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Drag Bolivia: Portrait of Ninon

 Ninon is one of the first drags in Bolivia. In the seventies, Victor Hugo started to go out with the more influential gay rights activists in La Paz, Bolivia. They did not only contributed to gay rights through their manifests, but also gave an impulse to Bolivian culture through their use of traditional female costumes […] Continue reading →

Danna Galan dancing as China Morena

Danna Galan is the most famous Bolivian dragqueen. In 20 years she constituted a family of 60 members, who work together in La Paz and around. As David, he works with the ministery of culture and just released a book on the history of drag and transvestites in Bolivia: “La China Morena.” In this book […] Continue reading →

Portrait Donatella Kardashian Ferrer

Donatella is part of the Kardashian Ferrer drag family in Santa Cruz, a family of young gays that help and motivate eachother. Together with friends they design their make up and clothing. They produce dance shows on big events, and help show the still closed catholic community their boundary crossing identities. We applaud them and […] Continue reading →

Bolivian drag: Davíd and Dayane Nicole

We met David on a book presentation in Santa Cruz. Together with Juána he was dressed as a Chola Morenada, in traditional woman clothing of Bolivia. “I am David and I am a young transformista, my female name is Dayana Nicole. I was born in 1974 in Noryungas Coripata, in the La Paz state. I […] Continue reading →

Bolivian drag: Juána

Juána is a classic drag queen, or in Bolivian terms a Chola morenada. In his outfits and dancing he performs ancient Bolivian cultural rites. All festivals and carnavals in Bolivia he is there and dances with other men and women. He loves the dancing and is very proud that he can do this. Photographs by […] Continue reading →

Portrait Dayanara Kardashian

drag queen bolivia Our very first drag from Bolivia was Jean Pierre, who prides himself on being the only drag in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. 6 days a week he works in a hospital, and in the evenings and weekends he volunteers for an organization that helps prevent HIV in Boivia. Every chance he gets, he transforms […] Continue reading →