drag queen at 16

Books I’m looking forward to in 2017.

ok, these books are NOT out yet, I can’t say they’re good or bad or what, some are by author’s I’ve read, some are not, but I most likely will buy and read them in 2017 so if you’re looking for stuff to look forward to

Feb 07, 2017: At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson

Feb 14, 2017: Gilded Cage by Vic James

Feb 28, 2017: Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer

Feb 28, 2017: Subject to Change by Karen Nesbitt

Mar 01, 2017: The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

March 02, 2017: Birdy Flynn by Helen Donohoe

Mar 07, 2017: The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Mar 28, 2017: Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg

Apr 18, 2017: Meg & Linus by Hanna Nowinski

Apr 25, 2017: Looking for Group by Rory Harrison

May 02, 2017: The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan

May 16, 2017: My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen by David Clawson

Jun 06, 2017: Perfect Ten by L. Philips

Jun 27, 2017: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Jul 11, 2017: The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller

Aug 01, 2017: We Now Return to Regular Life by Martin Wilson

Sep 05, 2017: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

Oct 03, 2017: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

these are all LGBT YA books in case you didn’t notice, ok look forward to reading these (with you?) 

Selena Gomez: Pride Month

- Selena wrote a “love letter” to the LGBT+ community for Pride Month, saying, “I remember as a young child going to brunch on Sundays with my mom and her group of friends. I had no idea they were all gay as I didn’t even comprehend what that meant at the time. All I knew is that I loved being surrounded by these kind, fun and loving friends my mother had around her. I definitely give credit to her for raising me in an environment that was incredibly open-minded and non-judgmental. She also surprised me at my 16th birthday party with a performance by the most beautiful drag queen singing my favorite song. I don’t think most 16 year olds can say that! My co-writer Justin Tranter couldn’t believe I had never see the Madonna documentary True or Dare and so while we were in Mexico he sat me down to watch it with him. I loved it and was especially struck by how groundbreaking it was for the gay rights movement and how far LGBTQ rights have come in my lifetime. There is still a significant amount of work to do and I look forward to the day when a person is never judged, discriminated or feared for their sexuality.”
- Selena went to LA Pride in 2013.
- Selena isn’t even bothered by “lesbian”/”bisexual” rumors that go around about her.
- She sang “Hands” among many other artists, for the victims of the Orlando shooting.
- Selena has said that she has “absolutely” questioned her sexuality. She also added, “I think it’s healthy to gain a perspective on who you are deep down, question yourself and challenge yourself; it’s more important to do that.”
- When asked if being raised Catholic made it hard to support the LGBT+ community, she replied with, “Not at all. Look: There’s a huge difference in how I was brought up; the word ‘religion’ is a very complex thing. It’s something you have to follow, and that’s not what faith is. Anybody who has a higher power, anybody who has anything they believe in: If you don’t know how to love other people, I don’t believe in it. It doesn’t work that way.”
- When asked if she keeps her gay fans in mind when she makes music, she said, “Absolutely. One-hundred percent.”
- After the Orlando shooting, before singing Transfiguration, Selena said this, “I think there’s so much craziness going on and it’s important to recognize how people should love people and it’s actually okay to be kind. And I think that… I think we really forget that we should all be in this together. And this song goes out, goes out to all of those who were affected.”
- When asked if it’s been hard growing up religious and also supporting the LGBT+ community, she said, “No, because everybody has their own spiritual relationship with, um, with themselves. And I have my own relationship with my religion, um, I don’t have to find the need to, to justify it to anyone or justify my beliefs and why I believe certain things and why I don’t, because then it gets messy. But I, I genuinely believe what I believe. And I do think, ya know, I support that, while also having, y’know, a faith.“
- When asked about gay marriage now being legal in the United States she responded by saying, “Honestly, it’s so beautiful, especially because- more than anything- they’re able to have their own choice. I think that’s what makes me happy. Everybody has the right to their own opinion, so it, it… It’s amazing now that they have the choice, y’know, whereas before, they didn’t have, y’know… There… There were a lot of restrictions on that and people had to… people had to hide their relationship. Or not really hide, they just couldn’t really embrace it like everybody else. So now they have a choice, which is insane and incredible and… history.”
- When being told that in Germany, same sex couples couldn’t marry, she said admitted to not knowing that and stated hopefully that “maybe we [the United States] could be of influence.”
- Selena was supposedly denied a Russian visa due to her stance on gay rights.
- Selena was aware of the HB2 (“bathroom law”) that was passed in North Carolina. She decided to keep her concert there, and just donate some of the proceeds to Equality North Carolina. She said: "I am very fortunate to have grown up in a home where I learned from an early age that everyone should be treated equally. I went back and forth on whether I should cancel my concert in North Carolina and ultimately, I think what is right for me is to move forward with my show and donate a portion of the proceeds to Equality North Carolina and their effort to defeat this act of discrimination. I’ve been reassured the venue I will be performing in has gender neutral bathrooms- as I want everyone coming to my show to be welcomed.  I feel like my generation is the most progressive one yet and believe there will be a day soon when laws like HB2 won’t even be a consideration.”

40 Drag Race Questions

1. Queen everyone likes but you don’t see the hype?

2. Favorite Untucked moment?

3. Favorite Live performer?

4. ______ should have been in the Top 3 instead of _______?

5. Queen that deserves more credit?

6. Best quote from Season 4?

7. Best read from Reading is Fundamental challenge?

8. Queen that stayed too long?

9. Queen with the worst runways?

10. Favorite comedy queen?

11. Jade S1 or Jade S5?

12. Best Untucked home video?

13. Favorite Drag Mother/Daughter pair?

14. Most influential queen?

15. Drag queen you’d most like to see next season?

16. Favorite Rupaul runway look?

17. Queen with the worst fanbase?

18. Which Queen can you relate to most?

19. Favorite 4th place contestant?

20. What #Team did you root for during Season 7?

21. Most versatile Queen?

22. Season with the best drama?

23. Queen with the most unique name?

24. Favorite season of judges/guest judges?

25. Most problematic Queen?

26. Best Pearl face?

27. Favorite exit message written on the mirror?

28. Queen that looks the most different out of drag?

29. Favorite mini series on WowPresents on Youtube?

30. Violet/Pearl or Pearl/Trixie?

31. Favorite group challenge?

32. Queen everyone hates but you love?

33. Best singer, Adore Delano or Courtney Act?

34. Most polished Queen?

35. Favorite awkward moment?

36. Favorite winner’s speech?

37. Favorite real life couple, Chad/Sharon or Daniel/Max?

38. Queen that improved the most during the season?

39. Morgan vs Mystique or Serena vs Everyone?

40. Queen with the best Youtube channel?

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Submission
Some people say trans guys can’t be drag queens.
I beg to differ.
I’m Ryan, turning 16 in two days, and this is my drag character Veronica Void!!!
(he/him)

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Hell yes! Express yourself! Your drag character is so beautiful! You look so good!
I’ve also done drag myself, but not nearly as well as you have!
Happy early birthday, bud! :) <3

-James