Rhoma Spencer tackles Marcus Garvey

xtra.ca – Chris Dupuis

If you’re a drag queen planning a trip to Trinidad, Rhoma Spencer wants you to know there’s no need to feel unsafe. The lethal reputation your sisters in heels hold in the island nation will likely be enough to protect you.

“Straight people were often afraid of drag queens because they were known to be very violent,” says the Trinidad native. “I grew up knowing queens walking the streets without fear. Those ladies would not think twice to stab you with an ice pick if you looked at them the wrong way.”