The Drag Kingdom has come !
This website was created to showcase the extensive history of performers from breeches roles to en travesti, variety to vaudeville, male impersonation to drag kings, and drag kings to gender free. It is our sincerest hopes that this site serves to preserve these art forms and to create community and unity. We hope you find this site informative, empowering and enlightening. This is our gift to all of the courageous performers who came before us and to those who will come after so they too may weave their influence onto the stages, films and literature for all to enjoy.
Currently we are working on Phase One of DragKingHistory.com focusing on the performers who existed prior to 1972*. By no means does this site encompass every person who donned male attire for performative purposes, however our team will make our best efforts to do so. If you know of a person prior to 1972 that is not represented on this historical site, please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org). This site is for educational purposes.
Once we have completed Phase One we will add Phase Two which will include performers, events and publications from 1972 to today.
*Oxford English Dictionary cites Rogers, Bruce (1972), The Queen’s Vernacular: A Gay Lexicon, Straight Arrow Books