Drag Queens from the 19th Century

We tend to think of drag queens as something from the last few decades, but during the 17th and 18th centuries, it was not only a thing, it was a perfectly accepted form of entertainment!  As a matter of fact, the reason they are called “drag queens” is because the hoop skirts of the day dragged on the ground.

Drag queens started to fall out of favor in the 1920’s and stayed in the underground until the 1970’s.

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