Mummer’s Drag Brigade Marches On

Some of Philly's most popular queens made history on New Year's Day

Feathers, spangles and gender bending are certainly not uncommon to the annual Mummer’s Parade every New Year’s Day, but this year, a brigade featuring some of Philly’s most popular drag stars made history by marching for the first time in an official capacity. Led by Brittany Lynn (real name Ian Morrison) the performers received plenty of attention despite all the usual fanfare. And while the queens were initially criticized by an organization called the Philadelphia Metro Task Force – the group wanted to ban the impersonators from the parade –  the response from revelers and Mummers alike was nothing short of, well, gay.

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