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


Detox


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


Varuka