I've often wondered how some drag queens feel about transgender women. This article written by Zack Ford for Think Progress really takes a look at the different world between transgender women and drag queens. For me I believe there is a vast difference. For example transgender women live their lives as women, have made or want to make the transition from male to female (not all transgenders elect to go through with the surgery), as for drag queens this is an art, a way to express themselves, or has become a part of their lives as an alter-ego.
But is there a divide between transgender women and drag queens? Most of the drags queens I know are very accepting, spend a lot of time working hard to break down barriers or stereotypes both inside and outside of the community. Now I will say that I've heard some drag queens bitch, complain and put down a transgender women who want to perform along side of drag queens.
So, is there really a divide between transgender women and drag queens? Or is this simple a myth pushed by a few in the LGBT community? What are you thoughts?