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Virgin Atlantic announced it will be doing away with gendered uniforms and will instead allow its pilots, cabin crew, and staff to choose the outfit they most feel comfortable in, “no matter their gender, gender identity, or gender expression.”The announcement of the airline’s new gender-inclusive policies came complete with a chic video, with gorgeous crew members dancing and showing off their Vivienne Westwood-designed threads. We’re pretty sure those are hired dancers-slash-models and not actual flight attendants, but we stan nonetheless.We’ve changed our uniform code to give our crew, pilot and ground teams the option to choose which of our iconic uniforms, designed by Vivienne Westwood, best represents them ? #SeeTheWorldDifferently pic.twitter.com/dbCP4WxObl— virginatlantic (@VirginAtlantic) September 28, 2022And, yes, that is RuPaul’s Drag Race‘s own Michelle Visage, making the upgrade from Glamazon Airways to Virgin Atlantic! In an official press statement, Visage—a noted ally and mother of a non-binary child—says that, “people feel empowered when they are wearing what best represents them, and this gender identity policy allows people to embrace who they are and bring their full selves to work.”But, as reliable as an airport Cinnabon, conservatives are up in arms about the changes, taking to Twitter to decry the “woke” updates and shout about things that don’t concern them at all.Perhaps the most ridiculous response (and that’s saying something) came from Info Wars regular conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson.
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Virgin Atlantic Launches New Gender-Neutral Uniform Policy
(CNN) – Virgin Atlantic has said it is scrapping gendered uniform options in an effort to champion the individuality of its employees.The British airline announced in a press release on Wednesday that cabin crew, pilots, and ground staff can select which uniform they feel most comfortable in – “no matter their gender, gender identity, or gender expression.” Optional pronoun badges will also become available for crew and passengers.The red and burgundy staff uniforms, created by British designer Vivienne Westwood, will no longer be categorized under “male” and “female,” a Virgin Atlantic spokesperson told CNN on Wednesday.Juha Jarvinen, Virgin Atlantic’s chief commercial officer, said in the press release that the company believes it’s important to encourage people to “embrace their individuality and be their true selves at work.”Jarvinen added: “It is for that reason that we want to allow our people to wear the uniform that best suits them and how they identify and ensure our customers are addressed by their preferred pronouns.”Michelle Visage, a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, who showcased the uniform alongside staff, welcomed the move.“As the mother of a non-binary child, and as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, these efforts by Virgin Atlantic to further inclusivity for its people are extremely important and personal to me,” she said in the press release. “People feel empowered when they are wearing what best represents them, and this gender identity policy allows people to embrace who they are and bring their full selves to work.”Virgin Atlantic said the changes are part of a wider series of initiatives under its “Be Yourself” agenda.The long-haul carrier has also changed its ticketing system.
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WATCH: Who are the stars of the re-vamped ‘Secret Celebrity Drag Race’? We have theories!
All Stars with some fresh fillers and a new set of pearly-white veneers, RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race is back this summer looking better than ever.In spring of 2020, the franchise spin-off made a fun if conceptually confused debut, in which trios of celebrities (Vanessa Williams and Loni Love among them) were given drag makeovers by queens, and then asked to compete in classic one-off challenges, like Snatch Game or the Rusical.The idea behind things being “secret” was flimsy at best given the contestants “RuVealed” themselves at the episode’s outset, but, hey, it was early on in the pandemic and we were happy for another diversion.This August, the format gets a revamp (a RuVamp???), taking a page from The Masked Singer to ensure that the “secret” stays in Secret Celebrity Drag Race. As a brand-new trailer details, 9 stars will compete in “the ultimate lip-sync showdown,” undergoing drag transformations while keeping their identities hush-hush.These stars are sitting on a secret! ? ? Don’t miss a brand-Ru season of Secret #CelebDragRace — FRIDAY AUGUST 12 at 8/7c on @VH1! ? pic.twitter.com/Lsv8mwqXkw— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) July 18, 2022On a souped up soundstage, they’ll perform in front of a live studio audience to be judged by Mama Ru, Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews, and Carson Kressley.
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RuPaul releases statement about LGBTQ+ rights following Emmy nominations
Emmy nominations with a statement about LGBTQ+ rights.The nominations for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday (July 12), with Succession, Ted Lasso and The White Lotus among the most celebrated shows.RuPaul’s Drag Race earned eight nominations in total, including Outstanding Competition Program and Outstanding Host For A Reality or Competition Program.In a post on Instagram following the nominations, RuPaul wrote: “As the basic human rights of LGBTQ+ people are being threatened once again, I want to thank our peers in the Television Academy for acknowledging the achievements of the beautiful and talented souls that work in front of and behind the cameras at RuPaul’s Drag Race.A post shared by RuPaul (@rupaulofficial)“Through the miracle of drag, our spectacular season 14 queens have touched hearts and opened minds around the planet.”He added: “We will never take for granted the platform we’ve been given to tell authentic queer stories, and pledge to do everything in our power to continue to spread light, love, and laughter.“To our partners at World of Wonder, Paramount and VH1, thank you for having our backs every high-heeled step of the way.”The digital companion show to RuPaul’s Drag Race, Whatcha Packin’ hosted by Michelle Visage, also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series.The ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday September 22.
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