I Was a 9-Year-Old Drag Queen

huffingtonpost.com – Mark S. King – Blogger, MyFabulousDisease.com; author, ‘A Place Like This’

“We’re born naked… and the rest is drag.” –RuPaul

When I was 9 years old, I took my parents’ album of the Broadway musical Damn Yankees and memorized every syllable of Gwen Verdon’s show stopper, “Who’s Got the Pain When They Do the Mambo?” Once I was satisfied with my lip synching and choreography (I decided that a mambo was a dance in which young boys gyrated and flung themselves on and off the living room sofa), the number was ready for public display.