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RuPaul Has Inexplicably Disappeared From Social Media

No one's sure why TV personality has vanished from Twitter and nixed posts on IG

(Newser) - "What's going on?!" That's just one of the many perplexed pleas for information as People and Us Weekly report on what has turned into a social media mystery: the disappearance of RuPaul online. Fans noticed Thursday that the 59-year-old drag queen and RuPaul's Drag Race...

Drag Queen Story Hour Sparks Small Town Furor

Events planned outside America's big cities aren't always welcomed

(Newser) - Once upon a time, in 2015, a writer in San Francisco named Michelle Tea got the idea for "Drag Queen Story Hour": men in full drag reading children's books to kids and parents in programs aimed at providing "positive and unabashedly queer role models." Since then,...

New in New York: Drag Queen Story Hour

Library brings drag queens in for story time with children

(Newser) - It takes a certain something to be a good storyteller: enthusiasm, timing, and a flair for the dramatic. Performers at a children's story hour at a New York City library have all that and then some—they're drag queens. About once a month since last fall, the Brooklyn...

Lil Miss Hot Mess and Co. Win Facebook Battle

Company apologizes for suspending drag queens' accounts

(Newser) - Victory for Sister Roma, Lil Miss Hot Mess, and hundreds of other drag queens who had fallen afoul of Facebook's "real name" policy: The company says it will ease up on the policy and they can carry on using their stage names. The drag queens had their accounts...

Here's Your New Facebook Alternative

Since Facebook began requiring real names, some users are finding another home

(Newser) - When Facebook started aggressively enforcing its "real name" policy recently, a whole lot of people got bent out of shape real fast—including but not limited to drag queens, reports the New York Times . One issue at hand is that some people have multiple identities, not just the one...

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