Drag Queens

Will Firing This Homophobic Cab Driver Stem Hate or Fuel it?

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Impact
Junaid Jahangir

This Sunday, a Yellow Cab driver in Edmonton left a drag queen stranded in below freezing temperature at 2 a.m. Realizing that his customer sat in the cab dressed in drag, the driver bluntly told him to "get out." The taxi company has fired the cab driver. But should the cab driver lose his job over this incident? What if he is merely a product of the culture shaped by fear based morality that teaches hate towards the LGBTQ community? Would firing him stem homophobia or fuel it?

Our Date With the Trashiest Drag Kings, Queens and Weirdos

Zack Russell & Kayla Lorette | Posted 10.26.2014 | Canada
Zack Russell & Kayla Lorette

It wasn't until Fay Slift's turn as Tracy Turnblad that I felt my nausea float back. With three wonderful back-up dancers including the very funny Fluffy Souffle, their number from Hairspray was pure beautiful trash. The back-up dancers sprayed litres of hairspray on themselves and the audience. Have you ever been high on hairspray? It's surprisingly heady, a bit like champagne... the champagne of gasoline?

I Took My Mom to a Drag Show...and She Loved it!

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Hallae Khosravi

My mother is going to a drag show next week. And I'm not the one dragging her there. This past summer I was lucky enough to catch Jinkx Monsoon, the most recent winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, in her cabaret show The Vaudevillians. So lucky, in fact, that I saw the show twice in the week I was there. I even dragged my mother along to the second viewing in order to score VIP seats. Mom's an OBGYN in her fifties and would much prefer a British mystery series to live theatre, but when The Vaudevillians ended that night I realized something: she had been quiet throughout the performance.

Stars Say 'Good Riddance Bigots' To Critics Of Gay-Celebratory New Video

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Music

Stars' singer Torquil Campbell took aim at naysayers today after receiving some negative remarks on the band's Facebook page about the new video for ...

PREMIERE: Stars Celebrate Love and Drag Queens In New Video

The Huffington Post | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Music

Stars latest album "The North" came out last fall, and this video for their electro-pop epic 'Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It' w...

Anything Girls Can Do, I Can Do Better

Donald D'Haene | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

At 17 I just enjoyed reversing the gender stereotypes of my peers. I was raised in a hierarchal, conservative area (read: small-town Ontario) in the 1960s. I recall a girl sitting behind me in my Gr. 12 business class piping up, "Boys cannot be secretaries!" Personally, I thought, was she for real?