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The Week in Drag (11/4/22)

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!

Miss Big Adams Apple Comedy Queen returns to New York City this Sunday

New York’s premiere comedy queen pageant, Miss Big Adams Apple, is taking place this Sunday at Industry Bar. Eight queens will be facing off for the crown. The event will honor Holly Box-Springs, last year’s winner. The competitors will be performing in front of judges that include Miz Cracker, while the event is hosted by Tina Burner. We will update you next week on who brings home the crown!

Jinkx Monsoon’s sketch comedy show is back for a new season

It was announced this week that the Queen of All Queens, Jinkx Monsoon, landed a second season of her sketch comedy show, Sketchy Queens, from World of Wonder. The new season will debut in 2023 exclusively on WOW Presents Plus.

Trixie Mattel meets Peloton

Gay icon Cody Rigsby of Peloton fame has launched a new series through the workout platform called LOL Cody, where he is joined by pop culture legends for a workout and a Q&A all at once. His first guest was none other than Trixie Mattel! If you subscribe to the platform, be sure to check it out!

RuPaul misses the latest episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

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You read that correctly! RuPaul’s Drag Race took a brief hiatus and turned into Michelle Visage’s Drag Race when RuPaul was absent from the series this week. Raven joined Michelle on the judges’ panel for the herstory-making episode. 

While no reason was given for Ru’s absence, just that it was out of her control, the show went on. Keep an eye out for our episode recap!

Pattie Gonia spreads an important message with her Halloween costume

Aside from being an incredibly talented drag queen, Pattie Gonia is a climate activist. This year, she wanted to go as something truly scary for Halloween- so she dressed as climate change. 

Pattie told NPR, “And honestly, what is scarier than climate change?” Not only did she look fierce, but she used her platform to spread awareness. 

Congratulations to the winners of Miss Black Universe

Last weekend, one of the most exciting events of the drag calendar took place in Atlanta, MBU Pageantry! The newly crowned Miss Black Universe is Diamond Frantz. Crowned alongside her were Mr. Black Universe, Zyon Milicahi, and Miss Black Universe Grand, A’mere Nye Camery. Congratulations from all of us at! 


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What’s better than a great polynesian style dinner? Well, obviously a drag show to go along with it! If you’re in the Phoenix area, you have to check out Barbra Seville‘s Sweet and Sour at Wok N’ Roll at 8 pm each Thursday!

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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