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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.

26 Feb

Drag Race Unveils Untucked Moving To WOW Presents YouTube Channel

In yet another unexpected twist, World of Wonder dropped the bomb that the behind the scenes spin-off series to RuPaul’s Drag Race, Untucked: RuPaul’s Drag Race would be moved from airing on Logo immediately following Drag Race to its YouTube channel WOW Presents the morning after.

10941032_10152670174057828_4638529254836414034_nSome responses we’ve seen have been negative, others positive. The negative arguments, “I don’t want to wait until the next morning to watch online.” And while the scheduled release will be 9 PM EST, that means for the west coast viewers, who already have the 3 hour wait on Monday night, it evens the playing field. That is if you want to be up at 6 AM PST after you’ve probably been out watching the show with your favorite drag pals and dancing afterward at the club. Heck, maybe you’ll still be up from the turn up. While the west coast has to wake up early to get that worm, it means that those on the east coast who start work at 8 AM will have to sneak their online usage to watch the show. Or if you have the self control or don’t need to see Untucked as it “airs” one click and you can watch away.

The positive comments have been, “great because I don’t have Logo.” This gives the international and non-cable or “selective providers” that don’t have Logo as part of their lineup a chance to watch what happens without having to illegally obtain the feed. It also gives you the opportunity to hear what happens without any censors or commercials. “This is the viewer’s chance to see what really goes on behind-the-scenes at RuPaul’s Drag Race. It’s not just untucked – it’s uncensored, unhinged, and unapologetic, bitch. Just like Madonna,” said World of Wonder founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato⇑.

One thing is for sure, RuPaul and the World of Wonder folks are not going to miss one single opportunity to tease the hell out of this season. From the Snapchat clues of the cast, to the change in the scheduled release of the season premiere date, this season is definitely full of twists and turns and it hasn’t even started. But get this, by our calculations, the newly announced Drag Con, the first ever Drag Convention being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on May 16-17, should be the weekend before the announcement of Season 7’s winner. If that’s not brilliant… it’s brilliant, the end.

Tune in Monday, March 2 at 9/8 CT on Logo to watch the next season of RuPaul’s Drag Race then check out WOW Presents on Tuesday morning at 9 EST for Untucked in a new format. Let us know what you think, there are so many changes so far, how do you like it?