a male, usually gay, who wears women's clothes and makeup, sometimes in a deliberately exaggerated, "over-the-top" fashion, primarily for entertainment purposes. The female equivalent, less common, but increasingly visible, is the drag king.
A biological male who wears female clothing, often campy, glamourous or extreme for the stage. His internal gender identity may be male or female. His sexual preference may be for males, females or both.
Drag Queens are typically can men who dress as women. They often perform or work in bars. Many drag queens are not transgender (i.e. they donâ€(tm)t have an urge to crossdress) but do it for work or the thrill.
usually refers to Cabaret artists at gay venues, some go on to a sex change, but others are gay men who enjoy the attention of dressing up in an overtly sexual manner as women. Slightly different to female impersonators, who may be heterosexual.
Someone (almost always a male) who very flamboyantly wears womens attire, usually without regard to passing. Often implies homosexuality. The term "queen" has been used since the 1920's to denote a gay man. "Drag Queen" evolved from this to mean a gay man who wears womens clothing. The meaning of this term has broadened somewhat over the past few decades.
a gay man who dresses as a woman for pleasure and/or performance. Or, to quote To Wong Foo, With Love, Julie Newmar, "When a gay man has way too much fashion sense for one gender, he is a drag queen." It is usually polite to refer to a drag queen as "she" when she is in drag, and "he" when he is not.
DQ Generally a M2F crossdresser who usually goes to wild extremes, whether towards a glamorous or campy end, often for other peoples entertainment, appreciation or for its shock value. N.B. This term is considered derogatory by some.
(1) A gay man who from time to time wears women,s clothes, generally without attempting to be "convincing. (2) Some people who are more accurately referred to as MTF cross-dressers or transsexuals [who] are sometimes called drag queens.
A male who present as female and, in doing so, purposely takes femininity to an extreme.
Drag queens are performers—often, though not exclusively, gay men or transgender peopleâ€”who dress in "drag," clothing associated with the female gender (see drag king for women who perform in males' clothing), often exaggerating certain characteristics for comic, dramatic or satirical effect. The term "drag queen" usually refers to people who dress in drag for the purpose of performing, whether singing or lip-syncing, dancing, participating in events such as gay pride parades, drag pageants, or at venues such as cabarets and discotheques. In the United Kingdom, alongside traditional drag work such as shows and performances, many drag queens engage in 'mix-and-mingle' or hosting work at night clubs or at private parties/events.