A Journey Through the History of Drag Performances

Zippy Sandler
7 min readMar 11, 2024

I met my first drag queen at the age of 18 at The Gallery, a gay bar that I’d frequent in Providence, RI. It was the “place to be” when it came to disco back in the 1970s and it’s where I made friends and learned more about who I was. One night a week the upstairs stage would come alive with beautiful drag performers. It was magical. But, it was my friends April (whose given name I can’t remember)…

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Zippy Sandler

69-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!