Drag artist Taylor Mac wears glitter-glam makeup and 
garish costumes as a way to show the everyman (and everywoman) inside. 'We're not just one thing, we're a lot of different things squished together,' he says.
Drag artist Taylor Mac wears glitter-glam makeup and garish costumes as a way to show the everyman (and everywoman) inside. 'We're not just one thing, we're a lot of different things squished together,' he says.
Drag artist Taylor Mac wears glitter-glam makeup and garish costumes as a way to show the everyman (and everywoman) inside. 'We're not just one thing, we're a lot of different things squished together,' he says.

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