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Cheddar Gorgeous  Unicorn, alien, and Idealist. I draw, write and do drag in Manchester, UK

Category is night King and Queen before that was a thing. With sis and lege @annaphylactic1 .
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Photo by shay Rowan
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@neilnezkendall is a renaissance painter that uses a camera instead of paint...shooting with him is always a joy.
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Pictures from An Afternoon with the Family Gorgeous and Friends at @mcrmuseum .
Working with the museums curators, our specially trained squad of #culturequeens (and kings) created #drag responding to some of the objects on display, helping to reveal to visitors some of the collections queerer histories. .
#drag #art #culture #museum #gallery #lgbt #queer #lovelytime

Pictures from An Afternoon with the Family Gorgeous and friends @mcrmuseum.
Working with the museums curators, our specially trained squad of #culturequeens (and kings) created #drag responding to some of the objects on display, helping to reveal to visitors some of the collections queerer histories. .
#drag #art #culture #museum #gallery #lgbt #queer #lovelytime

The peppered moth’s transformation from a white speckled beauty to its pitch black form and the subsequent return to its peppered look in a matter of decades is held up as an example of evolution in action.
The darker variety of moth was not known until 1811 yet a field expedition in Manchester in 1848 demonstrated a dramatic increase in their numbers. By 1895 it constituted 98% of the population. The species’ radical shift was caused by the improved relative survival of darker moths during Britain’s industrial revolution when the surfaces of trees and buildings were turned black by pollution. Moths that were able to stealthily blend in with their surroundings were less visible to predators, while those that stood out became easy targets. The lighter variety of the moth only became common again between 1962 and the present day as the air around cities became cleaner.

The concept of living in stealth, or ‘passing’ is often associated with LGBT and queer people. The need to appear ‘normal’, by living a gender that feels inauthentic, while conducting personal liaisons in secret or even marry a person of the opposite sex to keep up a charade of heterosexuality were strategies of survival for people who faced and those who continue to face persecution. With the growth of the political Right in the US and certain parts of Europe, a return to stealth is a serious concern for many people in parts of the world where LGBT rights were assumed to be secure.

Of course, even in its speckled form the peppered moth always has to adapt to survive. Just like the moth, the ways that we are able to express our selves will always be shaped by our environment, a factor represented here in the choice of the stereotypical (yet much loved) camp classics like Gloria Gaynor's ‘I Will Survive’ and Diana Ross’s ‘I’m Coming Out’. Queer people have always had to transform to survive. However, unlike the peppered moth, the collective visibility of our diversity has always been one of our greatest weapons in maintaining that survival

Photography by @brian.bothwell and @dwilby13

Feeling a little #rusty for our little intervention with @mcrartgallery responding to the Mary Greg Collection and talking to people about the future of Platt Hall.

Mary was an eccentric collector who gifted her belongings to the gallery, kick starting their costume collection...however in addition to costume she also hoarded all manner of bits and bobs that the gallery struggled to classify. #culturequeens #lovelytime .
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BASE: TV paint stick by @kryolanofficial avaliable at @dutyfreemanchester
pro concealer in white by @maccosmetics
POWDERS: Demon and Obsidian by @illamasqua @dutyfreemanchester
Chunky glitter by @glitopia
LIP: lip suede by @mollycosmetics .
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Headress and neck piece by me
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I am most inspired by the people around me...although not consciously summoned I can't deny the ghosts of @violetofficial
@annaphylactic1 @bankselliott in this look.
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BASE:pro concealer in white by @maccosmetics and @rcmamakeup
Translucent setting powder avaliable from @dutyfreemanchester
POWDERS: Obsidian by @illamasqua
LIP: lip suede in stonefox by @nyxcosmetics
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#casual .
BASE: TV paint stick by @kryolanofficial avaliable at @dutyfreemanchester
pro concealer in white by @maccosmetics
POWDERS: @stargazerproducts
In neon purple and orange avaliable at @dutyfreemanchester
Chunky glitter by @festivalface
LIP: lip suede by @nyxcosmetics
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