Drag March at Tompkins Square Park celebrates self-expression amid ongoing attacks from the far right


“Once upon a time,” reads David Puck’s open book costume, “there was a conspiracy against drag artists.”

That time is now, but it wasn’t that long ago that it was considered acceptable enough that Rudy Giuliani appeared in public in full drag and embraced a future president. The annual Drag March took place on the Friday night before the Pride March as it has since 1994, drawing over 3,000 participants to Tompkins Square Park.