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Baltimore Gay Pride is the Sexiest

The city benches at almost every bus stop in Baltimore proclaim, “Baltimore, the Most Beautiful City in the World.” Did the city planners forget about Paris, Rome, San Francisco or nearly every other major city […]

Posted in: Podcast 16 years ago 8

Semi-Legend in His Own Time

Meet an Old School New York City drag legend…sort of. I met Augusto through a friend about 15 years ago and every year he sends me a holiday card of himself in drag. It’s the […]

Posted in: Topics 16 years ago 3

The Beauty Challenged Have More Fun

Skag Draggers, Booger Queens, Garbage Girls … whatever you choose to call them, they’re always the life of the party. I’m reminded of something James St. James said in the Party Monster documentary, “If you’ve […]

Posted in: Topics 16 years ago 5

Jerome Caja: The Queen of Skag Drag

I can appreciate all types of drag, even the girls who go for the beaded gowns and Dynasty-era styling. This type tends to be a little too serious, but I will bow down to their […]

Posted in: Artists 16 years ago 3

Why Do I Hate Angel Wings?

Angel wings look like shit on nearly everyone. They’re too cutsie on children and everyone else either looks like they should be in a choir or are trying too hard to get laid. I also […]

Posted in: Topics 16 years ago 21

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

Are my pads showing? An exposed boob pad is not as bad as a trail of toilet paper stuck to a high heel, but it’s still somewhat upsetting to see. I suppose it’s a small […]

Posted in: Topics 16 years ago 5

Sluts A Go-Go

Yesterday’s Feast of Fools podcast with Peaches Christ inspired me to dig out some old Polaroids from my San Francisco days. Peaches, Marc and Fausto were discussing Phillip R. Ford‘s sci-fi drag epic, “Vegas In […]

Posted in: Topics 16 years ago 4

Mexican’s Rock!

Mexican’s aren’t just gang-bangers, kitchen help or street peddlers of oranges. I should know I’m Mexican, so I can get away with bringing up such stereotypes. Actually, my entire adult life I thought I was […]

Posted in: Topics 16 years ago 5

What Is It About Armpits?

Armpits are sexy. Even sweat-drenched pits that aren’t in a dress shirt can be sexy. Am I right? My friend Donald is sexy and I know he loves his armpits because he’s always drawing them. […]

Posted in: Topics 16 years ago 25

Stood Up and Abandoned

Determination is a drag queen’s middle name. And this photo is a good example of fortitude and endurance in the face of adversity. Actually, she does have legs, but I like this Polaroid more when […]

Posted in: Topics 16 years ago 4



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On Baltimore Gay Pride is the Sexiest

That’s why we love it so much! » More

On Baltimore Gay Pride is the Sexiest

Great video…that’s pretty much the way it is. Here are a few Polaroids I took at this year’s HonFest. » More

On Baltimore Gay Pride is the Sexiest

I love seeing her crawl. » More

On La Pequeña is Back!

I used to see VJM in the East Village years ago and still vividly remember her performing at the Wonder Bar and at the end of... » More

On Varla Jean Merman is Beautiful