Second annual National Drag History Month

January is National Drag History Month, a time to salute the men and women who dress as women and men, respectively.
Local drag performer Danyel Vasquez. (Photo by Danyel Vasquez via Twitter)

January 2010 marks the second annual National Drag History Month, according to Logo.com.

The Logo network apparently created the event, which “salutes the richness of drag culture and pays tribute to the courageous queens and kings who have fought for equality while inspiring, educating and entertaining us all.”

Locally, the Interbelt Nite Club in Akron features drag performances every Thursday with host Danyel Vasquez.

International Drag Day is the self-proclaimed wrap-up to the celebrating, although organizers are not affiliated with Logo and the event occurs months afterward on July 16, 2010.

Logo plans to run month-long programming about drag performance, while featuring several videos on its Web site at http://www.draghistorymonth.com.

For a video of RuPaul’s Drag Race season one winner Bebe Zahara Benet speaking about internationalizing Drag History Month, follow this link.

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