The Pure Insanity of Banning Drag

Julio Vincent Gambuto
3 min readFeb 28, 2023
Photo by Rochelle Brown on Unsplash

Drag is art. A beautiful art. I learned this at 42 when Covid rendered me immovable in bed for six weeks. In January 2021, I wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so I had a lot of time on my hands. So I started watching RuPaul’s Drag Race from the beginning. Thirteen minutes in, I was fascinated. Thirteen hours in, I couldn’t get enough. Thirteen seasons in, I was in love.

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Julio Vincent Gambuto

Author + Moviemaker // Happiness in a fucked-up modern world // New book from Avid Reader Press (Simon & Schuster) // Audie Finalist // SXSW // juliovincent.com