Drag pageants have had a long history of discriminating against people who don’t fit their idea of what drag can be. Sometimes you have to just break from that system, like Crystal LaBeija did when she created the fantastic NYC ball scene after being treated poorly at the drag contest featured in the documentary The Queen.
And sometimes you have to start a revolution until the powers that be make that change you want to see.
Rupaul recently came under fire for saying that they weren’t interested in casting trans women on Rupaul’s Drag Race, and boy did the internet let her have it!
???? did you search train flag???!? ? lmfao pic.twitter.com/XU9Re2M3Ei
— immersive ass (@deathcab4booty) March 6, 2018
Today, the newly crowned Miss Gay Illinois of US of A 2018 Vivienne Dejour joins us to look at pageants, the queens that enter them and how to keep them all one big happy family.
➤ Bendelacreme’s controversial elimination on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3
➤ Adam Rippon raises fabulously manicured eyebrows for his leather harness tuxedo combo on the red carpet.
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) March 4, 2018
➤ A Russian sex worker says she got audio tapes on republicans and Russians tampering with the elections.
➤ Kristen Wiig may play the Cheetah in the new Wonder Woman movie.