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All the world’s astang

…AND ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN MERELY PLAYERS — UNLESS, THAT IS, YOU ARE A MAN PORTRAYING A WOMAN, OR VICE VERSA. THREE DRAG QUEENS AND A DRAG KING FROM AROUND THE WORLD TELL US WHAT THEIR ART MEANS TO THEM

To some, drag is simply a comedy routine by some bloke in a bad wig, lip-syncing on the stage of a gay pub. But even the most basic of drag queen performances is, at heart, a political statement. The very act of a man breaking away from gendered expectations by wearing a dress, wig and make-up, while parading around to applause from a crowd of men who love men, can be seen as a revolutionary act of social and cultural defiance. Even if it only takes place in your local boozer.

When you factor into the equation the power of a person’s cultural identity, and the often repressive societies that we as LGBT+ people grow up in, it can be read as an even more potent statement on individuality and identity. As Attitude takes a look at queer culture around the world, we meet four inspiring artists whose identity and love of performance combine to create a tour de force of drag.

SHANE, 26, FROM AMERICA THE ELEMENTS THAT DICTATE HOW I NAVIGATE THE QUEER WORLD, as everyday me and as a performer, are the facts that I’m a non-binary gender-fluid person, and a mixed-race foreigner. These things impact me most because they’re the things that set me apart the most, even within the queer community: being mixed-race and queer and weird — in a good way.

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