“Legends of Drag: Queens of a Certain Age,” a book out this month, spotlights drag elders.
The idea came to Harry James Hanson and Devin Antheus while both were attending “church” — their word to describe a drag show.
This particular performance took place in December 2017, on the evening of the winter solstice, at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, a beloved queer dive bar in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. The two, both now 32, were struck that night by the performers’ ages, which they guessed averaged about 60.
Wisconsin natives and friends since they met on Myspace when both were 14, Mr. Antheus and Mx. Hanson, who uses a gender-neutral courtesy
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