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Kings of Joy Gold Stars: Meet the Glam Squad Making Their Debut Tonight! drag king kings of joy queers of joy Jun 13, 2024

Oh hey, it’s you! Come on in.

Wanna meet our newest Kings of Joy Gold Stars?

They have been crafting their Drag King personas over the last 6 weeks, asking daring questions such as ‘What does my masculine persona do for a living?’ and ‘What is his sexuality?’

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Lady Gaga’s perfect demonstration of toxic masculinity drag king kings of joy lgbtqia+ performance Jun 06, 2024

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I love Lady Gaga. I love her as an entertainer, a vocalist, an actor, a pusher of boundaries, and an entrepreneur. As you might guess, this is not a damning or critical article of her, so if you’re looking for gossip, undermining or hate, go elsewhere.

One of my favourite songs...

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Live from Drag Kingdom: How I Discovered my Purpose as The King Coach drag king kings of joy the king coach Jun 04, 2024

**Special announcement** 

Tickets are now on sale for Kings of Joy’s Pride edition of Drag Kingdom! With 30+ Drag Kings performing and 10% of all proceeds going to our LGBT refugee friends living in Block 13, Kakuma, Kenya this will be a night to remember. 

Thurs 27 June -...

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The Magic of Signature Moves in Drag King Performances choreography drag king kings of joy May 17, 2024

Movement begins in utero as our body develops and takes form. It’s only later when we are on the dancefloor as a teenager that we become conscious of our ‘dance’ moves. In fact the word ‘dance’ can trigger us right back to that dancefloor moment. Maybe someone...

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From Thrift Store Finds To Stage-Ready Ensembles – A Guide To Upcycling For The Aspiring Drag King costume drag king May 09, 2024

One of the most fun aspects of being a Drag King is creating costumes. In the underground Drag King scene, many of us trawl through pre-loved clothing. And we find pieces of gold discarded by others. 

This is the magic of upcycling. It requires imagination, patience and some elbow grease....

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Imitating Famous Masculine Faces: A Guide for Drag Kings drag king drag king makeup kings of joy May 01, 2024

Drag King makeup is not just an art form but a transformative experience. It requires a deep understanding of facial structures and masculine features.

In this makeup guide for Drag Kings, we will imitate famous masculine faces. When you study these faces and practice drawing them, you will...

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From Novice to King: A Beginner's Guide to the Art of Drag King Performance drag king kings of joy performance Apr 04, 2024

The art of Drag King performance begins with stage presence and energy. Back this up with masculine expression and lip-syncing. Finally, nail audience interaction and your performance will soar to the next level. Here's how.

 Stage Presence: Your Invisible Armor

The power of stage presence...

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Anti-Racism Work is Never Done anti-racism Mar 28, 2024

The work of anti-racism is never done. It’s not something on our to-do list that we can simply tick off. The learning is ongoing. 

So when The Red Rattler and Addi Rd offered an Anti-Racism Workshop last week, I felt called to attend. I also felt like running away at the lunch break...

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Choreographing Your Drag King Performance: A Step-By-Step Guide drag king kings of joy Mar 21, 2024

Have you ever tried to choreograph your own Drag King routine? It can feel overwhelming and daunting. Like you’re wandering around in the dark. Creating your routine takes more than crossing your fingers and hoping it will work out. Choreography is no mean feat. That’s why they hand...

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From Street to Stage: Drag King Costuming costume drag king kings of joy Mar 14, 2024

Visualise your favourite Drag King costume like a diamond in the rough. It starts as an ordinary piece of clothing. But with the right embellishments, it can transform into something eye-catching. 

Did you know that pressure makes diamonds form? A little effort and some hot tips below will...

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Unmasking the Art: Your Guide to Mastering Drag King Makeup drag king drag king makeup kings of joy Mar 08, 2024

If you’ve never picked up a makeup brush in your life, knowing where to start with Drag King makeup can be baffling. And even if you’re familiar with eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss or highlighting and contouring, you’ve likely only learned how to feminise your face.

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Making Dates: The Hidden Art of Keeping the Spark Alive queer tantra relationships Mar 08, 2024

In the dynamic, ever-evolving landscape of life, carving out time for dates with your partner is akin to embarking on a grand voyage across a boundless sea. Without a compass and a planned route, it's all too easy to drift aimlessly, losing sight of your shared destination. In this post, we'll...

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