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Celebrating the Drag Queen Group in Second Life

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Cajsa Lilliehook covers the most effective in digital world screenshot artwork and digital portray

Woman Arsenika Satanis’ shot this fab pop artwork self-portrait. I like her fashion — and like to see that drag queens are energetic in Second Life. Her image, “Pop Artwork Fantasy” is the apotheosis of drag queen glamor. It appears applicable to amplify and honor the sweetness and braveness of drag queens after this weekend’s tragedy. 

Membership Q’s drag present in Colorado Springs had simply ended and the DJ had began taking part in when he was wounded, shot within the again, by a person radicalized and incited by political hate rhetoric. It’s painfully ironic that the capturing was at midnight because the Day of Trans Remembrance started. Whereas drag queens will not be trans girls, they’re focused together with people who find themselves trans by a political get together that facilities itself on hate. The political strategist behind the present ethical panic over drag queens and trans girls advocates conflating the 2 as a result of that makes them sound extra horrifying. 

As somebody who has gone to numerous drag reveals, lurid shouldn’t be the phrase I’d use. Enjoyable, glamorous, thrilling, hilarious, pleasant, heat, and welcoming are extra apt descriptions. See for your self at CLAT Drag Membership [To teleport, click here.] The acronym stands for Membership Legends Artwork Theater. Or you possibly can check out the London membership Madam Lala’s [To teleport, click here.]

For extra Second Life drag artistry, click on right here:

Hey, Gorge .

Venus is one other drag artist. I like the artistry of her pictures although a couple of are not protected for Google. She is all the time going for the excessive trend, editorial fashion pictures, even when they’re barely horrifying and I’m right here for it. Her footage are daring, a mirrored image of the lifetime of a drag queen that calls for boldness. “Hey Gorge” is an expression of daring magnificence. 

I realized just a little in regards to the braveness each day life can demand once I volunteered for a Queer Nation motion/expertise referred to as “Queer for a Day.” I wrote about that have in my weblog again in 2012 [blog link here]. It modified my life and worldview. I want there have been comparable experiences at present.

Erotica vol. 2

Transfer over Andy Warhol, right here’s Adore La Femme. Effectively, to be trustworthy, her pics are way more glam. That is titled “Erotica” which is ideal, as a result of what’s extra erotic than the face?  One of many methods the homosexual rights motion defended itself from anti-gay poll measures was asking the group to return out, to determine publicly so folks realized their very own family and friends have been the goal. 

Drag performers and people who find themselves trans try to duplicate that technique by being extra seen, taking away the thriller and worry. That’s why there are issues resembling Drag Queen Story Hour at libraries, or within the case of Second Life, on the CLAT Drag Membership.  [To teleport, click here.]

I like Maya Reyes “Woman Gaga”. It’s so thrilling as a result of she doesn’t replicate Woman Gaga, she offers homage however retains herself as herself.. This explicit image was for FLAWZ Journal, a Second Life magazine that celebrates LGBTIQA life with glamor and effervescence. [You can check out FLAWZ at this link].

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Ghoulina Waffle offers us this enjoyable homage to The Boulet Brothers Dragula [Check it out here] that opens with a Queen saying “Drag, filth, horror, glamour” simply as her image is titled. Her outfit is as enjoyable because the movie. 

There are extra drag queens in Second Life and I want I had time and area to have fun all of them. Persons are frightened by what they don’t know, so get off your platform and go away your Linden residence and are available see a drag present or two or three. Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race. Quickly that worry will dissipate. Worry turns into tolerance and tolerance turns into acceptance the extra you understand. That’s the reason persons are saying “Don’t Say Homosexual” and banning books and inciting violence to drive folks again into the shadows of the closet – to maintain the remainder of us from understanding extra and realizing all of the fears have been manufactured falsehoods.

Because of the present ethical panic on the fitting, there was a marked enhance in crimes towards LGBTIQA group areas and the group itself. It mustn’t require braveness to stand up within the morning, dress, and go away your own home, however daily is a problem to the braveness of the group when it’s underneath sustained and each day assault. There was no pause within the incitement of violence. The Senate marketing campaign of Herschel Walker launched an anti-gay marketing campaign advert the day after the Colorado Springs capturing. 

This can be a worldwide phenomenon. Former Oregonian Scott Full of life has been a first-rate exporter of anti-gay hate working with Putin to alter the regulation to criminalize popping out. Ghana is posed to criminalize popping out and talking on behalf of homosexual rights. Popping out can be punishable by 5 years in jail and advocating for homosexual rights can be punishable by as much as 10 years. That is an American export from the identical folks who introduced us Measure 9 in Oregon, anti-gay legal guidelines in Russia, and elsewhere. 

Everybody of us could make a distinction if we select to. 

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