As a drag queen who was raised Muslim I'm a right-wing meme maker's worst nightmare

A Muslim woman in a Niqab sat next to a legs-splayed drag queen on a train: this was the recently viral meme that looked like a film poster to a re-imagined Harold & Maude. As I’m a drag performer myself – and was also raised Muslim – it felt like my soul had been expunged and split in two onto the photograph.

Whilst the image is comic for juxtaposing two stereotypically “conflicting” identities, its web popularity points to a profound social issue. Namely, how Western secularism has been pitted against Islam, which is positioned as culturally

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