15 Best Books About Drag Queens Update 05/2022

Books About Drag Queens

With the new season of All Stars 5 on Netflix, we need some great books about drag!

In the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights, it was a drag queen who started the Stonewall riots. Her name was Marsha P. Johnson, and she was a teacher. At the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York City, cops searched it in June 1969. In response, the club-goers rioted, which led to riots all over the world about gay rights. In this story, we learn how the famous LGBTQIA+ charity Stonewall came to be called that way. Stonewall is now one of the most important gay rights groups in the UK. They help people of all ages, as well as the groups that work with them. He came up with it in 1989.

As a new bio queen, I love drag, and I thought I’d share my reading list. It’s what makes drag so common that we all love to show off what we wear. Take this to the max! The art of drag is also a great supporter of body positivity, self-acceptance, and confidence, so it’s a good thing to do. That’s something that everyone can use. There is no one who doesn’t like sequins, either.

So, if you want to read books by drag queens, there are some great ones on this list. It doesn’t stop there. There are books written by women and books about being a drag queen, too. There’s a lot of focus on male authors in this place, which is not good. Still, most of them are gay or have a different idea of gender. Drag queens use the pronoun “She/her” when they’re in drag, and there are many queens who have written books. The following is a list of novels, nonfiction, memoirs, children’s books, young adult books, and more. For everyone, there’s something to read. No matter what you like to read! One of these great books about drag is a great way to show your support for queer people this year. What do you think? Let me know over on Twitter, please!

Gender Rebels: 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers by Anneka Harry

Gender Rebels 50 Influential Cross-Dressers, Impersonators, Name-Changers, and Game-Changers by Anneka Harry

Gender Rebels is a book about 50 cross-dressers. It’s a good place to start. You can read about female pirates pretending to be men or a woman living as a man during the slave trade in Gender Rebels. This book has them all! It only talks about women dressing up as men, but if you want to read about drag kings, this is the book for you.

Drag: The Complete Story by Simon Doonan

A history of the drag world. This book also talks about gender fluidity and takes a look at the culture of drag in depth. It goes back as far as the 1900s and is full of beautiful pictures. To get a coffee table book on drag that is both beautiful and full of information, try this one.

GuRu by RuPaul

It’s not complete without a book by RuPaul on the list of things about drag. GuRu isn’t really a book about drag. It’s more like a universe-based book about who you are. RuPaul talks about the ego and how to get rid of your inner walls in GuRu. It still talks about drag and how that affects who you are.

Diary of a Drag Queen by Crystal and Tom Rasmussen

Diary of a Drag Queen is written by Crystal Rasmussen, who is famous for her unique hairstyle. She talks about everything you could ever want to know about drag in this book. It has all the backstage secrets, the funny stories, and the dates you’ve always wanted to know about. This book will show you what it’s like to be a drag queen.

Dragula by Ma’am Stoker

Dragula by Ma’am Stoker

A parody of Bram Stoker’s famous book, Dracula, which is very funny. This is a story about a man who finds something weird in his neighborhood. It’s a drag queen! Because of the author’s name, I laughed out loud when I found this. It’s good to have a good laugh right now, and Dragula is a good choice.

Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen by Amrou Al-Kadhi

I ordered this book after reading about it in the newspaper. I haven’t read it yet, but the cover is beautiful. It’s very well-named, and I can’t wait to learn more about Amrou and Glamrou’s story. That doesn’t mean there aren’t hard parts in Unicorn, though. A drag book that’s not like the rest should be on your list. Check out this one.

Blame It on Bianca Del Rio: The Expert on Nothing with an Opinion on Everything by Bianca Del Rio

The ever-funny thing The winner of Season 6 is Bianca Del Rio. She has written a book about her life. In a way, it’s like a whole book full of the best insults and humor from Del Rio. Even the gloomiest day will be cheered up. Blame It On Bianca Del Rio is the best way to get over the quarantine blues.

Boy Queen by George Lester

Boy Queen is the first book written by a drag queen. The main character is a drama school dropout who ends up at a drag show. Inspired, Robin starts to do drag on his own. Soon, he’s sissying that walk, too. It’s called “Boy Queen.”

Why Drag? By Magnus Hastings

Why Drag By Magnus Hastings

A book full of beautiful drag queens! It will look great on your coffee table and give you a lot of ideas for your own style. They also talk about drag from the point of view of queens. They talk about what drag means to them and why they love it.

The House of Paris Le Grand by Nicholas Robinson

In another book, called The House of Paris Le Grand, there are drag queens, funny old ladies and a bucket list. This book sounds like a great idea, so I’m in. Older women can find new meaning in their lives with the help of a drag queen, and this story is about one of them.

Drag Teen by Jeffrey Self

A young adult book written by YouTube star Jeffrey Self. A road trip book called Drag Teen! Do some armchair travel with this colorful drag pageant book. If you want to get away but the coronavirus has stopped your plans, try reading this book instead. The cover alone is making me feel better. I love that wig!

How To Be A Drag Queen by Brandi Amara Skyy

How To Be A Drag Queen by Brandi Amara Skyy

The best guide to being a fake queen, or a woman who dresses up as a drag queen. Brandi Amara Skyy doesn’t give us tea, shade, or pink lemonade as she takes us on a tour of her time in the drag world. Skyy is a person who has been doing drag for 25 years, so she’s someone you should read about.

Faux Queens – Fauxing the Real: Biological Women, The Art of Drag, and Why the Real is Drag by Brandi Amara Skyy

One more book written by Brandi Amara Skyy. This one is more about the politics and theoretics of female drag, but not as much about how to do it. When there aren’t many people around, this is the perfect book to read while relaxing in the sun. It’s only 118 pages long.

My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson

For some classic glamour in your life, My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen is the book you need to read right now. So, with a drag queen dressed like Diana Ross in it, what more could you ask for, right? There’s also the general feeling that people in the United States are rich and beautiful. You can think about things in this book while you read.

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta.

A story about a gay man who grows up and finds his passion as a drag artist at college. This one is about a mixed-race man, and there are a lot of pink feathers in it. The Black Flamingo talks about a lot of difficult things, but it’s still a fun book.

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