What Is a Drag Queen?

Maybe not what you think

Amber Fraley

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2022 Miss Gay Kansas United States competition-Drag is everywhere! Even in Kansas! -photo by the author

In all of this ridiculous trans panic— and now the banning of drag shows — it has come to my attention that millions of Americans don’t know anything about drag. At all.

First off, let’s go over what drag queens are NOT. Drag queens are not:

  • strippers
  • pedophiles
  • trans women

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Amber Fraley

Writing about abortion rights, mental illness, trauma, narcissistic abuse & survival, politics. Journalist, novelist, wife, mom, Kansan, repro rights activist.