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    RuPaul Charles, the professional drag queen whose speech style I examined, is one of the more famous drag queens – both in terms of public consciousness and in sociolinguistic research. Sarah Jenkins’s analysis (2013) explores her use of falsetto and intonation changes, the use of empty adjectives and crude sexual humor, and references to gay icons. Findings include the “use of pronouns to titles in order to indicate and support the fact that she [the drag queen] is, indeed, passing as a woman” (Jenkins

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    Drag Queens Essay

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    Drag queens or female impersonators are one of the most iconic symbols of the queer community in Western society with their recognition coming from a number of sources: from fighting against police brutality during the Stonewall riots, to putting on entertaining lip-synching performances in LGBTQ nightclubs. Drag performers have become the ultimate representation of gender non-conformity in the Western world – as they are often painted as being subversive transgressors of gender, they are often seen

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    Born Naked, the Rest is Drag “Just 'cause I wear paint, does not mean I am not a man” is a lyrical snippet from "Kai Kai" by Sharon Needles. This particular phrase stresses that a drag queen can be considered tacky, offensive, or just plain wrong, instead of being viewed as an artist. Gone from males wearing messy make-up in ill-fitting dresses, where they can now be considered professional artists resembling supermodels, popstars and real women. Society loves to put people in defined categories

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    revolutionary, drag! There is a general accord about things our society labels as extrinsic. The subjects looked down upon are subcultures that have proven that if anything interrupts the conventions of society they are to be shunned. Jennie Livingston’s documentary, Paris is Burning, shows how a group of individuals bound by this common rejection, construct a subculture that has its own rules and standards. The documentary chronicles the lives of African American gay, and transgender within the drag ball

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    Stonewall Riots

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    community. Marsha "Pay it no Mind" Johnson was a transgender woman, and one of the city's most well-known drag queens. Marsha devoted her life to helping others like her and was one of the most outspoken LGBT+ rights activists of her time. Along with Sylvia Rivera, she started Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, more commonly known as STAR, a group formed to get LGBT+ youth and drag queens off of the streets. STAR also promoted inclusiveness in the LGBT+ community. During Stonewall, Marsha was

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    music to life. Gladys Bentley, a male impersonator known for her exuberant style and stage presence, exemplifies an instance of male impersonating, before dragkinging became a phenomenon in drag culture. This research paper also seeks to describe similarities and differences between understandings of drag kings in the contemporary moments and understanding male impersonators in the context of the 1920s. Male impersonation and dragkinging both involve a critique of normative gender roles and sexuality

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    Subaltern Memory Essay

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    of Afro-Caribbean drag queen kinesthetics (and said community’s restylization of extensively choreographed posing for the fashion elite, of which Vogue belongs) perpetuated and reinterpreted the “memories of resistance” (Patton …) from the civil rights revolution exploding from the Stonewall riots, although in a necessarily muted form. Patton describes Madonna’s video as an example of “cultural imperialism” (86) in which Madonna co-opted voguing from black and Latino drag queens who used the dance-form

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    Analysis Of Drag Balls

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    of the house of Labeija states that his father told him as a child that “you have three strikes against you in this world…you’re black and you’re a male….and you’re gay….you’re going to have to be stronger than you ever imagined, (Paris is Burning). Drag Balls can be traced back as far as the 1920s. With a finger set firmly on the proverbial pulse of the times, styles and influences changes over the years, always at the heart of popular culture and trends. Dorian Corey cites that the aesthetic of his

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    Inhumanity

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    (personal). LGBT have thousands of derogatory names that they are called or labeled as. Lesbians, gays, and bisexuals are called names such as dyke, fag, fag hag, and queer. Transgender on the other hand are called different names like cross-dresser, drag queen, drag king, and gender-queer (Eli R. Green). They are called these names by the ones who thought of the them which is society. Society uses these derogatory names against LGBT to try and make them change their ways (Eaklor 73). LGBT are also called

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    Logan Gutierrez-Mozo

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    Intersectional Theories in Logan Gutierrez-Mock’s “F2MESTIZO” Logan Gutierrez-Mock’s “F2MESTIZO” takes on the subject matter of intersectionality between race, gender, and class similarly to bell hooks’ theory on drag balls within the film, Paris is Burning. Because the ideas of passing between two races and defining gender identity are interdependent, we see characters enter and exit worlds of powerlessness and privilege, imitate white status to gain privilege, establish a two-fold world of us against

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