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A website dedicated to an extensive Drag King and Male Impersonator history starting with Part 1: Tang Dynasty in China to 1972.
A website dedicated to an extensive Drag King and Male Impersonator history starting with Part 1: Tang Dynasty in China to 1972.
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Hello Friends, Fans, and Followers,

We are excited to share this new project with you, https://dragkinghistory.com/ 

Drag Kings Mo B. Dick, Ken Vegas and Flare have teamed up to create a website dedicated to all the performers who have donned men's attire for theatrical purposes from breeches roles to en travesti to male impersonators to drag kings to the gender free. Our mission is to document and preserve these art forms, to provide recognition through historical representation, and to create unity. This website is the first of its kind to showcase all of this information in one place.  

We are uncovering the exciting, extensive, illustrious Drag King History beginning with the Tang Dynasty in China (618-907 A.D.) through to 1972* when the term 'Drag King' was first known to be in print. This is phase one of our website.  

Phase One encompasses an extensive timeline: B.C. to 1600; 1601 to 1799; 1800 to 1849; 1850 to 1899; 1900 to 1930; 1931 to 1950; 1951 to 1972. With the success of Phase One, we will embark on Phase Two next year which will cover 1973 to today.

Mo, Ken and Flare are not scholars nor professional historians; we are three Drag Kings on a mission to share our research knowledge with you working on a voluntary basis. We hope you will be apart of https://dragkinghistory.com/ by providing whatever financial resources you can offer so that we can meet our goal of $3,000.  

Your contributions will cover: website development, domain fee's, hosting fee's, mandatory SSL certificate, content updates: plug-in's/themes/etc, research materials and promotion.  

This website is our gift to all of the courageous performers who came before us and to those who will come after so they too may weave their influence onto the stages, films and literature for all to enjoy.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @dragkinghistory

Many thanks,

Mo, Ken, Flare

*Oxford English Dictionary cites Rogers, Bruce (1972), The Queen's Vernacular: A Gay Lexicon, Straight Arrow Books

Risks and challenges

Our team has spent countless hours working on Dragkinghistory.com - with extensive communication and planning, our team has continuously improved our process and our ability to deliver.
We have taken all necessary precautions to ensure a successful project. However, in our research process, there's always a risk of delays. We have added some buffer to minimize the risk and we will be in constant contact with our community.

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