Queer New World: Brooklyn Drag Culture

Latonya Rent, Wendy Ballsdrop, Dildo Swinton, Sheefa Loffa-Sofa, Betty Betty Nice: as ridiculous as some of these names may seem, they're the names by which we introduce, express and promote ourselves, by which we operate and refer to each other, by which we are fondly known and even loved.
In contrast, Alotta Stuff Live Auction followed this feature several weeks later -- a uniquely Brooklyn event that provides
Next week will be the final installment in "Queer New World" and revisit each artist and performer involved in this series
In "A Queer New World," The Huffington Post spent the past six months exploring the evolution of drag culture in New York. As the series culminates, we're joined by our favorite artists and queens to discuss just what this new world looks like.
Queer doesn’t mean homosexual. Sometimes my lineups tell a story, or comment on something I can’t get out of my head. But
How would you characterize the kind of drag that you do? New York City's Pinup Ghoul, Favorite Dead Girl, Most Wicked Witch
Building on notions of both traditional drag pageantry and similar nightlife events over the last several years in northern
How do you do about planning a look? How has your aesthetic changed or developed? It's all about staying true to yourself
In terms of considering myself a drag queen, sometimes I enter the scene dressed like a lollipop, other times a killer clown
Missed the previously featured drag performers and installments in this series? Check out the slideshow below. What role
Last Sunday, Feb. 9, crowds of people poured into the newly-opened Radio Bushwick for a highly-anticipated event months in
Co-founded by Brooklyn drag culture icons Thorgy Thor and Alotta McGriddles, Alotta Stuff has evolved into an essential event
K.James previously mentioned that you teach "drag education" workshops for those new to the scene. What happens in these
Missed the previously featured drag performers and installments in this series? Check out the slideshow below. This is the
(The interview with Crimson Kitty continues after the slideshow.) This is the twelfth installment in an ongoing series that
As for the effects of "Drag Race" on nightlife, I think it’s great that everybody wants to be a drag queen. The more there
How would you characterize the kind of drag that you do? Lady Simon: Frankly, I've never really considered what I do as "drag
Both of you are a part of Switch N' Play -- what role does this organization play in the Brooklyn nightlife community? K.James
(The story continues after the slideshow of images from Bushwig 2013 below) As discussed in the previous installments in