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So You Think You Can Sashay? Drag 2013

20 Oct

It’s no secret that I’m a big proponent of equal rights, and that I love the gay community with all my heart. Forever an ally! Each year I try to make it to the drag show, but usually I only make it in the spring. Last night, I went to the fall drag show and there were some amazing, fabulous performers!

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Michelle squared! Got our tickets ahead of time!

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Drag wouldn’t be drag without loads of glitter. So You Think You Can Sashay? Was this year’s “theme”.

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I’ve been to the drag show for about 4 years now, and this year there was a much larger population of women dressed in drag as men than I’ve seen. There was even a boy band toward the end.

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Another woman dressed a man – Pit Bull, in this particular performance.

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Words can’t even describe. This queen was a fabulous performer.

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As was this queen. She was the closing act, and her message was powerful. She opened with all the words and hateful things people are bullied with and told when they don’t fit into the cookie cutter shapes that the community seems to want everyone to be. Then, she sang Brave by Sara Bareilles and threw cards written with positive words into the audience.

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And, of course, you can’t go to a drag show and not get a picture with one of the performers, preferably one with lots of titties hanging out. This queen makes me look so drab in comparison (that’s how you know she is a good one!).

For your viewing pleasure, I have also included a couple videos that I took of the performances. The first one is a queen performing Lady Gaga. The second one is of a queen performing a Beyonce mashup. While these queens don’t seem to do drag very professionally, their dance moves are amazing and the hard work they put in to coordinate this is just amazing.

 

 

Finally, I want to tell you a story about progress. There is a huge movement working toward getting rid of the gender binary and raising awareness that not everyone fits into “I’m a female who likes males” and “I’m a male who likes females”. One of the issues involved here is how public restrooms are set up – usually a men’s restroom with urinals and a women’s without urinals. Last night, the restroom designations were covered with a piece of paper that said “gender inclusive bathroom”. Originally, I went into what was the women’s restroom and there was a line of like 30 people, so I turned around and trotted over to the men’s restroom. There I was, waiting in line to use a toilet, standing next to some guy at a urinal. That was interesting, but okay. There are some kinks that will need worked out if this is to gain popularity, like having a trash receptacle in each stall, but that isn’t hard to put into practice. Just knowing that everyone is okay with the bathroom situation is progress in and of itself, even if the attendees of this event are more forward-thinking than the general population [probably] is, is progress.

Ever been to a drag show? Would you go in the future? Have you ever dressed up and/or performed in drag? 

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What if the Gay/Straight Roles were Reversed?

24 Jun

Anti-Gay: Measure Passes in North Carolina Banning Gay Unions

9 May

 

Amendment One was has been voted on in North Carolina, and has been passed. This means that the only recognizable union by the state will be the marriage between a man and a woman. Gay marriage was not recognized by the state, but this may change the nature of other unions and domestic partnerships, which were once legal.

This is a major setback for civil rights in the entire country.

Apparently, 61% of voters voted ‘yes’ for the amendment to be passed. The North Carolina Democrat Party, however, is hoping to still fight the fight and does not support this amendment. A statement they released says

“Tonight’s results are an unfortunate reminder that the fight for Civil Rights in our state is not yet over. Writing discrimination into our Constitution is wrong. The State Constitution exists to protect the rights of our citizens- not to take them away. Despite this setback, north Carolina Democrats will continue to fight for all of our citizens.”

It is an unfortunate reminder. To think we live in a “free country” and still so much prejudice still continues.

Another statement was made, by a Christian organization, supporting the amendment:

“We applaud North Carolina voters for joining voters in 31 other states upholding the historic and natural definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman…They recognize that marriage is the only kind of union that results in natural procreation and keeps a mother and father together to raise the children produced by their union.”

What? Natural? Keeps a mother and father together?

Homosexuality is a natural occurrence, and I’m also sure that marriage doesn’t keep anyone together. Hello…haven’t you heard about the current divorce rates? I cannot believe that this fight continues, and the ignorant, naive people of this country are still voting against rights that every citizen should have. There are currently 6 states in which gay marriage is legal, along with Washington, D.C. If its legal in Washington, D.C…why on earth is it not legal everywhere else? Thats the epicenter of our government!

Are you as outraged about this as I am? What do you think about the current state of civil rights in the United States? Do you think there will be any consequences for civil rights in the rest of the country?