The Vixen Fierce, powerful, and incredibly talented, the Vixen is the sweetheart of Chicago’s drag scene. Following her appearance on RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Vixen has become a champion and leader of Chicago queens, with a self-stated mission to “make the community better, be the hall monitor of drag—keeping everyone on their toes.” The Vixen […]
This year, queer performers dismantle digital boundaries while creating their own spaces.
In 2011, Erik Wallace (aka rapper Mister Wallace) and Anthony Pabey (aka producer Aceb00mbap) met at the Boystown cocktail lounge Wang’s; four years later they launched Futurehood, a label that supports gay and transgender musicians of color. “My driving force was to create a space there that was what Boystown was not providing, giving, or […]
The south-side club’s drag shows are spectacular, true, but this venerable club has much more to offer.
The Vixen didn’t win over RuPaul, but she’s carrying on the fight for inclusivity that she began at the south side’s venerable Jeffery Pub.
Dorian Electra’s video “2,000 Years of Drag: A Musical Odyssey” aims to teach compassion for trans-feminine people and an understanding of their history.
The best photos that ran in the Reader in 2016.
Forget RuPaul and bachelorette parties: These queens bring protest politics to the stage.