Thank God for Drag

The art of American Drag is rooted in love, survival, resistance, and joy. In 21st century, it has grown to a multifaceted performance art that takes many forms, from campy, sometimes raunchy cabarets in the queer nightclubs that incubated it through the 20th century, to high-concept cultural critiques in avant-garde theater spaces, to pop-culture juggernauts like RuPaul’s Drag Race, to family-friendly drag storytimes. Let’s explore how important, powerful, and yes, holy Drag can be for LGBTQ+ and straight audiences alike.