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Archive for Thursday, October 12, 2017

By night, Orlando’s drag queens entertain the masses. By day, they lead the fight for LGBTQ rights

By now, the majority of America knows the difference between being told, “Shanté, you stay,” and the heartbreak of “Sashay away.” Drag has been around for centuries, but no one can deny the Emmy award-winning show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, has managed to overwrite the mischaracterization of drag queens as deviants, replacing it with the real-life dreams of queer performers trying to artistically combine the perfect lashes, wig and glittery gown into an iconic look for the gods. But drag has always been about more than just lip-sync performances, expensive makeup palettes and dazzling costumes. For decades, drag activists have been at the forefront of the LGBTQ liberation movement their eye-catching outfits make the protest march behind them hard to ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly


SpaceX Launches, Lands Recycled Rocket

SpaceX has launched and landed a recycled rocket carrying a commercial communications satellite Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center. The booster was previously flown earlier this year.
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