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The Week in Drag (04/14/2023)

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!

Another successful year for the Austin International Drag Festival

Congratulations to our friends at the Austin International Drag Festival on another successful year of presenting the largest and longest running drag festival in the world! We’re honored to have been a part of the amazing event in the past and look forward to hopefully working with them again in the future! (Learn more about this event here!)

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We have to talk about Princess Poppy

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 cast member, Princess Poppy, showed up to the reunion special wearing none other than Rebecca Glasscock’s infamous season 1 entrance look. I say bring back the casual jeans and t-shirt entrance looks. We’ve strayed so far from our roots.

Drag Race creators honored at SeriesFest

SeriesFest is presenting the Impact in Television Award to RuPaul’s Drag Race and its producers, Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey of World of Wonder. With the ongoing backlash against drag performers, it’s wonderful to see the show get the credit it deserves.

Vanity Announces “Vanity’s Dreamhouse Club Tour”

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So we’re like REALLY excited for the Barbie movie but we’re just as excited about Vanity’s new Barbie-inspired tour (and a bit jealous of our friends Down Under who get to see these shows)! Click here for more information!

Canada’s Drag Race wins big at Canadian award ceremony

Canada’s Drag Race took home an impressive six awards at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, snagging one more trophy than last year’s five victories. Plus, can we talk about how incredible the judges looked when they accepted the awards? Congrats to Brooke Lynn Hytes, Brad Goreski, Traci Melchor, and the contestants of season 3!

Bob the Drag Queen and Peppermint host an important podcast
Bob the Drag Queen added another podcast to her resume, recently launching Town Hall: A Black Queer Podcast with the legendary Peppermint. The duo tackles important issues with each episode. The most recent conversation was about substance use in the queer community. You can listen to it here.

The new Miss Continental Plus and Miss Continental Elite are crowned

Congratulations to the new Miss Continental Plus, Lindsay Paige and the new Miss Continental Elite, Taylor St. James!

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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