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The Week in Drag (12/16/2022)

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!

RuPaul’s Drag Race is back and bigger than ever!

The latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race was announced this week. The cast features drag legends like Sasha Colby and Salina EsTitties. Several queens who have gone viral on TikTok will also be joining the cast, as well as the first set of twins, Sugar and Spice. Plus, Season 15 will air on MTV! 

The party starts on January 6th! This year there will be no storming of the Capitol, only the Werkroom!

Ariana Grande will be the first guest judge for Season 15!

Since Lady Gaga hit the mainstage during RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, Mama RuPaul has not disappointed us with a slew of pop stars sitting at the judges’ table for opening night. This season is no different. Ariana Grande will be making her Drag Race debut this January! 

World of Wonder and drag queens pay tribute to the legendary Paul Lynde

Making The Yuletide Gay: A Very Special Paul Lynde Christmas, a holiday special starring Jackie Beat and Lady Bunny and written by Bruce Vilanche is available to watch on YouTube! This hilarious tribute to a pioneering queer actor needs to be added to your holiday streaming list IMMEDIATELY! 

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Drag Race Italia has crowned a new winner!

Season 2 of Drag Race Italia has come to a close and a new queen has been crowned. La Diamond slayed the competition and came out on top. She made history as the first queen to win four maxi challenges in the franchise, even conquering the beast that is Snatch Game. Congrats from all of us, La Diamond! 

Rosé has released a new song just in time for the holidays!

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 finalist, Rosé, has released a cover and stunning music video just in time for the holidays. A huge Christmas lover, Rosé paid tribute to the holiday with her own version of Santa Baby, which you can stream wherever you listen to music.

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You Have to See This!

It’s no secret that Landon Cider is incredible and all of us at are obsessed with them. However, you absolutely have to see this incredible take on Home Alone!


New York City! Are you ready to get in the holiday mood with the help of drag queens? Look no further than the Doris Dear Christmas Special at the Triad Theater on December 16th and 17th. Get ready for some live jazz from Doris and her crew of amazing performers! Click here for more info

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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