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Accepted Paper:

Queer performance, intersectionality, and identities: the case of the Millenial Dolls in Houston, Texas  

Author:

Guillermo De Los Reyes (University of Houston)

Paper short abstract:

The Millennial Dolls are an interracial Houston based Drag Queen troop who perform at different gay and straight spaces in Houston promoting gender and racial inclusivity through queer performances.

Paper long abstract:

The Millennial Dolls are an interracial Houston based Drag Queen troop who perform at different gay and straight spaces in Houston promoting gender and racial inclusivity through queer performances. I argue that the camp and diverse performances by the Millennial Dolls have aided them to develop community and kinship among themselves and at the same time their different intersectionalites promote a sense of understanding and inclusivity among their spectators. The main question this presentation addresses is: What can sexual practices and gender performance tell us about the ways in which gender, sexuality, age, class and ethnicity are regarded and configured in the Montrose District in Houston?This exploration focuses on the gendered social and intersectional performances of the Millennial Dolls and other drag groups in Houston.

Panel Inte02b
Queer intersectionalities in folklore studies II