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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....


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 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...