Drag Queens and Drag Kings

 

The identity of “Drag Queens” or “Drag Kings” has only been included in the ‘Diverse-gender’ section to educate the non-educated.

A ‘drag queen’ is a male entertainer who is impersonating people who are female, and a ‘drag king’ is a female entertainer who is impersonating people who are male. They are not people who identify as gender-diverse or any of the identities within this label.  However, there are individuals who will utilise this role as an entertainer to gradually come to terms and experiment with their own gender identity.  In a majority of cases, a ‘drag queen’ or ‘drag king’ is a role played in an environment where fancy dress is the theme.

Although fancy dress is an activity enjoyed by many people regardless of their sexual-orientation, the roles of drag have become commonly known as a form of entertainment provided by the gay community.