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These ‘Drag Race’ queens went out for a competition and came back with a whole new community

A post shared by FOLX Health (@folxhealth)This profile is part of Queerty’s 2022 Out For Good series, recognizing public figures who’ve had the courage to come out and make a difference in the past year, in celebration of National Coming Out Day on October 11.Drag Names: Bosco, 29Jasmine Kennedie, 23Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté, 30Willow Pill, 27Bio: This quartet of über-talented drag performers came to know one another during the filming of season 14 of Rupaul’s Drag Race. Hailing from all different parts of the U.S.
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How Drag Race’s Ginny Lemon shattered huge LGBTQ+ boundaries in Commonwealth opening ceremony: ‘This is a huge deal for queer people everywhere‘
Drag Race legend Ginny Lemon has spoken out about the ‘honour’ of representing their community at this year’s Commonwealth Games.The drag queen thrilled crowds at Birmingham as they opened the ceremony in a lemon-shaped hot air balloon, kicking off the global event in their unique, brilliant way.It was an absolutely massive moment for Ginny’s career – but more than that, the star felt the ‘momentous’ honour of representing both their homeland of the West Midlands and the LGBTQ+ community.The opening of the Games was broadcast to an audience of up to one billion people, across Commonwealth countries – the vast majority of which criminalises being gay.Ginny, who is non-binary, spoke to Metro.co.uk about the importance of representation, describing it as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for them.‘I’m feeling on top of the world, I feel absolutely amazing,’ they said.‘I cannot believe how momentous it was… It was once-in-a-lifetime for me and to be part of that, to be representing the west Midlands, I feel so honoured.They said it was ‘amazing to be watched by over 1 billion people, 30,000 people in the stadium, from all around the world. ‘For me, the most humbling experience is that in a lot of these countries it’s illegal to be part of the LGBTQ+ community.
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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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From ‘Hereditary’ to ‘Glee’, these are the spoken word lip-syncs ‘Drag Race’ should do next
so into monologuing right now.On the most recent episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 7, herstory was made when Ru announced that the week’s winning queens—[spoiler!] Jinkx Monsoon and Monét X Change—would compete in a “spoken word” Lip Sync For Your Legacy for the first time ever, opening up a gag-worthy new world of opportunities, 13+ years into the franchise’s run.Related: Why ‘Drag Race All-Stars 7’ is THE season to watchInstead of the requisite modern pop bop or classic gay anthem, the queens were asked to prepare a lip-sync to Dixie Carter’s iconic monologue from a 1986 episode of Designing Women dubbed “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia.”What followed was something fresh and exciting for Drag Race—a whole new avenue for these legendary legends to show off what makes them so, well, legendary—as Jinkx and Monét went big, bold, and had a ball mouthing along to Carter’s Julia Sugarbaker dropping some pageant knowledge on her rival, Marjorie Lee Winnick (Pamela Bowen).Watch the queens hilariously ham it up below:So, how did this spoken-word lip-sync experiment go over? Well, the second it ended, 12,000 people jumped to their feet for sixteen and one-half minutes of uninterrupted thunderous ovation, as flames illuminated Jinkx and Monét’s tear-stained faces!Related: The 10 best lip-syncs from ‘Drag Race’ Season 14 rankedMonologuing and lip-syncing along to notable video clips and audio cues has long been a part of live drag, and the Designing Women scene has a special reverence within the community.
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