Wigstock: New York's drag festival of sequins, stilettos and big hair is back

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The new iteration returns for the first time in years in the age of drag-as-mainstream-TV and queer and trans equality, but also a pointed demonstration against bigotry in the age of Trump

Burning Man, these days the most wealthy, white, micro-dosing, techno-futurist of festivals, attracting hordes from around the world, got underway in the Nevada desert this weekend. But New York had a fringy answer.

Wigstock is back. The festival of drag fashions, sequins, stilettos, big hair and, in almost every conceivable way, Burning Man’s opposite, has sprouted up in Manhattan for the first time in years.

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