Friday, August 5, 2011

Harmony Santana

Photographed by Fred R. Conrad
Laverne Cox Photographed by Béatrice de Géa“I have such respect for drag queens,” said Ms. Cox, who has been living as a woman since the late ’90s and competed on VH1’s “I Want to Work for Diddy” before starring in a VH1 makeover reality show, “Transform Me.” “But what is troubling about the mainstreaming of drag, and people conflating drag and being transsexual, is that people think this is a joke. My identity is not a joke. Who I am as a woman is not a joke. This is my life.” - ERIK PIEPENBURG

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/31/movies/new-roles-for-transgender-performers.html?_r=1&WT.mc_id=MO-D-I-NYT-MOD-MOD-M213-ROS-0811-HDR&WT.mc_ev=click