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A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens

Jun 14, 2019 - The New York Times

On a humid Friday evening in May, Ana Masreya rushed from her job at a talent agency in Midtown East to her Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment. She only had two hours to prepare before hosting her second show.

Onstage, Ana, whose drag name means “I’m an Egyptian woman” in Arabic, can easily nail cartwheels in six-inch heels and always has a trick up her sleeve — or thigh-high boot, from which she may pull a glitter-drenched fan. But her performances belie the fact that her drag queen per...