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25 Mar

GO FUND DRAG!!

Drag Queens In Need GoFundMe Image

Some more great news in light of all the weird news we’ve seen lately. There is a hero amongst us and her name is Zoe Tobocman also known as @truffleandbass on Instagram. She is the creator of the “Queens in Need” GoFundMe page.

She loves drag… as she and everyone should… and wanted to help out those who have been affected by not being able to perform for their audiences and subsequently not having enough money for their needs. As “they” say, “it costs a lot to look this cheap”.

Enter the QUEENS IN NEED GoFundMe page which she has promised to donate 100% of the proceeds to the drag queens who apply for assistance. Apparently she works better than unemployment or other government agencies in her quick response and qualifications.

Make sure you share the link to the GoFundMe page so we can get more visibility and CLICK HERE for the application.

HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ZOE TOBOCMAN/@truffleandbass for creating this and NATALIE RENEE@dragenthusiast for partnering with us on getting the word out.

As an added bonus, Drag Queens Galore is donating a $25 Amazon Gift Card at random selection to one of the generous donors to the GoFundMe

24 Mar

Drag Shows Galore

So what’s up with the house arrest?

If you’re on this planet… which we haven’t quite made our viewership on Mars yet, so you must be… then you’re probably home for a while and quite possibly bored out of your mind!

Well never fear, Drag Queens are here… well, not here because the social distancing thing, but you know, they’re in your “living room” thanks to all the streaming shows!

We’re so excited that everyone has made adjustments and figured out how to “brings it to you every [where]”

We’d love to help any and all drag performers during this time. We know we sent out the notification on social media that we’re reposting all performers who share their Venmo/CashApp/PayPal info in the comments of their posts that tag @dragqueensgalore on Instagram. But please feel free to share YouTube videos, Twitter Tweets, Facebook Posts, and anything else we can share.

If you’re a fan, please tip what you can… $1, $2, $20, whatever, it all helps and they are being creative, so please make sure you share with friends, family, enemies, dogs, whatever!

03 Feb

Daily Insta Pic(k)

Check back Daily to see who the Daily Instagram Pick is…. it could be you! What’s that? You’re not on our feed? Hunty, it’s not hard, we just ask that you follow @DragQueensGalore on Instagram and Tag or DM us with your image. We’ll repost your shot and you could be featured here!

TODAY’S DQG INSTA PIC(K) ..

@beccabedraggin caught Miss Katana Rei being creative again. Thanks for tagging us!

21 Jan

Where are the queens?

A brief summary of how you can get some more drag queens on TV outside of the competition shows

Willam in Wig

Do you ever feel like when you watch these “drag shows” you really wish you could see more of them outside of the competitions?

Well, I guess Mama Ru does too because as usual, she’s brought her favorites to her Netflix show with her. Now we all know Moms don’t have favorites (wink wink) but let’s face it, there are clearly some she wants to be around a little more often than others. The Netflix show AJ and The Queen follows a queen and her incredibly insightful young co-star on a journey of miles and miles of self maturity and experience.

What about other shows like Dragula? Will The Boulet Brothers make a feature-length film, we can already tell they like to tell stories by the intros of the competition show Dragula, also on Netflix. Will we get the full story in one long piece or will they leave the acting chops to Ru and continue with the chopping of heads of the losing contestants? Unfortunately, we don’t have any inside scoop on that yet, but we’ll keep asking The Boulet Brothers once they remove the restraining order.

In the meantime, we urge you to watch as much of the projects the queens do to keep them booked and working. Local queens (Non-Drag Race contestants – as of the publishing of this story) like Misty Violet, Allusia, and the LA gang can be seen in Cherry Pop with Bob The Drag Queen, Tempest DuJour, and more. While documentaries like “Wig” on HBO show off a slew of New York Queens when they pulled off the revival of Wigstock.

Whatever you do, get some more drag in your life because life is just too serious and drag queens let us have a good time and escape for a while. Thank you to all the queens who support us and entertain us and help us get through life with some laughter and flare. It can’t be easy in those heels and wigs… not to mention the tucks – AKA prison for your jewels.

Let us know some of your favorite movies in the comments below

11 Dec

Debut single from queer Scottish artist encourages Britons to vote

Debut single from queer Scottish artist encourages Britons to vote

Queer Scottish artist Ripley is to release their debut single in the lead-up to the general election to encourage young voters to take action.

The spacey disco stomper Electric Democracy is released 6 December 2019 and will be available to stream or purchase on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and iTunes.

An exclusive press preview of the track can be listened to here: https://soundcloud.com/ripleydq/electric-democracy-press-preview-only/s-F9zpW

The song explores Britain’s divided politics, the rise in xenophobia, fear of Brexit and a growing sense that many Britons feel unrepresented by today’s main political parties.

‘So much British pop shies away from the crisis the United Kingdom is currently in,’ says Ripley. ‘Electric Democracy holds a mirror to the country, to its politicians and calls for change. But it also places emphasis on the individual. We all need to take responsibility. We need to get up and vote if we’re to get the UK out of this awful Tory mess.’

Electric Democracy is produced by Allan McIntyre, whose previous work includes remixing singles by DJ Jon Pleased Wimmin and Scarlet Fantastic and co-producing remixes for Paloma Faith and U2.

McIntyre adds: ‘We thought it was ideal to give voice to our very real concerns about the state of our democracy, but in an upbeat, funky and pant-wetting way!’

Ripley is an Edinburgh-born political cabaret artist turned musician who has gained critical acclaim with the satirical Like A Sturgeon show, which was listed as one of the must-see Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows of 2018.

Electric Democracy is Ripley’s first foray into creating original music and leads a string of protest pop songs set to be released independently in 2020.

Check out the Video Here

07 Dec

Get A Date!

Or at least know what the date is with this calendar.

A lot of people worked really hard on an LGBT Book Themed 2020 Wall Calendar Fundraiser for Lucie’s Place. It features some fierce models, drag queens/kings, and a mermaid.

This 8.5″ x 11″ wall calendar features a dozen exciting original art pieces inspired by selections from We’re Here! We Read! Get Used To It! LGBTQIA+ Book Club.

All proceeds from the sale of this calendar will go directly to Lucie’s Place, Arkansas’ only LGBTQ-specific shelter. Lucie’s Place provides LGBTQ young adults experiencing homelessness in Central Arkansas with safe living environments, job training, and counseling services in order to ensure lifelong stability and success. Lucie’s Place strives to promote equality and acceptance for LGBTQ young adults.

07 Nov

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK renewed for Season 2, Streaming on WOW Presents Plus in 2020

Shantay, you Stay. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK confirmed for second series on BBC Three

BBC Three and World of Wonder have today confirmed that a second-series of the UK version of the award-winning global hit RuPaul’s Drag Race will air in 2020.

Having brought RuPaul’s Drag Race UK to British screens for the first time to critical acclaim, BBC Three have opened applications to find another set of sickening queens to compete in the Olympics of drag. 

Series One has slayed audiences and is a runway success for BBC Three with 6.5 million total requests on iPlayer just over half way through the series.

Series one has seen the queens face a myriad of challenges designed to test their drag ability to the max, and they’ve served regal runway realness, formed two fierce girl bands, performed Downton Draggy and so much more. 

RuPaul says: “I want to thank the BBC and all our fans for their overwhelming support of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. This season’s queens proved that Britain’s Got Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent and I want to see more! Here’s to another season of love, laughter and light!”

Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, says: “The response to the current UK series has been nothing short of dragulous; our viewers have really taken the show and the amazing queens to their hearts. So I’m delighted that Ru and the gang are going to shantay stay.  Let the search for the next group of queens begin!”

Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, says: “I’m delighted that BBC Three will be the home for series two of Drag Race UK. I’ve loved getting to know every single queen; the amount of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent radiating from them has been a true pleasure to watch. We’re very much looking forward to unleashing another series for our audience to tuck into!”

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder Co-Founders and Executive Producers, say: “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has legs and we could not be more thrilled. It all turned out so “much bettah” than we could have imagined, from working with BBC Three to the UK queens’ boundless talents. We can’t wait to see who shows up to flash their tuppence for season 2!”

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is an 8×60′ World of Wonder production for BBC Three. It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three and Kate Phillips, Controller, BBC Entertainment. The Executive Producers are RuPaul Charles, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Sally Miles and Bruce McCoy, and the BBC Commissioning Editor is Ruby Kuraishe.

The current series of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK is continuing to wow BBC Three audiences on BBC iPlayer on Thursdays from 8pm.

A global phenomenon, the RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise is available in 193 countries through network partners and World of Wonder’s streaming service WOW Presents Plus. The series has been nominated in the US for a record-breaking 29 Emmys with 13 wins. In 2018, Drag Race became the first series to win Best Reality-Competition Program and Host in the same year, and the show had a repeat victory at this years’ ceremony.

To apply for the next series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK sashay to https://get.rupaulsdragraceuk.com/casting/ And hurry, applications need to be in by Friday 15th November 2019

The current series finale airs at 8pm on November 21st exclusively in the UK on BBC iPlayer. 

31 Oct

Become A Vendor

Do you sell drag things? And by drag things we mean… girl, you know. If you found our page, you’ve gotta be a drag fan or even dare we say a stan?

If you want to set up shop, please by all means do so. We get a couple thousand clicks a week and would love to share that exposure with you. CLICK HERE to visit the registration page, or to login for those of you registered. Be sure to select “I am a vendor” when you sign up, that way you can get your own Drag Queens Galore store on our site.

It’s free for your first year, so live it up! We want you to sell your stuff, we want people to see your stuff, we want the world to be a better place for drag, so get your friends in on the action too!

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any help. We’re just a CLICK away.

25 Oct

WE’RE BACK!!

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After trying out a couple new formats, we’ve finally landed on this one and we’ve been working on some partnerships with some really beautiful queens you know and love. Stay tuned, subscribe and watch for more news as it drops.