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The Week In Drag (09/23/22)

The drag world is moving a mile a minute these days! If you’re worried you might have missed some of the week’s biggest stories, we understand. That’s where The Week in Drag comes in, your weekly look at the biggest stories unfolding in the drag scene. From shocking moments that unfold in the RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise to what’s going on in your local scene, we’ve got you covered!

Bushwig weekend!

New York’s iconic festival where over 100 drag queens take over the Brooklyn, New York neighborhood of Bushwick took place this weekend. Believe it or not, this event started out in someone’s backyard. Now, it’s one of the most popular queer festivals in the city.

The event saw a diverse lineup of performers. The legendary Haus of LaBeija took the stage, along with a surprise performance from the singer Yaeji. Chelsea Manning, the activist and whistleblower, was a featured DJ. At the end of the event, Janelle No 5 was crowned Miss Bushwig!

And the winner of Drag Race Down Under is…

Australia has a new reigning queen! The second season of Drag Race Down Under came to a close this week. The latest winner of the Drag Race franchise is Spankie Jackzon! The queen who wore one of the worst outfits ever made for a design challenge and nearly went home for it during the first episode charmed her way to the end! The fabulous and endearing queen won over not only our hearts but the whole dang thing! Congrats, Spankie! 

Hulu is combining two of our favorite things: Halloween and drag!

There’s a new Halloween special set to hit Hulu on October 1st. Huluween Dragstravaganza features a whole lineup for some of our favorite drag performers including Monet X Change, Ginger Minj, Lady Bunny, Jackie Beat, Manila Luzon, Landon Cider, and JujuBee, just to name a few! Oh yeah, and Kesha joins the cast, too! 

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The show will feature 5 original musical numbers, which will be released to download, of course. 

Lawrence Chaney is an author, baby!

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’s Lawerence Chaney isn’t only the winner, baby, they are also an author! Her book, (Drag) Queen of Scots: Life, Lessons On Paint, Pride, and Padding hits bookshelves today, September 23rd. The book shares stories from their past, including behind-the-scenes info from Season 2 of Drag Race UK. Most importantly, however, they open up about mental health, finding strength, and struggling with gender identity. 

You can grab a copy of Lawrence’s book wherever books are sold!

Call Me Mother Season 2 cast has been announced!

The incredible show that features non-binary performers is back for a second season and the cast is sickening! Hosted by Peppermint (Drag Race Season 9) and Crystal (Drag Race UK Season 1) and performer Barbada de Barbades.

The Canadian cast of performers includes Champanga, Imarra, Jenna Seppa, Jessie Précieuse, Justin Abit, Kingchella, Makayla Couture, Mya Foxx, Newfound Lad, Pepper, Phoenix Black, Seyoncé Knows, Miss Shay Dee, Stony Mac, and Weebee

The new season debuts on October 26th on OutTV

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Miss Gay America New York results!

The results are in, Gia Bianca Stephens is the newly crowned Miss Gay America New York! She was crowned on Monday night with Fifi DuBois as runner-up. Both queens will compete in Nationals in January. Congrats, Gia and Fifi, from all of us at!


Are you looking for a spot to see some great drag in Texas on a Friday or Saturday? Look no further than Rumors Bar in Galveston! The Rumor Report is hosted by Dessie Love Blake on Fridays and Saturdays. You don’t want to miss this show! 

Now you’re caught up on The Week in Drag! Did you see an amazing pageant and want to share the results? Did you see a show that had you shook as the kids say? Is there a big story in your local drag scene you want to share? Send us an email ( and it might be featured in a future edition of The Week in Drag!

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One small brushfire away from completing the Serial Killer Triad, Haley is a hell-raising college student and sports journalist. Calling the suburbs of the gayest city in America home, she's sure to bring it to you every ball.

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