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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 →

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: 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 →