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 DragCon raises serious cash for ACLU’s Drag Defense Fund
If you made it out to DragCon this weekend, we hope you all had a blast! I know I certainly did. (Cheap plug check out my Reels to find out what the queens of DragCon wearing on the WERRRK.com Instagram channel here!) Meeting queens and buying merch wasn’t all that went down at the con this year. Attendees helped raise an impressive $40,000 for the ACLU’s Drag Defense fund to help fight anti-drag laws across the country. The fund has now collected nearly $1.5 million! What an incredible feat!
A new drag queen of the year has been crowned!
Alaska Thunderfuck and Lola LeCroix’s legendary drag pageant has chosen a new winner! Congrats are in order for Nicki Jizz! I must say, as a San Francisco Bay Area native, I was rooting for Nicki! The competition unfolded the Sunday after DragCon in Los Angeles and was hosted by Alaska and Detox. Cheers to every performer who competed!
Brigitte Bandit storms the Texas State Capitol with a powerful message
No, Brigitte Bandit did not storm the capitol like the weirdos did on January 6th, but if she did, we would have supported her. Instead, she wore a powerful dress with the names of the Uvalde and Allen mass shooting victims with writing on the back that urged the state to protect kids from guns, not drag. The post went viral, as it should. Her message was powerful and we applaud her activism!
Look out for your favorite drag queens on Celebrity Family Feud
If you’re anything like me, this is a dream crossover. Queens like Willam, Manila Luzon, Symone, Jackie Beat, and Bianca Del Rio will be on the upcoming season of Celebrity Family Feud. So far there has not been an episode release date, but we will keep you updated when there is!
A whole bunch of content is heading to WowPresents Plus!
A lot of fun content is heading to the WowPresents app! Look out for shows featuring the winners of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK like Krystal Versace’s Keeping Up With Krystal Versace, and Danny Beard’s After Shave with Danny Beard. Look out for other shows like Avalon TV that feature the wonderful House of Avalon (which includes queens like Symone and Gigi Goode) and Bring Back My Girls Season 2. Be on the lookout all summer and fall for these new fun shows!
Tennessee Continental crowns its queen!
Congratulations to the gorgeous Kimberly Jade Keating on being crowned the new Miss Tennessee Continental! Best of luck on your journey to Nationals this fall!
If you find yourself in Asbury Park tonight, head on over to Paradise and check out The Cristal Ball, hosted by the fabulous Victoria Courtez! Show starts at 11:30pm!
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 (email@example.com) and it might be featured in a future edition of The Week in Drag!