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What's A Drag Artist?

Updated: Mar 28, 2023

Drag is art used as self-expression and a celebration of queerness. Drag is a gender-bending art form in which a person dresses in clothing and makeup to exaggerate a specific gender identity. There are drag kings, drag queens, drag creatures, etc. The art form is boundless.

A drag queen, for example, dresses in exaggeratedly feminine clothing and often wears heavy makeup and accessories to entertain others. Drag artists typically perform in clubs, bars, and other venues, and their performances often involve lip-syncing, dancing, and comedy.

Drag is an art form with rich history and cultural significance, particularly within the LGBTQ+ community. Many drag artists use their performances to express their gender identity, explore their creativity, and challenge societal norms and expectations.

It is important to note that not all drag performers identify as LGBTQ+, and the practice of drag is not inherently tied to any particular sexual orientation or gender identity.

Drag Academy provides a platform for emerging and established drag artists to learn about Drag while working with the larger to dispel myths and create more inclusive places for Drag artists. Find out more by exploring

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