One of my biggest idols are drag queens. I love the androgynous nature of the performances. I love the big wigs, big jewelry, and BIGGER personalities. Drag queens embodies the FREAKJAWN movement and culture
A part of sex work that we often overlook is the mental, physical, and emotional aspects of entertainment. Drag queens, strippers, and various sex workers all make money off their looks. It is not being "superficial" it is survival for us.
Mentally we have to BE SASHA fierce. I love the Broadway like aspect of drag culture which incorporates REAL drama. In the stripper world, we have to BE ALPHA fierce.
Physically who does not love a beautiful woman or drag queen? I do not think it is "gay" for straight men to be semi attracted to a drag queen. We all smoke and mirrors.
I think the biggest hurdle FREAKJAWNS (drag queens, strippers, various other sex workers) can face emotionally is dissociative identity disorder. This really can happen from the various energies that we have to deal with on a physical, mental, and emotional level. Sex workers can really got in tune with the idea of "energy" or various personalities when we have "sex" for money or gifts.
This is why experiences such as Wigwood or Counter Corner are so important to keep this culture live and to help with the constant struggle of energies. When you can create safe spaces, the vibe, the love and the coordination of lesbian, bi, gay, trans, queer community really can uplift and inspire