Today (July 16) is International Drag Day. Since the early days of the LGBT rights movement, drag has been used as a powerful response to homophobic assertions that lesbians were "too masculine" and gay men were "too feminine." Dressing in drag takes those sticks and stones and uses them as a form of empowerment -- it's just one way of saying, "Yeah, so?"
Non-LGBT people can dress in drag, too! It's just one of many ways that humans can enjoy celebrating the diverse range of gender expressions available to all of us.
In celebration of that magic and in honor of International Drag Day, here's a roundup of some of the finest kings and queens in all the land. As RuPaul once said, "We're born naked, and the rest is drag."
Did we miss one of your faves? Put 'em in the comments!