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Behind The Burqa: The Story Of The U.K.’s First Muslim Drag Queen

Asifa Lahore, the U.K.’s first Muslim drag queen, rose to infamy in 2014 after the BBC censored her while she spoke about homosexuality and Islam. This surprising censorship, paired with Asifa’s outspokenness, has helped this gender fluid activist reach a larger audience to share her beautiful story.

In a thought-provoking new video lecture, Asifa discusses her amazing journey about how she has become more than just a “boy in a dress.” From television appearances to death threats, watch the video below to enjoy the highly personal talk.

By sharing her story, Asifa is helping to lead an important dialogue that we hope can bring more awareness to the conflicts of sexuality and religion.

Makeup Artist Delivers Drag Dream Makeover To Ecstatic 8-Year-Old Boy

It may still be the first week of the year, but an early contender for Mom-of-the-year is Ethan’s totally accepting mama.

Ethan, 8, loves Jefree Star (hopefully that’s a phase) and wanted to learn drag makeup.

So his mom brought him into MAC and Ethan sat down with makeup artist Joey Killmeyer, who did the boy right and gave him some killer tips.

Killmeyer shared the fierce finished look, as well as his admiration for Ethan’s mom’s parenting style, via Facebook:

A couple weeks ago I got my certification in lessons for MAC. Today I got to do my first one. I was not originally scheduled today but was filling in. This is Ethan, he is 8. He wanted to learn drag makeup. He loves Jeffree Starr. His mom is so supportive of him and is letting him discover who he is. I did one side of his face and he did the other. He did soooo great. He is a very talented guy. And I expect he will be a great artist in life. But I was so touched that his mom said I gave him confidence in letting him be himself. And it truly was meant to be that I worked today. It shows me the world is changing from when I was his age and that there is hope for kids who are different. And whether he is gay or not who knows. But I really respect the mom who is letting him be himself and discover who he is and what he wants to do in life. Please share if you like. Spread the message of acceptance. xoxo

South Beach Nightclub Does Mannequin Challenge

South Beach Nightclub Does Mannequin Challenge
South Beach Nightclub Does Mannequin Challenge

The Mannequin Challenge landed in one of Houston’s LGBTQ+ nightclubs over the weekend.

The viral Internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins invaded South Beach Nightclub on Thursday night just in time for the weekly event ‘So You Think You Can Drag.’

The video shoot by Houston personality Morena Roas features many LGBTQ+ personalities and the community like Kofi, handsome gay couples, hetro couples kissing, and South Beach employees, all in a state of frozen, on the dance floor of the mega club.

Funny remark at 0:26 time stamp as the videographer apparently says “Oh Shit.” Shorty after, ‘So You Think You Can Drag’ host Kofi breaks the silence and the crowd cheers.

It is believed that the phenomenon was started by students in Jacksonville, Florida on October 12, 2016 according to Wikipedia. The initial posting has inspired works by other groups, especially professional athletes and sports teams that have posted increasingly complex and elaborate videos.

Bob the Drag Queen Invades South Beach For Pride

Bob the Drag Queen will take over South Beach Nightclub in June (Photo: LOGO)

Unless you’ve been flooded out or living under a rock, by now you should know that Bob the Drag Queen was crowned “America’s Next Drag Superstar” during the season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race on Logo.

With her brazen, larger-than-life personality, Bob the Drag Queen was always the fan favorite to take the top spot since she sashayed into the spotlight “purse first.”

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Bob The Drag Queen

“I guess RuPaul saw something special in me that said “superstar,” Bob stated to the Advocate after her victory on on the show. After the show Bob explains she plans to “give back to the community,” “support the children,” and “make people laugh.” Something we will have to wait and see, I guess.

On Pride Saturday June 25, Bob the Drag Queen will take over Montrose, and South Beach for a spectacular show. Check out the Facebook invite here.