At one point during this year’s Oscars ceremony, it dawned on me: Many people don’t know the difference between trans* women and drag queens! There seems to be an assumption that all people assigned male at birth who grow up to wear clothing from the women’s section identify the same way. That couldn’t be further from the truth. So let’s talk about this difference.
The title says it all. There are still people in the world who don’t know the difference between trans women and drag queens. Trans women are women. Drag queens are female impersonators who get paid to dress and act the way they do. Both are awesome to be around, but there is a difference.