Austin Young has been documenting drag and trans culture since 1985 through portraiture.

“Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short and wear shirts and boots because it's okay to be a boy; for girls it's like promotion. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading, according to you, because secretly you believe that being a girl is degrading.” –Ian McEwan, The Cement Garden

Sharon Needles

Pandora Boxx

Jackie Beat


Alaska Thunderfuck

Peaches Christ

Sharon Needles

Squeaky Blonde

Christeene Vale

Chris Crocker

Willam Belli

Dani Daniels

Varla Jean Merman

Carmen Carrera

Sharon Needles

Raja aka Sutan Amrull

The Infamous Boom Boom

Jeffree Star

Raja aka Sutan Amrull