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Gender Blending by Nick Hynan

Drag and dressing up have long played an important role in the sexual counter culture. From cross-dressing male prostitutes in 19th century ‘molly houses’ to Lady Gaga’s alter ego Joe Caldrone, men and women have mixed dressing up, making up and style to help define their sexuality, parody ‘normal’ society and simply wrong-foot people’s assumptions […] Continue reading →

Mark Hawthorn, aka Drag Queen Tilly Of ‘Glitter Lips’ Jailed For Wrongly Claiming £88,000 Benefits

A 49-year-old man who performed on stage as a spike-heeled drag queen, has been jailed for wrongly claiming £88,000 in disability-related benefits. Mark Hawthorn – better known on the entertainment circuit as one half of duet act Glitter Lips – was jailed for six months for making fraudulent benefit claims between November 2003 and March […] Continue reading →

A Bit of a Scandal

Residents and regular visitors will know that Gran Canaria is awash with drag queens. They tend to leap out of every corner and you will find that even the most unlikely guy having a quiet drink next to you in Playa del Ingles will turn out to be a drag queen having a night off […] Continue reading →

Research on ageing drag queen

Innovative research by an Edge Hill University performer on the ageing drag queen will be unveiled at a global conference. Senior Lecturer in Performance Mark Edward has been asked to present his latest practice as research investigation on the private lives of drag queens. Mark explores what happens behind the glitz and glamour as drag […] Continue reading →