LA WEEKLY came to DragCon in Los Angeles which drew a crowd of 40,000 people!
"This weekend, RuPaul's DragCon returned to the L.A. Convention Center for the third consecutive year, but this iteration was different from the two before it. As the first DragCon since both Trump’s election and the 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the atmosphere at 2017’s event was chock-full of politics and activism. Panels, booths and even parties this year all sought to speak out on behalf of the Resistance.
Drag being intertwined with politics is nothing new. Sasha Velour, a queen who's currently appearing on season nine of RuPaul's Drag Race, told me, “When I think about what is most important to me about drag, it’s the long history of drag activism and my fundamental belief that drag is always a kind of resistance — it always pushes against boundaries set by society, by government, by media.”