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Dan Minkel, a North Huntingdon resident, performs as a drag queen in Pittsburgh under the name Scarlet Fairweather.

Pittsburgh drag scene adjusts to new normal

By Charlie Taylor, Culture Editor June 23, 2020
Most drag queens and kings earn money and practice their craft by performing at bars, which closed March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the City’s drag scene has far from disappeared.
Erin Reis, mid-transformation.

Slaying the Pittsburgh drag scene

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer February 14, 2019
While drag seems to have a very sexualized culture in mainstream media, it is just another form of performing arts, and it is popular in Pittsburgh.
Local drag queen Akasha L. Van Cartier read to 130 children and parents at Carnegie Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)

Carnegie library hosts drag queen story hour

By Cassidy Power | Staff Writer March 12, 2018

Akasha L Van-Cartier had a message for the 130 children and parents that attended the Carnegie Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour Saturday. “You can be anything that you want to be, at any time you...

Pitt Rainbow Alliance and the Office of First Year Experience hosted Panther Drag Show in the William Pitt Union Friday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer)

Kings and queens captivate audience

By Nina Kneuer | For The Pitt News September 17, 2017

A runway extended out from the William Pitt Union assembly room stage, lined with rainbow-colored Christmas lights and framed by chairs on either side. It was a setup fit for kings and queens — drag...

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