I’d like to take this moment to salute a lil’ queen called Milk. Last night in RuPaul’s Drag Race she decided to wear a beard as part of her runway costume. Despite the criticism of her fellow queens she decided to brush it off and stay true to herself. The judges - whom know what they are talking about - KNOW that this is a part of drag and that Milk in her kooky way is part of drag. It was great to see her getting rewarded for being herself.
It warms my heart to see another queen - for I’m a queen without make-up, let’s be honest - who understands the value of drag. Drag is not just female impersonation. It is not just being a man in a dress. It is not just being a goofball. It is a way of life. It is an artform. It is greater than. Drag knows no boundaries.
It is a shame that even in the drag community we felt the need to create subgroups - encouraging the separation of the greater whole - the same of which has happened to the LGBT community. We are all siblings. We need to strive to respect each other - whether it is art, sexuality, race etc. We are human beings, we are diverse. The last thing we need is chastising within our siblinghood.
I don’t want to believe in a world of comedy queens, beauty queens, otters, bears and muscle jocks. I want to believe in artistry and in humanity.