Wednesday, March 2, 2016

RuPaul Explains The Difference Betweens Drag Queens And Trangender People

The fab RuPaul dropped by The Real on Fox to promote the 8th season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" (beginning March 7 on LOGO), and along the way was asked to explain the difference between being a "drag queen" and being "transgender."

Said the wise and wonderful Ru:

“Well, drag is really making fun of identity.

“We are shape-shifters. We’re like, ‘OK, today, I’m this. Now, I’m a cowboy. Now, I’m this.’ That’s what drag is about.

“Transgender [people] take identity very, very seriously, in that their identity is who they are.

“But you know, I come from the school of you know, I’ll do whatever I want to do at any time and change and whatever.”

I've explained the difference to folks this way: drag is about performance; transgender is about how some folks view their gender identity.

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