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Tiaras, Tucking and the T-Word: Trans Issues & RuPaul’s Drag Race

At 17, I started going to Peaches Christ’s late, great Midnight Mass shows at the now-closed Bridge Theater. The Bay Area queens who performed were hilarious, crude and hugely entertaining, and each show was a carefully planned work of art, from the brutally beautiful drag queen roller derby to the Showgirls‘ glittery, choreographed dance numbers....

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Disney Princesses and their Iron Grip on Society

 Featured photo credit: Flickr user Kevin Dooley via Creative Commons   Last fall, a former Walt Disney World “castmember” told Cosmopolitan.com about her coveted job as Beauty in the Beast‘s Belle: she experienced constant monitoring of the princesses’ bodies, was forced to wear skimpy clothing in cold weather, and endured sexual harassment from kid-toting dads for...