Leland Bobbé’s Half-Drag Photos Show New York’s Drag Queens In And Out Of Makeup

Leland Bobbé’s Half-Drag Photos Show New York’s Drag Queens In And Out Of Makeup.

This slideshow on Huffington Post was interesting. It shows how much of a difference makeup, wigs, and perhaps false nails can make. Many of these drag queens are beautiful in their female incarnations and nice-looking men, too. Some I didn’t care for, but that’s just a matter of taste.

I have watched TV shows about trans persons — transgender, transexuals, and transvestites — and have met personally at least 3 individuals who fit into one of the above categories. It’s impossible to know exactly which applies to the men in the slideshow, because some may identify as women while others identify as men who like to dress up as women (and very flamboyant women, lol).

I’ve met 2 persons who were male-to-female transsexuals — that is, they had gone through surgical and hormonal adjustments to give them feminine characteristics. A third had been receiving hormones, but she did not have any surgery until later. I haven’t talked to her in a while, so I don’t know if she went through the entire process.

It takes a great deal of courage and determination to make a change like that, especially in the U.S. today. I admire those who do it, facing the disapproval and hatred from so many segments of society. Even gays and lesbians often ostracize them, which surprises me; I would think they would have some understanding of how it feels to be treated that way.

This is a picture of a German girl who began her change to female at age 12, when she started taking hormones. At 16 she had sexual reassignment surgery.

One thought on “Leland Bobbé’s Half-Drag Photos Show New York’s Drag Queens In And Out Of Makeup

  1. I know a male who has been transforming forever. It is just so expensive. I can’t say that I am completely comfortable with him I mean her though. I knew him as a complete he for a long time. I mean he would cross dress a lot and look fabulous as one might say lol. But after he/she got the boobs and was on the hormones and became even more feminine, he was dating men and not telling them that she was still partly a he until she had to. I didn’t agree with that. I have been to great drag shows down in Florida. But we always thought is was a bit confusing. The gay women flirted and gave flowers as much as the gay men did. I was surprised that gay women knowing they are men, would be so interested. lol

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