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!
In memory of Darcelle XV
Darcelle XV, who made waves as the oldest working drag queen, sadly passed away of natural causes at the age of 92. She was a legend not only in her native Portland, Oregon but around the world. She continued to perform up until a few weeks before her death. Darcelle will be extremely missed and forever remembered for her contributions to the community.
Patty BouRey Crowned National Miss Comedy Queen
Congratulations to Patty BouRey who was crowned National Miss Comedy Queen in Orlando!
Jinkx Monsoon boosts Chicago profits
We’ve always known Jinkx Monsoon was a star, but now the world does, too. As she bids farewell to her extended role as Mama Morton, she brought in the highest-grossing, non-holiday week in the history of the show’s 26 years on the stage. We couldn’t be more proud of Jinkx and the representation of queer art she is bringing to the mainstream!
A new Drag Race España trailer has dropped!
If you’re ready for a new season of Drag Race España, we’re right there with you. The latest season is slated to air on April 16th, but you can catch a sneak peek at what’s to come with a newly released trailer! Catch the action here.
BenDeLaCreme made an appearance on The Daily Show
BenDeLaCreme sat down with The Daily Show guest host Al Franken for an important conversation about Tennessee’s anti-drag legislation and the overall violence against drag queens. It’s an important conversation. Check it out here.
In Memory of Lily Savage
We are paying tribute to yet another drag legend we lost recently. Lily Savage was a legendary performer in the United Kingdom. In the 90s, she had her own show on the BBC, where she once had Elton John as a guest. She was constantly advocating for LGBTQ+ issues, especially AIDS. She will be missed dearly.
Southern California Continental Pageantry crowns their court
Congratulations to Honey Davenport and Noel Anaya on being crowned Miss and Mr. Southern California Continental! Best of luck to them both at Nationals!
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!