Drag queen

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Drag queen is a gay slang term. It refers to a man who dresses and acts like a woman for entertainment purposes. Drag queens exaggerate certain characteristics (such as make-up and eyelashes) for comic, dramatic, or satirical effect. Drag queens perform in gay bars. They participate in gay pride parades and drag pageants. They may make appearances at events such as gay rodeos. Drag queens are not impersonators or trans women. They generally do not want to pass as women. RuPaul is a drag queen well known through his many television appearances in the 1990s. Movies about drag queens include The Birdcage and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.