Challenges Drag Kings Face
The primary challenge drag kings face is the validity of their performances as an art form, a question that was even raised within this class. Overcoming the severe restrictions placed on gender in society and being able to cross over that and perform as the opposite gender goes against a lot of the things people in this society understand as acceptable. Drag kings cope with this hostility by joining together and forming groups of drag kings who perform together on a regular basis, such as the Androgyny Kings and the Kings of Deception. The Androgyny Kings openly fought to showcase their validity as artists on the University of Minnesota campus during the Queer Student Cultural Center's Annual Spring Pride week, which partially aimed to get trans-awareness across to all members of the University of Minnesota.