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At VMAs, Gaga Had a Penis

A prosthetic one, at least

(Newser) - You already knew Lady Gaga’s dedication to her drag performance at the VMAs was so intense that she didn’t drop character, even backstage . But apparently it was even more intense than we all presumed: so much so that she wore a prosthetic penis, which Us cutely refers to... More »

Did Gaga Copy Annie Lennox's Drag Routine?

That's what Kelly Osbourne, others are accusing her of

(Newser) - Lady Gaga’s performance at the MTV Video Music Awards as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone , was totally original—right? Not so much, according to Kelly Osbourne and other Twitter users, who quickly picked up on the fact that Annie Lennox also performed in very similar-looking drag at the... More »

Gaga Does Entire VMAs in Drag

But not everyone loves 'Jo Calderone'

(Newser) - Clearly, Beyonce’s little announcement stole the show last night at the MTV Video Music Awards. But coming in as a close second was Lady Gaga, who spent the entire evening in character as her male alter ego, “Jo Calderone.” The drag performance “got off to a... More »

Newest Weiner Photo to Emerge: in Bra, Stockings

Dems ready to talk tough today to push congressman out the door

(Newser) - What a drag. A new photo has emerged of Rep. Anthony Weiner strutting in a bra and black stockings. "Busted Wearing Women's Lingerie," screams the National Enquirer headline next to the photo slapped on the cover of yesterday's edition. The shot was taken Weiner's sophomore... More »

My 5-Year-Old Son Can Cross-Dress if He Wants to

'Mommy blogger' gains Internet fame with blog post

(Newser) - A “mommy blogger” made quite an Internet stir with a recent post defending her 5-year-old son’s decision to cross-dress on Halloween. She recounts how, when he showed up at his church pre-school dressed as Daphne from Scooby Doo, a group of mothers immediately “went wide-eyed and made... More »

When Did Halloween Turn Sexy?

It all started in Greenwich Village in the '70s

(Newser) - Ever wondered when Halloween shifted from spooky to sexy? Somewhere in the 1970s, explains Juliet Lapidos for Slate. New York’s Greenwich Village launched its annual Halloween parade in 1973, an event that quickly became popular among the local gay community, who largely attended in drag and other sexy outfits.... More »

Morehouse Bans Students in Drag

College's new dress code has unusual stipulation

(Newser) - Morehouse College insists that the "image of the strong black man needs to be upheld," and that most definitely involves not dressing up like a strong black woman. The school's new dress code has the usual stuff like banning do-rags and lewd T-shirts. But it also includes a... More »

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