A drag queen is a man who dresses, and usually acts, like a caricature woman often for the purpose of entertaining. There are many kinds of drag artists and they vary greatly, from professionals who have starred in films to people who just try it once. Drag queens also vary by class and culture and can vary even within the same city. Although many drag queens are gay men, there are drag artists of all genders and sexualities who do drag for various reasons or purposes. Women who dress like men for the same purpose are known as drag kings.
Drag Queens are men who dress like female diva`s. They play with traditional gender roles and gender norms to educate and entertain. Meanwhile they arean inspiration in nightlife, and often muzes for fashion designers and make up artists.
This is a timeline from 1980 to 2002 which documents some history of Drag Kings in this era. Focuses on what happened in San Francisco, LA, New York and London in this time.