Drag queens may bend gender, but they have broken this traveler's understanding of ecosystems, achieving a feat unduplicated anywhere else in nature.
Neither during my summers in the Galapagos Islands nor my expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef have I observed a population that is so rare and simultaneously abundant, so small yet powerful, as the Drag Genus is in the Queer Kingdom.
These colorful creatures compose the tiniest fraction of the Queer Kingdom – or, to use the vernacular phrase, the LGBT community – and yet their presence dominates. They rule the kingdom's nightlife. They once monopolized media images of herding rituals known as Pride parades. They are the stereotype, with a good many of those outside the Queer Kingdom mistakenly thinking that all within the LGBT community are drag queens.
Dunwoody police have arrested Christopher Williams, 20, of Stone Mountain in the killing of Roberto Calderon-Guzman, 28, known to many in Atlanta's nightlife community as drag artist Noxy Cassandra Calderon.
Williams is charged with murder and possession of a firearm while committing a felony and is currently being held in the DeKalb County Jail, said Sgt. Mike Carlson of the Dunwoody Police Department.
Attention Atlanta queens, you could be a part of Logo's smash hit competition show “RuPaul's Drag Race.” The show is holding open casting calls to fill its roster for its fourth season on the air.
Atlanta drag personalities Nicole Paige Brooks and Sonique contested the second season, and Phoenix and Mariah were selected for season three. Unfortunately, no Atlanta-based queen has made too far into the competition. But you can be the one to change that!
All you need to do is fill out a simple (albeit long) application, record a short video highlighting your drag skills and include two photos (one of you in drag and one out of drag).
In a vote separated by only three ballots, Janelle Brooks was named the winner of Jungle's first “Dragnique” drag competition on Friday. Brooks, an energetic dancing diva, beat out Gunza Blazin, a member of the Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
The seven-week contest where drag newbies performed their way through weekly challenges for audience approval has ended, but the event marks the beginning of so much more for the contest's creator and host, Eve Michaels.
“If you would have said that I would be doing this a year ago, I would have never believed you,” Michaels said. “I never would have thought at my age I'd be throwing on platform boots and wigs and performing on stage.”
This week during the Snowpocalypse, we failed to catch this awesome TV programming.
Former "ex gay man" and ball queen Mother Cavalli, now Pastor Ja’Von Crockett, appeared on a religion show on Atlanta Live to discuss Crockett’s turnaround from dressing in drag to now preaching in the pulpit.
With Crockett on the show was Pastor Willis Graham, whom Crockett said was his best friend.