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.


  1. JMC says

    Courtney is definitely an ally, despite being such an irresponsible, narcissistic mess.

    It’s a bit unfair to say she owes her celebrity solely to Kurt, Hole was an important band.

  2. MaryM says

    Ugh – what a filthy transphobe.

    This woman with her cis-het privilege.

    Help me out here trannies – surely you’re outtraged that she mentioned drag queens – time for you to be outraged again.

  3. Rowan says

    All gay men dress in drag?? Really?? I find it shocking that these ‘wordly’ diva’s only know gay men as drag queens or bitchy hand bag holders.

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