CLOTHES IN MOTION – Designer Juan Chavez on his upcoming collaboration with Naomi Smalls for Rupaul’s Drag Race, hate mail, and sidewalk gum.

BY JOE FARAGHER Photos of Chavez by Jon Wells Sitting in Juan Chavez’s home in Highland Park, overlooking Northeast Los Angeles, an enormous flurry of bees races past the open window. Chavez, 31, from Palm Springs, California, floats over and shuts the glass. He takes a moment to look out at the insects vanishing into…

PUSHING LIMITS – COURTNEY ACT explores gender fluidity in new EP, “Kaleidoscope.”

  PUSHING LIMITS Courtney Act explores gender fluidity in new EP, “Kaleidoscope” BY JOE FARAGHER Ever since Australian Idol rejected  vocalist Shane Jenek and he, undeterred by the judges’ decision, re-auditioned and made it on as the glamazon Courtney Act, the Australian pop-star turned international drag sensation has been pushing the gender envelope and bringing…