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Well, we feel that if you leave a drag show feeling confident, self-assured, and completely in love with yourself…then we're sorry, but the drag queens did NOT do their job. You are going to be offended. You are going to question your self-worth — and you're going to lap it all up. In all seriousness, drag shows are a lot of fun — and we've rarely come across a bad drag act, due to the fact that you can't define drag as just one thing. There are fishy queens, butch queens, glamour queens, fashion queens, campy queens, and honey, that barely scratches the surface! London is bursting with drag talent — and we've had the good fortune of seeing a lot of it. There is such a diverse and cultured drag scene, so if you see one drag show that wasn't your cup of tea, then sweetie, try a different pot because there is something out there that is right for you.
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As strict shutdowns have dried up cash to pay vital bills and wages, the future of a vibrant nightlife scene - already hit by rising rents and competition from dating apps before the pandemic - now hangs in the balance, industry figures said. That will leave gay, bisexual and transgender people with fewer safe spaces to express themselves freely, meet like-minded friends and find respite from the discrimination they often experience in their day-to-day lives, bar and club owners said. Countries across the world are feeling the human and economic pain wrought by the coronavirus, which has infected 4. Once-crowded bars and clubs fear they will collapse, despite government grants, if they have to remain closed for a prolonged period and have to adopt social distancing when they re-open.
A string of London's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT bars and clubs have closed their doors in the past year. The theory goes that society is becoming better integrated, meaning gay people feel more open to visiting "straight bars", lessening the demand for gay-only or predominantly gay venues. Paul McKeating, 33, from Stoke Newington, says: "Most places in east London or Peckham, where I would go out, feel like safe places to me, and I don't feel there's much point in drawing a line between 'gay' and 'straight' bars.