Understanding Drag as A Performance Art
The drag community being marginalized for the longest time possible, nowadays they are being accepted and being seen as being normal people. To understand the term drag is when the men take on the outfits of the females and wear them, not to show their gender but for cats of art. There are also drag king in the same society where the ladies take on the persona of a man and they dress up in the men outfit. The drag queens and the drag kings are supposed to put on the attire, not as a way of choosing their gender but a way of expressing themselves through art, drama, and comedy. The article below looks at the clear the essential tips that can help you in understanding drag as performance art.
Drag is different from being transgender. People who choose to be the opposite of the gender that they were born with can also be termed as transgender.
To understand the difference between the transgender and the drag kings and queens is the former want to permanently change their gender to the opposite of the sex that they were born in and the latter want to be drag kings and queens for just the shortest period and not change their gender permanently.
Many transgender people do not want to be associated with the drag movement since they say that the drag king and queens view them as wrongly implying that the transgender wanting to be associated with transgender is only about dressing up but which they think as identifying with the gender. The transgender can use the drag platform to help them in their transition from their original gender while shifting their gender to the opposite gender they can first take on the drag persona to help them in shifting and be associated with the persona that they have chosen.
This type of culture has been greatly accepted to such an extent that straight men are dressing up like drams queens for the sake of comedy or performing art. Since the awareness of the transgender people and the culture of the drag society continue to be appreciated so will be the other large group of the LGBTQ+ also continue to be accepted and understood in the society at large. To understand the drag culture you need to read the above article that will help you in understanding the culture.