Every day during the month of June, we will be spotlighting our 2022 Logo30. This powerful series profiles ordinary and extraordinary people who show pride in unique and provocative ways. Visit the Logo30 homepage to view current and past honorees.
By Sam Manzella
If you’ve spent any amount of time in the Brooklyn drag scene, then you’ve probably encountered Chiquitita.
Chiquitita, a.k.a. Angel Flores, has made a name for herself as a standout drag performer and proud transgender Latina. The Queens-born, Brooklyn-based artist was crowned Miss Bushwig in 2018 and recently competed on Alaska Thunderfuck’s show Drag Queen of the Year Pageant Competition Award Contest Competition, in which she wowed viewers with her jaw-dropping, couture-level sewing skills. Williamsburg gays might also recognize her from the drag show Oops, which she hosted for years at The Rosemont.
Chiquitita came out to the world as trans in 2019, but she never feared how her fans and fellow drag performers in Brooklyn would react.
“I like to say that the Brooklyn drag community is a matriarchy, whereas the rest of the world is a patriarchy,” she tells Logo. “A lot of us are trans. A lot of us are nonbinary. A lot of us are women, and we lead the space. No man's gonna tell us how to run our space. And I love it. I knew it was the perfect place.”
Perhaps that’s why her Pride advice is as follows: “Continue to be as authentic to yourself as you can be, whatever that means.”
Can we get an amen up in here? Learn more about Chiquitita and the rest of our 2022 Logo30 honorees in the video below.