drag queens in the Philippines - updates

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'Protect freedom in PH': Aquaria, Manila Luzon, 'Drag Race' queens tweet against anti-terror bill

Jun 04, 2020 - 7:52 PM

Ongina, Vivienne Pinay, and Rock M Sakura also voice out against the bill, which many fear could be easily abused by the state

SPEAKING UP. Manila Luzon, Aquaria, Ongina, Rock M Sakura, and Vivienne Pinay urge their followers to speak up against the anti-terror bill. Screenshots from the queens' Instagram accounts

‘Werq’ from home: In lockdown, drag queens go online

Jun 03, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Drag artists continue to bring the magic of their performances to homebound audiences through online streams. But much needs to be said about the clubs they call home that have to remain closed while the COVID-19 threat persists.

SHANTAY, YOU STAY ONLINE. ‘We are used to creating from nothing, making costumes from things we find around the house, using our imaginations to create illusions,’ said ‘Drag Race’ alum Manila Luzon. Photos from the artists

Holi-slay the holidays: What Christmas is like for the drag queens at Nectar

Dec 11, 2019 - 5:38 PM

There’s a range of characters: the Grinch, a balikbayan tita, Mariah Carey, and more

GAY CHRISTMAS REALNESS. Drag queens come dressed for the holidays and turn it out to carols for Drag Cartel’s Christmas special. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler