The Art of GAG – A Retrospective


GAG – or a version of it – has been a dream of mine since the early 90s.

It was 1996 and i was just getting started in the drag scene. i was making videos and screening them on our local PBS station, making mini documentaries, and dreaming of owning my own newspaper called The Voice.

Flash forward to 2006, i moved to a city whose LGBTQ newspaper was called Dallas Voice – sign #1 i knew i was home.

In August 2013, this long time dream was made a reality.

From its inception, GAG has always been about the art. GAG has always been about the people performing the art. GAG has always been about the people behind-the-scenes working their asses off to elevate our art. And at its heart, GAG has always been about the fans – the people who make our art come alive.

But its also been about me.

i started GAG because the way most of the world sees drag didnt align with my perception or vision of it. Drag is transcendent. Drag is art. Drag is a craft. And i fell madly in love with it all . . . Seeing gender lines blur or be completely erased. Seeing how the people who perform it – like the most seasoned couturier – could paint, weave, glue, and transform themselves into performing pieces of couture art.

High art. Haute art.

Thats the drag ive always seen. The drag i worked so hard to be a part of . . . the drag GAG was created to share – all packaged in a new way the art has never seen before.

GAG returns to you in January a little different, but still with the same purpose: to bring high glam, high fashion, haute drag to all the drag lovers in the world; the same vision – drag is art; and most importantly the same heart – my own. Always, still, on the page.

Thank you for reading. Thank you for believing. Thank you for evolving with us.

But, most importantly, thank you for loving the art of ALL forms of drag as much as we do.

Here’s a look back in gratitude to move forward in love, light and much success!

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