What are DRAG Queens?
DRAG Queens are performers who use clothing and items such as wigs and makeup, often of the opposite sex, for entertainment purposes.
It has nothing to do with gender identity or sexual orientation: anyone, gay, straight, bisexual or transgender can be a sexy DRAG Queen (or DRAG King, as women with male personas are called).
DRAG Queen is an English word often used to refer to male singers and actors, who perform in women's clothing and makeup, usually in gay shows
The history of the DRAG Queens dates back to 1870: The term appears to be an acronym for“Dressed Resembling A Girl”. Additionally, the term Queen is a reference to the "regal" attitude that DRAG performers adopt on stage, to provide the best gay entertainment.
Difference between a DRAG Queen and a Cross-dresser
The difference between DRAG Queens and Cross-dressers is that the latter dress up as a different gender in everyday life, while the former only do during their work performances: However, this doesn´t mean that they only do it for work.
Using the term Cross-dresser to refer to a DRAG Queen is a mistake, because although both Cross-dressers and DRAG Queens present like women in the aesthetic, in their inner self they are totally different.
A DRAG Queen (or DRAG King) is an entertainer, a fictional character created, animated and embodied by a person. Most famous DRAG Queens are gay men (but not all) just as many DRAG Kings are lesbian women (but not all).