"Don't deny those children the magic of knowing that they belong'."
A GOP lawmaker is trying to ban kids from attending drag shows. Here's why this performer says the bill would be harmful to the art form.
June 17, 2022
Ginger Ladd is an NYC-based fdrag queen, entertainer, and “Rockaway’s Queen of Queens,” who credits drag for helping shape both a personal and professional identity.
Ginger has a long history with drag, beginning in San Francisco. “I stepped into drag a long time ago, and I was just a different person,” Ginger tells In The Know, “I just wasn’t comfortable in my own skin.”
Even though Ginger feels at home performing drag, not everyone is accepting of the art form. While Ginger’s family-friendly performances have become a New York City sensation, she reveals that he still receives pushback from people to this day. However, when dealing with critics, Ginger takes a compassionate approach. “People want to polarize themselves,” Ginger explains, “And for those of them that just will never accept me, I think it’s important for me to actually do this for them too.”
Interview with Morgan Hines from USA Today on the return of drag entertainment in New York City after the pandemic in June, 2021.
Poseidon’s Parade was one for the fishhooks, uh, books! On Saturday, September 17, Rockaway donned their nautical best and took to the boardwalk to make a splash for this annual end-of-summer bash.
September 22, 2022
INNSiDE by Meliá New York Nomad, the first Meliá hotel to open in North America, will be hosting The Wilson Fill-Up Drag Brunch with Ginger Ladd every Saturday from 11AM-3PM.
Ginger Ladd, Rockaway’s own Queen of Queens hosts the weekly event at the hotel’s signature restaurant The Wilson which specializes in cocktails and seafood. Guests are invited to indulge in any of the delicious brunch entrées, mimosas, beer, or specialty cocktails while enjoying the pop-up drag shows. The hotel’s resident DJ will keep the party going during these fabulous performances by Ginger Ladd and a rotating company of the best drag performers in New York City.
September 1, 2022
In celebration of Pride Month, Rockaway locals and out-of-towners showed up on Saturday, June 26 for the 3rd Annual Rockaway Pride Drag Brunch hosted by Rockaway’s Queen of Queens, Ginger Ladd at The Rockaway Hotel.
“I came out publicly saying you deny these children the opportunity to be themselves... actually living our true and authentic selves. You are denying them one of the biggest things that they could possibly have, that is representation. We’ve grown up with so much heteronormative media. I never saw another boy kissing another boy on TV or movies for years. Video games, comic books. This is for that time for that child right there who maybe is gender non-conforming.”
July 1, 2022
Professional Philosophy: “Lead with love, joy, and gratitude. Serve others with compassion, positivity, and humility.”
March 16, 2022
Ginger is graduating from a link in bio landing page to an actual website. More pages will be added soon. While we transition all elements to GingerLadd.com, all non-transferred elements can still be found at the link below.
Thank you for your continued love and support Dolls.