Gabe Wing, his dark brown hair pulled back in a messy ponytail, sits at the square wooden table at his home, still bearing the trappings of his drag persona, Natalia Flores: Purple, glittery polish sparkles off his fingernails, his eyes are rimmed with black liner.

The night before, he emceed a drag show at the Flycatcher.

And he will do it again Thursday, Feb. 8, at Welcome Diner when he hosts the restaurant’s Drunk Drag Queen Storytellers: slightly tipsy drag queens tell stories, crack jokes and play games with the audience.

Wing, 30, always had a penchant for the theatrics. He did band, choir and performed in musicals at Palo Verde High School. “I used to record Janet Jackson on the VCR, like all of her performances, and I would learn all of the moves and then make my family watch me do it,” Wing laughs.

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