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This research paper discusses the history of the LGBTQ community, the effects of the drag community and the comparison to the behaviors and attitudes from the past to the present. This article goes in depth to different scholarly articles that help understand the history of the LGBTQ community. This article will also discuss personal stories and experiences that describe the emotional aspect of the moments of history mentioned. The three main topics discussed in this paper are the Stonewall Riot, the AIDS epidemic and the uprising of the transgender community. After understanding the history and the present attitudes, they will then be critically analyzed and evaluated. I will also be comparing the past events to the present mindset on the LGBTQ community and the acceptance of drag. Readers should expect an understanding of the Drag and LGBTQ history during the 1960’s onwards.



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