Colombia’s Next Drag Superstar | Newsweek

Posted on Dec 23 2013 - 11:15pm by Editor
Through events like Miss Gay Internacional, Colombia's LGBT community pushes tolerance via tiara.   Photo Viviana Peretti

Through events like Miss Gay Internacional, Colombia’s LGBT community pushes tolerance via tiara. Photo Viviana Peretti

It’s the most fabulous drag event in the country. In 2000, Theatron, the biggest gay disco in Colombia, founded Miss Gay Internacional, a competition in which men travel to Bogotá from across Colombia to become the sexiest drag queens they can be.

The men are trying to dress, act, and move like women, but aren’t necessarily trying to pass as female.

Under the rules of the pageant — which allow for plastic surgery — the use of female hormones is not allowed, and each of the men is given a medical examination upon arrival.

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