Asking urgent questions about drag today, Louche mag Issue 1: Beginnings and Becomings takes a critical and constructive approach to queer performance culture: its past, present and future.
Issue 1 includes: troubling the gender binary in drag and the idea of ‘kings’ and ‘queens’ as distinct categories, a Dragony Aunt column serving fresh T, and much more! We queer the archive, and draw on the legacy of drag as political action in hom(o)age to pioneers of the LGBTQI community such as Sylvia Rivera and Stormé DeLarverie, pivotal figures in the 1969 New York Stonewall riots, as well as radical 1970s UK drag troupe, Bloolips. Featuring contributions from over thirty artists, writers and illustrators.
Louche is a joyfully anarchic and independent occasional print magazine about drag and queer performance. It aims to celebrate, interrogate, and create a living archive of drag today, as well as pay hom(o)age to the varied histories and influences of the drag past.