Over the years, the popularity of drag queens has grown exponentially among Filipinos. With their campy outfits, hypnotizing stage presence, and fierce talents, even straight men and women are now die-hard fans. Aside from being total performers, drag queens play vital role for the LGBTQIA+ community — they are at the frontline in sending a message of acceptance, equality, and social relevance. Drag is an art.
TBH, we are glad to see the growing number of queens who dedicate their time and effort in shaping the new generation to be more critical and radical. Drag queens have become inspiration to some people, especially kids, in discovering their own identity. In an article published on The Boar, writer Jen Tombs wrote, “[the drag of art] exposes the ridiculousness of how our world constructs and defines ‘man’ and ‘woman’, radically challenging both these categories and exploring everything in between them.”
Drag queens are real queens.
In this article, we listed down some local drag queens you might want to follow on Instagram.
Eva Le Queen
Pura Luka Vega