A contestant performs during the Drag Queen Lip Sync competition during a voguing ball in Beijing. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP A contestant performs during the Drag Queen Lip Sync competition during a voguing ball in Beijing. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP
A contestant performs during the Drag Queen Lip Sync competition during a voguing ball in Beijing. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP
LGBT

Voguing catches on in China, and encourages LGBT Chinese to be ‘beautiful and fierce’ and celebrate diversity without judgment

  • The dance battle genre came from the LGBT ballroom culture in 1960s Harlem, New York, and was made famous by Madonna in 1990
  • The scene is starting to take off in China, where most LGBT people still lead low-key lives

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A contestant performs during the Drag Queen Lip Sync competition during a voguing ball in Beijing. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP A contestant performs during the Drag Queen Lip Sync competition during a voguing ball in Beijing. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP
A contestant performs during the Drag Queen Lip Sync competition during a voguing ball in Beijing. Photo: Noel Celis/AFP
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