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The Rainbow Flag

The Rainbow (or Gay Pride) Flag was created by artist and vexillographer Gilbert Baker, a friend of the late Harvey Milk, in 1978. The flag debuted at the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade.  Read more here. Continue reading →


 Julian Eltinge (Julian Dalton) was an American drag queen and popular stage and screen actor in the early 1900’s. He began his career as a female impersonator at the age of ten when he performed in the Boston Cadets Revue. His skill at impersonation as well as his graceful femininity would help his star to […] Continue reading →

Drag History Diva-Charles Pierce

Charles Pierce was one of the 20th century’s foremost female impersonators and drag, and a pioneer if you will, for future drag queens. Charles was particularly noted for his impersonation of Bette Davis which got him famous in the cities around the world. Born in Watertown, New York, he began his show business career playing […] Continue reading →

Drag Queen Jolene De Palma Makes Her Big Debut

The art of drag predates recorded history. One can imagine primitive cave gays slipping on their finest lady animal pelts, sipping cave cosmos and lip-synching along to Madonna (who also predates recorded history) while their counterparts whooped and tossed them clamshells or beads or whatever passed for tips back then. Cross-dressing is no new phenomenon […] Continue reading →

A brief history of drag

Here at The Queer Sphere we’re interested in all aspects of gay culture so inspired by the BettaKultcha presentation by Martin Carter (or Maria Millionaire if you prefer, the brunette, right) we thought we’d ask him to take us through the history of drag as well as put the spotlight on some of the drag […] Continue reading →