Courtney Love: ‘Drag Queens Taught Me How To Be A Rock Star’


Occasional lady lover and gay marriage supporter Courtney Love — who has expressed love for her gay fans in the past  — gave props to drag queens in a recent interview with Gay Times magazine:

“When I was a kid I was definitely what you would call a fag hag because that's how I learned to dress and be extrovert and walk into a room… I would say my freshman year of learning how to be a rock star was just hanging around drag queens…

[When asked why she thinks she’s regarded as a gay icon, she added,] “I think it's surviving. It has to be. Surviving, and also the ability to do drag, to clean up nice. I might look like shit this morning, but you know, I clean up nice.”

Love expressed appreciation for her gay fans in an August 2013 Vanity Fair interview and also appeared in the documentary about Hole’s lesbian drummer, Hit So Hard.