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It’s a miracle! After more than 30 years as a drag queen, Linda Simpson continues to dazzle her fans with her witty demeanor, fine-tuned camp sensibility and unique blend of sass and class. And let’s not forget her stunning appearance!
Since emerging from the East Village drag scene in the late 1980s, the multi-faced queen has racked up a mile-long list of creative endeavors, including nightlife work galore as a hostess and party promoter; publishing the “revolutionary gay magazine” My Comrade; writing and starring in four different plays; and extensive work as a journalist, often in cahoots with her male alter ego, Les Simpson.
Another of Linda’s roles is drag her-storian. Her acclaimed slideshow presentation, THE DRAG EXPLOSION, features her vivid photos of NYC’s drag subculture in the 1980s and ‘90s.
And can you say BINGO? Throngs of people have attended her weekly club gigs and special events featuring fabulous prizes!
Linda’s staying power has also helped make her a drag pundit of sorts, and she has been featured in oodles of articles, videos and documentaries. The New York Times has called her “a worldly wit… A kind of mother superior of the New York drag scene,” while Paper considers her “the thinking woman’s drag queen.”
Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Linda enthusiastically embraces the role she was born to play— a reigning queen!