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Drag Queens and Trans Performers on the Avenue
June 24, 2021
In a special Pride month episode, we look back at the history of drag queens and trans performers on the Avenue. The names of performers like Candy Laverne, Doris White, Valda Gray, and Tanya Dupree were commonplace on nightclub rosters. Nearly every club featured female impersonators, and nearly every Avenue musician worked alongside these entertainers - from Slide Hampton to Jimmy Coe.