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It's Time for Drag Kings to Detoxify Masculinity on TV

Huffington Post // April 19, 2018

A “Drag Race”-style show could showcase us, and our maleness, in all of our variety. Why hasn’t it arrived?

Queer New World: Meet Brooklyn's Goldie Peacock

Huffington Post // March 25, 2014

This is the fourteenth installment in an ongoing series that explores drag culture and the nightlife scene in Brooklyn, N.Y. Over the past several years, following the large-scale exodus of artists across the East River and into northern Brooklyn, those engaged in drag culture in this outer borough have created a new, queer world entirely their own...

On Point With: Goldie Peacock

Thotyssey NYC // September 19, 2016

"If you can't do, teach," is a statement that does NOT apply to this person, who kills both in the drag workshop classroom and on the drag king stage. Strike gold with GOLDIE PEACOCK!

Goldie Peacock, Drag King Glamdrogyne

One+Love // July 7, 2014

I first chose to dress up in drag, in part, as a challenge to myself because of how femme-presenting I was at the time. I had always loved transforming and taking on different personas and I wanted to see if I could pass as a man for an evening. I knew that I loved dressing up in various guises, but I had no idea that I would become the androgynous genderbender that I am today...

Heat-Packing Drag Shows Taking Over Brooklyn

Broadly // April 5, 2016

Peacock is the perfect example of how some in this new crop of performers pull back the curtain on gender so much, that they enter the world of the "glamdrogynous"— glamorous without specifically adhering to either gender expectations, but instead, flirting with titillating ideals from both ends of the spectrum.

When Makeup Blends Gender

Refinery29 // June 4, 2014

People who use cosmetics and clothes to perform masculinity — otherwise known as drag kings — have their own subculture and history. They are also uniquely positioned to play with the complexity of how we understand what it means to be a man. It's more than just some well-placed stubble (though that can help). So, to get a better understanding of what goes into a drag performance and how makeup is used, we talked to Goldie Peacock, a professional drag king...

Lipstick to Smash Gender Norms and Outlast Make-outs

Autostraddle // September 29, 2015

"I have once again embraced lipstick, upon the occasion. I think that the flourishing dandy culture of NYC has encouraged me, and many other queers, to incorporate all sorts of ornamentation into our lives, as opposed to shying away from certain adornments and labeling them “too this” or “too that.” It’s all fair game. As a performer, painting my face is a part of my lineage and there’s no good reason to leave the lips out of that ritual. Also: lipstick can look really fierce."

Learn to Rock Like a Peacock

Curve Magazine // June 24, 2013

Inspired by some of the great drag performers of all time like Diane Torr, Dred, Murray Hill and of course RuPaul,Goldie Peacock is a Brooklyn-based drag king that’s been strutting across venue stages from Portland, Maine. to New York City, since discovering their sumptuous swag as a freshman at Oberlin College. Named best dance performer by The Portland Phoenix in 2009, Peacock recently shared some of their dapper king skills in a workshop held in Bushwick, Brooklyn...

The 100 Most Stylish dapperQs

dapperQ // July 29, 2013

GQ regularly publishes a list of most stylish cis-men. Autostraddle recently posted their list of hot 100 girls who like girls. Vogue has their list of most stylish cis-women. So, isn’t it high time that some stylish dapperQs get some well deserved media recognition and visibility? Here is our list of the 100 most stylish dapperQs. (In no particular order; this is not a ranked list.)

How to Become a Genderqueer Model

Qwear // January 11, 2015

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The Rest is Drag

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies // March 23, 2010

For 22-year-old Knathan Higgins, also known as Bunny Wonderland and 24-year-old Caribeth Klemundt, Goldie Peacock, drag is a way of life. Not only a hobby or a job, they consider drag a form of social activism, a way to make a statement and a means to break away from normative gender roles. Both Bunny and Goldie believe themselves, and their drag identities, are one in the same. Goldie says, “as the great Ru Paul said, and probably a lot of other great drag queens said before him ‘We’re all born naked, the rest is drag’.”

Austin International Drag Festival Brings Hundreds Of Drag Queens To Texas

Huffpost Gay Voices // May 5, 2015

New York was well represented at the festival, with Brooklyn artists Merrie Cherry,Horrorchata, Goldie Peacock, Chris of Hur, Charlene, Crimson Kitty, Louvel, Untitled Queen and Heidi Glum giving shows all weekend.

First Ever Austin International Drag Festival Was F*ckin’ Amaaazing!!!

Wow Report // May 7, 2015

Austin International Drag Festival 2015

San Antonio Express News // May 6, 2015

Drag queens from across the globe traveled to Austin last weekend for the 2015 International Drag Festival for performances and drag culture.

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