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Towleroad Gay News: Drag queens compete for top prize in Nicaragua pageant

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MANAGUA (Reuters) – In a packed bar in Nicaragua‘s capital, Managua, on Friday night, more than 1,000 people gathered to see a group of drag queens battle it out to snatch the crown for best performance while representing several Central American countries. The Mix Imperial Central American Tropical Drag Royale provided a stage for drag performers in a region where LGBT people often face discrimination and economic hardship. “It’s a form of catharsis,” said Alexa Evangelista, a drag queen from El Salvador and one of the night’s performers, who lip-synched and danced for the adoring crowd. A ju…

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