Title

"Cover Story" piece on Portland's drag scene, which was once on the edge of exti

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

5-4-2000

Pages

10-13, 1

Abstract

"Cover Story" piece on Portland's drag scene, which was once on the edge of extinction, but is revving up for a revival. Since the late 1980s, female impersonators in Portland have been gradually pushed to the performance periphery. Deb DiLuiso, owner of the Underground since 1995, said when she first bought the club there were drag shows every week, but she's down to one a month now. In the mid-1990s, Zootz, Kaos and Millennium, three other Portland nightspots, began competing for the few remaining drag performers. Local promoter Richard Lawlor hopes his show "Grand Illusions," will change that. The event, planned for June 3 at the Eastland Park hotel in Portland, is a two-hour drag extravaganza designed to draw a wider audience into the drag scene. With comments by several Portland drag queen performers.

Subjects

Homosexuals

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