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faux king

A Drag King that is a cisgender person assigned male at birth.

The term has been dismissed as irrelevant and problematic by many in the drag community, and should be used with caution, particularly when terms like bio king or male king are used, as it implies that a female-to-male drag king’s male identity is not really ‘male’.

Despite this, many performers adopt and relish the faux identity.

Originally published: 4th December, 2020
Last modified: December 4, 2020