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The Week in Drag (04/07/23)

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 Heklina 

Words seem to escape me here as I write about a loss as big as Heklina. As a Bay Area native, I spent over a decade watching her perform and attending gigs at her former club, Oasis. She was a wonderful person who leaves behind a truly incredible legacy. There is no denying that the impact of her loss will be felt around the Bay Area and beyond. She will be deeply missed. 

In Memory of Crystal Woods

In addition to losing Heklina, we also lost one of the greatest stars of the Vegas strip and one of best Diana Ross impersonators in world, Crystal Woods. We share our condolences with her family, friends and fans.

Rita Baga crowns Drag Couenne as Belgium’s first Drag Race Superstar

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Congratulations to Drag Couenne on their win! Catch up on the entire season Drag Race Belgique S1 on WOW Presents Plus.

Jinkx Monsoon joins the cast of Doctor Who

Jinkx Monsoon does it again! Her time on the Broadway stage may have come to a close, but her time in the public eye certainly hasn’t. Jinkx will be playing a major role on Doctor Who, though there have been few details released just yet. However, we are so proud of Jinkx, proving to the world that she is the star we’ve always known she is!

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Drag queens hit the CMT Awards stage

With drag bans and anti-gay legislation sweeping the south, country singer Kelsea Ballerini took a stand by having Manila Luzon, Jan Sport, Kennedy Davenport, and Olivia Lux join her on stage during her performance. Of course, there was some backlash, but this moment was monumental. Shout out to Kelsea and the queens for taking a risk that got people talking!

Paper Magazine Loves NYC Drag

Paper Magazine partnered with Brooklyn drag queen Missleidy Rodriguez on a photo series featuring some of the best and brightest of the New York drag scene! Check out the article and shoot here!

Loosey LaDuca and friends release a remix of her infamous talent show performance song
Sure, Loosey LaDuca’s talent show performance of her original song, Let Loose, was far from a spectacular performance. However, Lemon and Jan have joined in to make the most fun remix of the song. You can listen to it here.


You definitely won’t want to miss stand up Drag Race legend Darienne Lake’s new comedy special, Altered Boy, available now for rent and purchase on all major platforms!

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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