Edited by Lester Brathwaite on
It takes a lotta balls to put on a dress. Sure today drag queens are a staple of the queer community and have even crossed over into the mainstream with the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race lip-synching their way into the hearts of America. But back in the day it wasn’t so easy for a boy who wanted nothing more than to put on a dress and, I don’t know — a two-tone, three-foot-tall beehive wig with a sensible bang — and sashay his/her way to freedom. As part of our Men’s month here at FashionIndie – some vintage drag queens and female impersonators from yesterqueer.
Because as these pictures prove, it took a lotta balls to put on a dress and it took a real man to tuck.