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Drag King

an individual who performs, or simply dresses, in a hyper-masculine way, most often with a theatrical aspect.

It is important to note that being a Drag King is not a gender identity in itself: Drag Kings may be of any sexuality, and of any gender identity: being a Drag performer does not automatically mean that the performer is transgender or nonbinary.

A Drag King that is also a cisgender person assigned male at birth is known as a faux king (although some consider the label problematic).

Originally published: 16th July, 2020
Last modified: July 16, 2020