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Activist Drag Queen Fights for LGBT Pride in the Bronx

The 2012 Bronx Pride festival took place this past Saturday despite the shutting down of host Bronx Community Pride Center after alleged embezzlement by its former executive director. Organizers and participants committed themselves to ensuring that the show would go on. El Diario/La Prensa‘s Carolina Ledezma introduced us to one of them, local celebrity Appolonia […] 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 →

Gay Havana tastes freedom

HAVANA, CUBA—We arrive before midnight. My local friend walks two blocks in front of me to avoid arousing police suspicion that he could be a straight hustler. Our destination is a bar called Habaneciendo, where the marquee advertises, “Estrellita Jaime Jimenez.” It’s early for a night out, even on a Tuesday. Eventually gay Cuban men […] Continue reading →

It won’t be a drag at CQ Fair Day

THEY’RE loud, they’re proud and they’re set to draw a crowd. Tomorrow CQUniversity will host Central Queensland’s first CQ Fair Day for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and judging by the event’s Facebook popularity it could draw a crowd of 200-plus. Ric Stumpf, head of the CQ Fair Day Committee, said he expected […] Continue reading →