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Local photographer, drag king aims to document LGBTQ performer community in 'Queerbook'

Local photographer, drag king aims to document LGBTQ performer community in 'Queerbook'

Local photographer Chris Jennings had always taken photos of queer performers at local events, but often, the real names of people behind drag went unknown, she said. Even at her own events, says Jennings — also a drag king, “Chris Jay,” who was recently named King of Baltimore Pride 2018 — much of the community didn’t know the performers by name.

That’s when she thought, “maybe I should just get out and travel [and photograph] all of the performers that entertain our communities,” said Jennings, 38.

Realizing there was a need to show the queer performers in a new light, Jennings decided to launch “

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