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    Beautiful Photographs Of Drag Queens In China

    As views on sexuality slowly evolve in modern mainland China, the Chunai 98 club gives these men a place to express themselves.

    The Chunai 98 club, located in the Nanning, Guangxi Province of Southern China, featuring a rare showcase of performances by a small group of cross-dressing Chinese men, has slowly gained some local acceptance. Many of them come from small cities in other provinces, having left their families in search of acceptance, employment, and a sense of community.

    Mianbao

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    Caomei stands in the doorway to attract customers at the Chunai 98 club on Jan.11 in Nanning, Guangxi Province, southern China.

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    Baomei, (center), Caomei, (right), and Wudi (left) rehearse routines out of costume at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 10.

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    Wudi puts on makeup before performing at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 9.

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    Chinese drag queens get ready backstage before performing at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 10.

    Caomei

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    Mianbao jokes as he puts on fake breasts as part of a costume before performing for customers at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 10.

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    The drag queens perform at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 10.

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    Caomei dances on stage at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 11.

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    Baomei (right), looks on as a male dancer hugs another between performances at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 9.

    Baomei

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    Chinese drag queens (left to right) Caomei, Shuangshuangm, Baomei, and Xiaoyi eat dinner together out of costume at a restaurant after performing at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 10.

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    Chinese drag queen Baomei applies makeup before performing at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 10.

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    Chinese drag queen Baomei laughs while getting ready before performing at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 10.

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    Chinese drag queen Baomei dances on stage at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 11.

    Shuangshuang

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    Caomei (left) and Baomei (right) wait for customers so they can perform on a slow night at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 11.

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    Wudi (right) and Mianbao (center) joke as Shuangshuang (left) looks on while rehearsing on a slow night at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 11.

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    Wudi

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    Shancun (third from left) has a drink with customers after performing at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 10.

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    Caomei adjusts his outfit backstage before performing at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 9.

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    Chinese drag queen Baomei displays a tattoo backstage at the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 9.

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    Shuangshuang (left) and Baomei (right) kiss as Baomei wakes up on a cold afternoon in their dormitory room near the Chunai 98 club on Jan. 11 in Nanning, Guangxi Province, southern China.