Performer Candis Cayne struts down 6th Avenue near the corner of 21st Street in Manhattan during her weekly performance of The Candis Cayne Show at The Tomato Restaurant; Cayne uses a wireless microphone to talk, lip sync and sing to the crowd who watches this portion of the show through the restaurant window.
Candis says it is hard to categorize her show, but people should not confuse what she does with drag; "Drag are men that dress up in women's clothing and dress up as fierce girls and perform. Transgendered people are people that live as females and that's their life- they identify as females, they have surgeries to become female. And they are also performers. So I fall into a category of my own. I have a category of my own, I'm so lucky!"
photo by Angela Jimenez for The New York Times
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