Men who assume the character or appearance of women. Drag queens, or "queens" for short, are mostly entertainers who dance, sing, lip sync and perform in costume (often extravagantly presented female attire) at drag shows. The origin of the word "drag" is unclear; however, female illusionists can be dated back to Ancient Rome and Shakespearean theater. Today, many drag queens perform in drag shows, which became popular after the first world war.
Drag queens should not to be confused with transvestites. Read Drag Queens vs.Transvestites
Also see: Lady Bunny