The first few weeks of college are a whirlwind for every new freshman. Endless parties, tons of new friends, and a chance to break away from whomever you were in High School. It’s a fresh start, a place for reinvention and creativity. For many students, it’s also a chance to explore their sexuality. For many straight students that may mean downloading Tinder or Bumble on to their phones. However, for many gay and bisexual men that exploration is often done through Grindr.
Drag has a long and controversial history in the queer community. On one hand, drag allows people of all genders to explore and experiment with their gender identity. On the other, it enforces gender stereotypes, and paints trans people as costumes that can be taken on and off.