Use of alcohol and drugs has been a common theme in the United States, particularly among the LBGTQ community. Entertainers have been shown to have high rates of substance use due to performing in alcohol-related venues. The drag queen is both an entertainer and a symbol of the LBGTQ community, yet little research has been done on the role substance use plays in the drag community. The present case study discusses drag culture and how substance use plays a role in drag identity. Participants were interviewed and asked about their experiences with substance use and their perceptions of their peers’ substance use. Given that alcohol and drug use rates are higher in the LBGQ community than the sexual majority, the findings from this study are important in understanding the role substance use plays in the drag community.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
|Published - 2021
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- drag culture
- drag queen
- substance use
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science