In 1984, when Greg Brafford became part-owner of O’leens, one of Charlotte, N.C.’s most storied gay bars, the city was not far removed from the time when “suspected homosexuals” would be arrested in Freedom Park and have their names featured on the front page of The Charlotte Observer.
To give is Divine — seriously. Whether you have a black heart, red heart or pink heart, the legendary “Drag Queen of the Century” Divine knew it best. Charity has always been part of being a drag queen.
In a season finale showdown between Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Eureka and Kameron Michaels, Aquaria was crowned the season 10 winner of VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” earning the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and a cash prize of $100,000.
Newly minted Charlotteans — Queens of the Queen City, if you will — partners Nic Nichols and Christopher Booher immediately embraced their new home, making a splash with their drag production and management collective The Vanity House.