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Nobody puts baby in the corner

On October 30, Drop Dead Twice will host I’m Baby a night showcasing the immense talents of queens new to the drag scene. Oisin Kenny talks to Nara Hope, organiser of the event, and other baby queens to see what the “new queers on the block” have in store for us.

Drag culture has erupted into the mainstream in recent years, increasingly growing in both popularity and visibility. Though more and more people are engaging in drag and turning looks of their own, it is still incredibly difficult for young Irish drag queens to avail of performance spaces and grab attention. Starting in drag is to enter into the long shadow of seasoned queens, so it goes without saying that I’m Baby: The New Queers on the Block is a great opportunity for fresh voices to be heard. Let’s hear from some of them.


What got me into drag was my need for attention, and my lack of confidence in being myself. I really loved the drag scene, but felt it hard to be an established presence in an area with so many big personalities. When my family got me (a person who couldn’t do makeup for shit) a load of makeup for Christmas, there was really only one thing could do with it. I looked horrendous, but I persevered and now look slightly less horrendous.

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Welcome to one of our personal favourites - the annual Youth Issue. Inside, we hear from the next generation of LGBT+ change-makers who speak about the issues that matter to them. There’s an inspiring photo piece on the recent School Strikes For Climate Change by the wonderful Babs Daly who also captured the cover image. We look at an LGBT+ asylum seeker who entered the Direct Provision system at age 13 and there’s an essential piece on the rising numbers of homeless LGBT+ youth. We talk about the need for alcohol-free spaces for younger LGBT+ folk while inside you’ll also find the results of the EMIS survey to improve the health of gay, bi and MSM. On the entertainment side we have interviews with comedian Hannah Gadsby, the creators of the startling theatre show Faultline, and there’s a fun introduction to the next generation of drag artists. With the youth of this country demanding change, we can rest assured that if the contributors to this issue are leading the charge, the status quo is about to get a jolt. Enjoy.