Sunday, July 1, 2007

I am not a drag queen

I am not a drag queen!

Yesterday, there was a "GLBT" pride celebration in Hartford. Today's Hartford Courant had no articles about the event, but the newspaper did publish one photo from the event, which it featured on the front page of the Connecticut section of the paper.

Guess what the photo showed?

Gay couples with their children in tow? No.

Appropriately attired transpeople taking in the event? No.

Over-the-top drag queens preparing to perform a number from Hairspray? YES!!!

You seldom see the media showing appropriately attired transpeople. That would be boring. The media prefers to show drag queens.

Some of my friends, relatives, and acquaintances know that I crossdress. They have never seen me crossdressed, but I am sure they have seen news reports about GLBT pride events and like the "report" in today's Hartford Courant, they almost always feature flamboyant drag queens. So, I have no doubt that some of my friends, relatives, and acquaintances think that when I crossdress, I dress like a drag queen, too, because that is all they know about crossdressing.

1 comment:

  1. Your comments are exactly right-on! I, and I expect you also, just want to be accepted as mostly unremarkable human folks. Most of us do go around in uniforms and most of us do not seek notice. When I go out it is often in jeans and flats and I think I do even get a notice. Well, one strange man did come up to me and ask what I knew about the story of Sodem and Gomorah.

    Staci, I am new here and I am looking for an on-line life as Cathy. I think I have a lot to share and I know I have a lot to see. I am lookiong forward to conversations. I have just opened my own blog at:
    Please come and share with me.