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Drag has become an integral aspect of queer culture, playing a significant role in our queer community’s expression, visibility, and empowerment. It encompasses an art form and a mode of self-expression that challenges traditional gender norms and expectations.

Historically, drag has served as a platform for our community to explore and celebrate diverse gender identities and sexual orientations

In many ways, drag performances celebrate individuality and are a form of resistance against societal constraints. Drag queens and kings often use their art to express their authentic selves, defy gender binaries, and reclaim power over their identities. The art of drag is a powerful vehicle for us to showcase our creativity, confidence, and resilience.

Furthermore, drag has played a pivotal role in fostering a sense of community and belonging within our queer community. Drag shows provide safe spaces for us to come together as queer individuals, support one another, and celebrate our shared experiences.

The many Pride events serve as a platform for raising awareness about LGBTQ+ issues and advocating for equality and acceptance

Drag has gained significant mainstream visibility and recognition, contributing to greater acceptance and understanding of diverse gender expressions and sexual orientations. Popular television shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race and films like Paris Is Burning have brought drag into the spotlight, showcasing drag performers’ talent, artistry, and cultural significance.

Drag represents more than mere entertainment; it embodies resilience, resistance, and artistic expression. Its impact extends beyond stages and into the hearts of those who find solace, affirmation, and joy within the vibrant world of drag.

As an integral aspect of queer culture, drag continues to inspire, unite, and uplift LGBTQ+ communities across the globe. We hope you see some fabulous drag shows we have listed here.

See our full list of Cabaret and Drag events and the fabulous venues that stage them

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