Justin Vivian Bond

New York's legendary drag festival is getting a second life next month.
A star of New York's queer performance scene, Bond sings, acts, writes and advocates.
From the "Dirty Daddy" of downtown New York's debaucherous underwear parties to the distinguished producer of such queer icons as Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, and John Waters.
Sometimes drunk straight people come up to me and want to lecture me about sexuality and gender. Do they really think they're going to deliver any profound illuminations? So I just act a little drunker than them and say something ridiculous and scare them off. It's the kindest way.
In order to better understand this compelling video and what went into making it, The Huffington Post chatted with Howard
Brian Kulick certainly attempts to get around the inherent problems with all manner of theatrical notions in a new translation by Gerhard Nellhaus, with Duncan Sheik's music carrying Brecht's customarily acerbic lyrics as Nellhaus frames them.
Transgender performer and queer icon Justin Vivian Bond sounded off on Laverne Cox and Carmen Carrera's controversial interview
This year has seen a steady stream of trans-focused independent documentaries illuminating how nuanced, flawed, individualistic, and human trans lives are. I spoke via email with several filmmakers to learn how they worked toward capturing rich portraits of trans folks.
Singer, performer and formerly Kiki of legendary cabaret act Kiki and Herb, Mx. Justin Vivian Bond spoke with "Paper Magazine