Friday, February 20, 2009

Lip sync queens of Havana

A tad over the top?
I crouched near the front of the stage and took these pictures at Club Atelier, a dimly-lit hole-in-the-wall along Calle 17 near Lennon Park.
Spectators watch the show
This picture was taken with a flash
Here's the same drag queen photographed with existing light. As I took pictures, he (she) pulled me on stage for a moment and danced a little jig. The audience got a kick out of it seeing the gringo photographer on stage with the queen. 
Something was going on in this picture. I didn't look too closely. But whatever it was, it was over in a few seconds. Not even a misdemeanor....

More on gays:

Feb. 20 - Drag queen snags big tip
Dec. 11 - Yoani: Why gays and not gusanos?
Oct 9 - Cuba isn't a gay Mecca quite yet

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