Drag is an art form, much like creating a great painting, each color and accessory is chosen to compliment the work. A drag queen’s “look”—is a complete transformation from a man, of all shapes, sizes, and colors, to a women using make-up, duct tape, foam padding, costumes, jewelry, wigs, and other secret accessories to enhance the alternate persona. I have a great respect for drag queens and their role in the LGBT community. Maybe one day, I will have a chance to slip on my heels again, adorn some lipstick, pearls, and learn a few new things from an experienced drag mother! Until then, I will keep my drag obsession between us!
Sincerely, The Open Closet
PS. THIS IS JUST AN EXCERPT FROM MY BOOK: “The Open Closet: Letters From A Gay Man” (Available on AMAZON & KINDLE)
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