Diversity in drag: Dragfest festivities defy gender norms

whitmanpioneer.com – By hadleyjolley

After dancing in the strobe-lighted darkness, the crowd gathered in a horseshoe for the drag competition to begin. Roxanne von Cummings, reigning Miss Gay Washington, instructed the contestants to pick out good drag names. Since many had based their costumes on characters, the competitors included Wolverine and the Goblin King on the drag king side, and Hannah Montana and Cruella de Ville – the eventual winner – on the drag queen side. Cummings introduced one competitor as “The Bitch of the Ball,” and one student married both a pun and Disney reference by performing under the name “Twinkerbelle.” The competition ended with a performance from Cummings.