15th September 2014
US: Facebook agrees to meet with drag performers about “real name” policy 4
10:35 PM — Supervisors at Facebook have come to a brief cease-fire with drag performers, agreeing to meet with a handful to discuss their policy requiring users to use legal names on profiles.
13th September 2014
San Francisco supervisor backs drag queens over Facebook ‘stage name’ bans 1
3:39 PM — A San Francisco supervisor has called on Facebook to meet with drag artists who are protesting the website's ban on stage names.
12th September 2014
Drag queens condemn Facebook for ‘real name’ crackdown 12
6:56 PM — Facebook has been condemned by a number of drag queens for banning users who don't use their real name on their profiles.
29th May 2014
Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race makes transphobic slur towards trans model 35
7:09 PM — The crowned winner of the latest series of RuPaul's Drag Race has made transphobic remarks against model Carmen Carrera.
23rd December 2013
US: Alabama residents ‘outraged and appalled’ by Christmas drag queen troupe 11
5:10 PM — Small-town Alabama residents have said they were "outraged and appalled" by a local Christmas parade which featured a troupe of drag queens dressed in santa outfits.
30th January 2013
Interview: Charlie Hides on becoming a YouTube drag sensation 6
7:02 PM — Having done shows for Sir Elton John and with 8.2m video views spread across 119 videos on his YouTube channel, Charlie Hides is bringing drag to the digital mainstream. Laurence Watts caught up with him for PinkNews.
27th December 2012
UK: Sexual element linked to MI6 spy’s death 26
3:55 PM — The death of Gareth Williams was not the result of assassination by the security services, but instead “auto-erotic activity”, a police source has said.
21st December 2012
Video: Amsterdam hosts the Drag Queen Olympics in spectacular style
5:48 PM — As part of the Pink Christmas event currently being held in Amsterdam, the Drag Queen Olympics have kicked off in spectacular style.
27th November 2012
US: Drag queen cruise ship bans customers from wearing drag costumes 34
7:46 PM — Carnival Cruises has banned customers who are due to set sail on one of its ships from going in drag to a private drag show.
10th May 2012
Oxford to host second annual ‘drag race’ Pride fundraiser 6
10:57 AM — Oxford will be hosting a 'drag race' this month to raise funds for the city's pride event in June.
6th January 2012
Actor slams “dragphobic” complaints to tampon advert 90
12:35 PM — The drag queen who featured in a recently-pulled "transphobic" tampon advert has hit back at critics. Sandee Crack, a stage name, said the transgender people who had complained were clearly "dragphobic", pointing out that he "never considered" himself trans, "and never will do".
11th May 2011
Two drag queens attacked in Liverpool’s gay quarter 44
3:17 PM — Two drag queens have been attacked in separate incidents in Liverpool's gay quarter. Last Friday, drag queen and DJ Lady Shaun was punched in the face in the early hours of Friday morning. She was knocked unconscious and suffered a broken jaw. Several weeks earlier, another performer was attacked.