Drag queens: Life as Vocation in spite of gentrification


Another wonderful find by my Buddy-Friend-Guy, Christopher…

For his series, Beautiful by Night, Hosking documents the lives of three senior drag queens Donna Personna, Collette LeGrande and Olivia Hart, performers at aunt Charlie’s Lounge, the very last gay bar in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district. The notoriously seedy Tenderloin has managed to mostly resist gentrification on the merits of its reputation and a concerted effort by inhabitants. Still, without the surrounding culture of a former San Francisco to sustain it, the once vibrant queer scene has faded.

via Stirring portrait of aging drag queens at the last gay bar in the Tenderloin | Dangerous Minds.

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