Queerty: Gay drag racer Travis Shumake on tight suits, his intense car accident, and his ‘Housewives’ tagline
This weekend, a drag racer is making queer herstory. And, for perhaps the first time, we’re not talking about a drag queen, but an actual race car driver—we’re surprised too!
His name’s Travis Shumake and, with his debut at the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals in Topeka, Kansas, that makes him the first openly gay professional drag racer. Considering the sport’s reputation for a more conservative-leaning audience, Shumake’s presence on the track is nothing short of groundbreaking.
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