Meet the West Family

On stage they’re drag performers, dressing as the opposite gender to entertain crowds with elaborate costumes and intriguing dance routines. But behind the scenes, they’re a drag family.westtree4

All across the country, drag queens and kings come together to form support communities that they’ve come to call families. This project focuses on the West Family of Columbus, Ohio. In particular, it spotlights three drag queens – and one king – who represent some of the key facets that combine to form this unique family.

While family members often come and go, there are dozens of active members in the West Family at any given time.┬áTo find out more about the ones represented in this family tree, and to see other information on the Wests, scroll across the site’s menu bar in the upper righthand corner and┬áselect a page to get started.