinton Leupp, aka Miss Coco Peru, is an American actor and drag performer, perhaps best known for his role in the 1999 independent film Trick. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shequida Gary Hall, also known as Shequida, is a classically-trained opera singer, songwriter, playwright, and drag artist, originally born in Jamaica. ... Rikki Reeves is a Canadian drag queen and singer who has been based in Toronto since 1999. ... Divine with dogs Harris Glenn Milstead (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988) was best known for his drag persona, Divine. ...


Drag shows and venues

The elaborate Funny Girls drag burlesque showbar in Blackpool, England
The elaborate Funny Girls drag burlesque showbar in Blackpool, England

A drag show is an entertainment consisting of a variety of songs, monologues or skits featuring either single performers or groups of performers in drag meant to entertain an audience. They range from amateur performances at small bars to elaborately staged theatrical presentations. Many drag shows feature performers singing or lip-synching to songs while performing a pre-planned pantomime, or dancing. The performers often don elaborate costumes and makeup, and sometimes dress to imitate various famous female singers or personalities. And some events are centered around drag, such as Southern Decadence where the majority of festivites are led by the Grand Marshals, who are traditionally drag queens. [3] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Funny Girls is a world-famous drag cabaret venue in Blackpool, UK. It was formerly located on the corner of Queen Street and The Strand, a site now occupied by the Australian-themed Walkabout bar. ... This article is about the town in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A monologue, pronounced monolog, is a speech made by one person speaking his or her thoughts aloud or directly addressing a reader, audience, or character. ... Lip synchronization is the synchronization of audio signals (sometimes with corresponding video signals) so that there is no noticeable lack of simultaneity between them. ... For other uses, see Pantomime (disambiguation). ...


Genres

Actor and filmmaker Peaches Christ stars in a live show turned TV show (and film) Midnight Mass With Your Hostess Peaches Christ
  • Some drag queens primarily perform in pageants, hence the term pageant queen. Pageant queens gear their act toward winning titles and prizes in various contests and pageantry systems. Some of these have grand prizes that rival those of pageants such as Miss America. An example of pageant queens are Vicki Vincent of St. Louis who competed 9 years until she won Miss Gay America in 1989. Khrystal Leight - a Bette Midler impersonator- Victoria Lace from New York who thrives on the USofA system ; Asia O'Hara and Whitney Paige of Texas and Erica Andrews from Texas who holds almost every gay pageant title from Miss USofA to Miss International Queen. These Drag Queens are known nationally as pageant queens and compete yearly in national pageants to promote and improve their female impersonation career. There is a growing sentiment among many drag queens that real women, transvestites, or anyone with surgical augmentation below the neck should not be competing in such pageants labelled as "drag" pageant. Doing so would change the competition, in their outlook, into a transsexual pageant.[citation needed]
Maxx: French drag queen from Paris
  • Post-modernist drag queens; an example would be The Divine David, now appearing as David Hoyle, who regularly performed in London during the 1990s in clubs such as Duckie, in South London. He used an extreme form of presentation, with make-up that was applied roughly and then smeared across his face. His act was designed to make the audience feel extremely uncomfortable about any preconceived ideas of acceptable subject matter for a drag queen to tackle. One show included cutting up a pig's head and throwing the pieces into the audience. As such, the act bore close similarities to performance art of the 1970s. Vaginal Davis, in Los Angeles, has performed as a drag queen for many years; her genderfuck performances, often mixing male and female signifiers (also called "sloppy drag"), and her many appearances in performance art venues since the 1980s attest to her status as a performance artist. Like RuPaul, Davis is indifferent to whether addressed as "he" or "she."

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Peaches Christ is an underground drag performer, emcee, filmmaker, and actor. ... Camp is an aesthetic in which something has appeal because of its bad taste or ironic value. ... Clowning redirects here. ... 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ... Ribaldry is a third, and somewhat neglected, genre of sexual entertainment. ... Divine with dogs Harris Glenn Milstead (born October 19, 1945 in Towson, Maryland - died March 7, 1988) was better known by his drag persona Divine. ... Miss Understood (real name: Alex Heimberg) is an American drag queen originally from Levittown, New York, who has been based in New York City since the late 1980s. ... Peaches Christ is an underground drag performer, emcee, filmmaker, and actor. ... Jolene Sugarbaker, the trailer park queen. ... The Lady Chablis The Lady Chablis and John Cusack in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil The Lady Chablis, born Benjamin Edward Knox in 1957, is a full-time transvestite, preoperative transexual, and drag queen. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... This article is about the musician. ... John Epperson (born April 24, 1955) is a drag artist, actor, pianist, vocalist and writer who is mainly known for creating his stage character Lypsinka. ... For other persons named Joan Crawford, see Joan Crawford (disambiguation). ... A beauty contest, or beauty pageant, is a competition between people, based largely, though not always entirely, on the beauty of their physical appearance. ... For the patriotically-themed comic book superheroines, see Miss America (comics). ... David W. Hoyle is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the states forty-third Senate district, including constituents in Gaston county. ... This article is about Performance art. ... Vaginal Davis on cover of EP. Clarence Dennis Williams, also known as Vaginal Davis or her dominatrix-alter-ego Veronika VIntrest, (born February 23, 1969) is a punk rock drag queen and an avant-garde performance artist. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Performance art is art where the actions of an individual or a group at a particular place and in a particular time, constitute the work. ... RuPaul (born RuPaul Andre Charles on November 17, 1960), is an American drag performer, dance music singer, actor, and songwriter who gained worldwide fame in the 1990s; appearing in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. ...

Criticism

"[T]he gay culture is obsessed with everything straight and femininity has been under attack for so many years, there aren’t any up and coming drag artists. Gay culture isn’t paying attention to it, and straight people don’t either." - RuPaul on the lack of interest in drag artists.
"[T]he gay culture is obsessed with everything straight and femininity has been under attack for so many years, there aren’t any up and coming drag artists. Gay culture isn’t paying attention to it, and straight people don’t either." - RuPaul on the lack of interest in drag artists.[5]

Some members of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community criticize drag queens and their participation in pride parades and other public events, believing that this projects a limited and harmful image of gay people and impedes a broader social acceptance. Others see this point of view as misplaced misogyny, an appeal to cultural assimilation, or an intolerance of the diversity and history of the gay community and the role drag queens played in kick-starting the gay rights movement in the 1970s. Still others simply regard drag as traditional fun that need not be politically analyzed. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 527 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2430 × 2762 pixels, file size: 6. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 527 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2430 × 2762 pixels, file size: 6. ... Not to be confused with Intermarriage. ...


Some feminists believe that drag promotes harmful stereotypes of women, comparable to blackface portrayal of African-Americans by white performers that was popular in the early 20th century. Others see drag as a critique or "subversion" of gender roles. Some drag performers may regard their acts as a satire of femininity, as a form of social criticism, or an exaggeration of the stereotypes society has created about and around women. Others may view it as a homage, entertainment, an art form, or simply an amusement. Feminists redirects here. ... This reproduction of a 1900 minstrel show poster, originally published by the Strobridge Litho Co. ...


Drag queens are sometimes scorned by members of the transgender community—especially, but not exclusively, by many transsexual women—because of fears that they may be stereotyped as drag queens. Canadian transgender activist Star Maris wrote a song entitled "I'm Not A Fucking Drag Queen" which expresses this viewpoint. The song was featured in the film Better Than Chocolate, performed by a male-to-female transsexual on stage at a gay club. The transsexual character, played by Peter Outerbridge, struggles throughout the movie to fit in with "real" women, and partially performs the song as an act of cathartic defiance and self-empowerment. A transsexual (sometimes transexual) person establishes a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their assigned (usually at birth) sex. ... Better Than Chocolate is a 1999 Canadian romance/comedy movie shot in Vancouver directed by Anne Wheeler. ... Peter Outerbridge (born June 30, 1966 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor. ...


See also

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References

  1. ^ glbtq >> social sciences >> Sarria, José
  2. ^ Rupaul, Lettin' It All Hang Out: An Autobiography, Hyperion Books, 1995-06.
  3. ^ Southern Decadence Official Website
  4. ^ Lypsinka dearest syncs into Joan, Christina Troup, San Francisco Examiner, March 7, 2007
  5. ^ Interview with RuPaul, David Shankbone, Wikinews, October 6, 2007.

RuPaul (born RuPaul Andre Charles on November 17, 1960), is an American drag performer, dance music singer, actor, and songwriter who gained worldwide fame in the 1990s; appearing in a wide variety of television programs, films, and musical albums. ... Hyperion Books is the publishing arm of theWalt Disney Company,inc it publishes both books for adults and children. ... The San Francisco Examiner is a daily newspaper in San Francisco, California, where it has been published continuously since the late 19th Century. ... Wikinews is a free-content news source and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. ...

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