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All posts tagged "drag"

  • The Sweet Smell of Ba'Naka

    {Ba'Naka and friends (Photo by Julian Vankim)} Dustin Michael Schaad developed his drag alter ego Ba'Naka early. ''The first time was at a high school...

  • So You Think You're a Drag Queen? Season 2, Episode 2

    In this second installment, hosts Shi-Queeta-Lee and lena Lett preside over D.C.'s amateur drag competition. Five new contestants and two returns take to the stage...

  • So You Think You're a Drag Queen? Season 2 Begins

    Episode 1 of the second season of the monthly competition at Town Danceboutique in Washington, D.C. Five new amateur contestants -- Kim Deneeda, Renee Porcelain...

  • Drag King Christmas

    ''I am your sole drag queen of the house,'' purrs Isis Deverreoux of Phase 1 of Dupont. In fact, Deverreoux is becoming essentially the lesbian...

  • Marking Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Local LGBT activists are readying their annual observance of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. Sharing the same mission of mourning and education as other...

  • Racing Round Sandy

    Halloween night, 1986, a handful of drag queens made an impromptu bet that found them racing down 17th Street NW in pumps, wigs and all...

  • Bunny Business

    ''I have no idea what hatefulness is in store,'' Lady Bunny says. ''But all I have to do is slap my thigh and laugh and...

  • The Attractions of Pride

    ''People have told me that they feel empowered, that my songs are so empowering,'' singer Deborah Cox told Metro Weekly in 2010. ''Even though some...

  • Ruby Corado to Open LGBT Latino Resource Center

    Everybody is welcome at Casa Ruby. That's the pitch from local transgender activist Ruby Corado, who plans to open an LGBT-targeted resource center in Columbia...

  • Taking a Drag in Arlington

    You won't see drag queens in swimsuits at the Miss Gay Arlington pageant. ''There are several queens who God blessed with an extremely good body,...

  • National LGBT News Briefs: Campus, Catholics and Cops

    Pitt Bathroom Policy Contradicts City/County Nondiscrimination Codes A University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) facilities policy contradicts that of the city and county in which the university...

  • Arias with a Twist at Woolly Mammoth

    Man, if we had a dollar for every time we’ve seen a drag queen onstage simulating a three-way with satanic puppets, we’d have… a dollar...

  • Illusionists

    When reigning titleholder Kirby Kolby steps down at Saturday's Miss Gay D.C. America pageant, the experience may be bittersweet. But the emphasis really should be...

  • In the Pink

    Jeffrey Johnson has been part of Washington's cultural fabric for 15 years, even if he got his start on the stages of Columbia, S.C. But...

  • Town and Gown

    One day, maybe D.C. will have another homegrown contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race. But for now, every weekend Town features Miss Tatiana, season two's third...