Great article in the local paper over the weekend. Two local drag queens were featured. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune who for years have been staples in the local drag scene have branched out over the last couple of years.
Instead of finding them only on stage peforming in front of those of us in our 20's and 30's at local gay bars and college shows the two have branched out over the past few years and are now entertaining in venues such as corporate fundraisers, dinner theatres, and other places which typically attract older and more conservative crowds.
Often the image portrayed of drag queens in the media is not a positive one.
With this newfound popularity with audiences outside of 20 and 30 somethings my hope is that this is a sign that society is moving yet a step closer towards acceptance of diversity in gender, sexuality, and the LGBT community into mainstream society.
Queens are sometimes thought of as living that persona 24 hours a day. Although you may see them entertaining crowds of peers, family, or friends the character drag artists take on is just one part of who they are. Under the makeup, padding, tucking, and plucking, queens are still our neighbors, coworkers, friends, and family at the end of the day.