This week, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) showcased folks with Down syndrome dressing and performing in full drag.
“Meet Drag Syndrome – the outspoken performers with Down’s syndrome who are creating a stir on the drag scene,” the BBC captioned a four-minute video. “These drag queens and kings were brought together in 2018 by choreographer Daniel Vais, to provide a platform for performers with learning disabilities and to challenge stereotypes.”
“They have received criticism along the way, but with a performance at Glastonbury coming up, could they be about to hit the big time?” the public broadcaster posed. . .
In October, NBC News similarly showcased “Drag Syndrome.” The network highlighted performances by the group’s members at a popular gay venue called Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
“Then, without warning, the steady electronic beat of the music shifts to a more familiar Divine track, and out pops a drag queen dressed to the nines in a skin-tight catsuit, draped with purple sequins, and a blond wig to top it all off,” reported NBC. (Read more from “BBC Now Promoting Show About Drag Queens With Down Syndrome” HERE)