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 speaks out against anti-drag legislation
After pressure from fans on social media, RuPaul has finally spoken out about the anti-drag bills being introduced in various parts of the United States. Ru shared, “Drag queens are the Marines of the queer movement. Don’t get it twisted and don’t be distracted. Register to vote so we can get these stunt queens out of office and put some smart people with real solutions into government. And by the way, a social media post has never been as powerful as a registered vote.”
Some fans were far from pleased with this statement. How do you all feel? Let us know in the comments below.
Drag legend Charles Busch has written a book
Drag legend, as well as actor and playwright, Charles Busch, has written a biography about their amazing career. Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy is available now for pre-order here or where books are sold. We’re highly anticipating this book’s release and recommend for people who want to learn more about the herstory of this art form.
Eureka’s new name is revealed
Eureka O’Hara of RuPaul’s Drag Race and We’re Here fame came out as a trans woman in December. Now, she has announced her new name. Well, her name is still Eureka, but it is now formally recognized by the law! She has legally changed her name and gender identity. Congrats, Eureka!
Marcia Marcia Marcia makes Drag Race history
Marcia Marcia Marcia has broken a record. She has been named safe the most consecutive times in the history of the show. Hey, safe is better than landing in the bottom two, right?
Voss Events has announced the latest Werq The World tour
Get ready to see all of your favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants all over the world! The tour features queens like Jaida Essence Hall, Yvie Oddly, and Aquaria, just to name a few! To see if the tour is coming to a city near you, check out the Voss website.
Jaymes Mansfield and Pandora Boxx are on #THEDISH
Tubi-TV is streaming a new episode of #THEDISH featuring guest stars Jaymes Mansfield and Pandora Boxx. Check out the trailer for the episode below!
Sunny Dee-Lite’s Continental Pageantry newsletter now on WERRRK.com!
In case you missed it this week, the current reigning Miss Continental, the fabulous Sunny Dee-Lite’s (Read Chiffon’s interview with her here!) monthly newsletter, The Continental Forecast is Sunny, previously only available on Facebook, is now available on WERRRK.com! We’re very excited to with Sunny and the Continental pageantry system to preserve these important parts of the national titleholders’ reigns for posterity! Read Issue #6 now here and look for her previous five issues soon!
If you find yourself in Palm Springs this Saturday night, head to Toucans Tiki Lounge for Kickxy Vixen‘s Playhouse! Shows at 9 and 11pm!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and it might be featured in a future edition of The Week in Drag!