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Pittsburgh drag scene adjusts to new normal

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

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.

Performers death drop at Rainbow Alliance drag show

Drag performer Alexa Killer on stage at Rainbow Alliance’s 19th Annual Drag Show.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Friday night, a charismatic performer clad in a silver sequin dress danced and swirled her poofy brown wig to the booming music. The hundreds of audience members leapt to their feet to clap along, roaring when the performer landed the drag-show-staple death drop.

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