"A drag queen is a person, usually male, who dresses in drag and often acts with exaggerated femininity and in feminine gender roles for the purpose of entertainment or fashion. Often, they will exaggerate certain characteristics such as make-up and eyelashes for comic, dramatic, or satirical effect. While drag is very much associated with gay men and gay culture, there are drag artists of all sexualities and gender identities. There are many kinds of drag artists and they vary greatly in dedication, from professionals who have starred in films to people who just try it once."
Why stand out?
People may be surprised by the abundant amount of reasons people dress in drag. For some it is an intrinsic part of being in the LGBT community a form of self exploration. For others it is a creative or spiritual outlet, a source of comfort, and a way to make other's happy as an entertainer.
"We don’t lust after drag queens as someone would lust for with a stripper. They're empowering figures They are very vocal, very outspoken points of intersection, whether you’re black whether you’re trans, whether you’re gay – if you look at how the movement has progressed- drag queens have always played such an integral role."