Velour's third issue is dedicated to drag families, specifically the powerful relationships that drag performers form with each other as they develop characters, style, and careers. Over 50 artists contributed to this issue, ranging from Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in Boston to the queens of Rupaul's Drag Race Season 9, from contemporary Art Drag in Chicago to Kansas City queens of the late 50s...and far beyond! This highly visual issue is a love letter to queer creativity, community, and the excellence of drag.
Cover by David Ayllon, Kelsey Short, Rumi Hara, Sasha Velour
Sasha Velour, Artistic Director | Johnny Velour, Editorial Director
Aquaria | Patrick Arias | Fred Attenborough | David Ayllon | Lucy Balls | Steffany Bankenbusch | Lucas Blair | Matthew Boisvert | Kelly Boner | Kate Bornstein | Narth Chuon | The Clout Club | Carissa Coughlin | Shea Couleé | Olive d'Nightlife | Rebekka Dunlap | Rumi Hara | House of Aja | Marissa Klug-Morataya | Eric Michael Kommer | Laurel Lynn Leake | Annie Lesser | John Lisle | Karla Mi Lugo | Trace Lysette | Miss Malice | April Malig | Laila McQueen | Vigor Mortis | James Michael Nichols | Nyx Nocturne | Jose-Luis Olivares | Adam Ouahmane | Private Birthday Party | Pearl | Peppermint | Dan Polyak | Untitled Queen | Hana Quist | Jack Schneider | Kelsey Short | Jeremy Sorese | Patti Spliff | Sasha Velour
Book photo by Andrew Atiya.