Photo courtesy Xiomarie LaBeija. This is the first installment in 2018’s “Queen Of The Week” series, which we will be running each Friday during Connecticut’s PRIDE celebrations this September. Last year’s installments, in order, profiled #NHVDrag, Robin Banks, Malaya Love Nations, and Tiana Maxim Rose. Xiomarie LaBeija cocked her hips just slightly and put one leg in front of the other. Creamy white leotard. Crinkly gold cape. A corset to keep everything in just so. Brown curls cascaded past her shoulders, caramel at the tips. She had the room on the edge of its seats, and she was just getting started.
The transformation, in process. From Daniel Eugene's 2017 NHV Drag .
"The queen with no pants" performs at Partners Cafe. Daniel Eugene Photo.
Photo Credit Daniel Eugene.
Banks performing at Dragapalooza earlier this year. Lucy Gellman Photo.