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Drag Kings

Drag is a form of entertainment that is usually performed by dressing up and lip synching and dancing to music in a show or contest. Drag kings are people—regardless of sex or gender identity—who perform masculinities in the context of a drag show or contest. While women have performed as men in various settings throughout history, drag kinging did not become common in the United States until the 1990s. In the 2020s, drag kinging is performed by cis women, trans men, nonbinary trans people, and sometimes cis men and trans women. The easiest way to describe drag kinging to people without cultural references is that drag kings are the opposite of drag queens; however, this description leaves a lot to be desired, because there are ...

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