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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Promises It Will No Longer Use The Transgender Slur “She-male”

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  • The reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” announced it will no longer use the word “she-male,” a slur against transgender folks. They also promised to quit doing a segment called “Female or She-male?” in which contestants had to guess, based on a photograph, whether a they were looking at a cisgender woman (someone who identifies with the gender she was assigned at birth) or a trans woman. “We did not intend to cause any offense, but in retrospect we realize that it was insensitive,” the channel Logo said in a statement. Good on them for listening to complaints and taking action. [Huffington Post]
  • Paris Hilton confronted Kelly Osbourne at Coachella and called her a “bitch,” Kelly tweeted at Paris to “please grow up,” and Paris feigned dumb. The lifecycle of another starlet feud is complete. [Page Six] Keep reading »

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Promo Poster Is A Big “Tuck You” To “Duck Dynasty”

"RuPaul's Drag Race" Promo Poster Is A Big "Tuck You" To "Duck Dynasty"

Move over “Duck Dynasty” and make room for the Tuck Dynasty. “Duck Dynasty”‘s 28 percent dive in viewership during the season five premiere this week proves that at least three million people are not gonna stand for Phil Robertson’s offensive comments about bestiality, gay sex and statutory rape. In other words, that’s three million more people who can become “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fans. The new season premieres February 24th. WERK, squirrelfriends. [WOW]

I Knew I Made It In Life When…

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I spend the majority of my time feeling like a failure. I’m not trying to solicit sympathy or be self-deprecating here  — I should say, rather, that I prefer to focus on what I haven’t accomplished rather than what I have. It’s a disease that I aspire to conquer someday. Nevertheless, I have fleeting moments in life, when something happens and I have a glimpse of myself as having hit the apex of life here on earth — like, when I was hanging from the balcony of a Paris apartment about to hit the town for some oysters. I was like, look at me world, I made it! These moments are worth reveling in, like a pig would in a pile of shit, because I tell you, those who share my affliction, they are brief. Keep reading »

5 Drag Queen Rules From RuPaul To Nicole Richie

5 Drag Queen Rules From RuPaul For Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie is on a mission to be a bit more of a drag queen. So who better to learn from than the most legendary lady of them all, RuPaul?

“I don’t want to regret that I didn’t take advantage of my drag years,” Richie admits in the latest episode of her hit AOL webseries, “Candidly Nicole.”

That’s why the style maven steps into RuPaul’s school of drag, where she finds out how to dress, act and even speak like a true queen. And if you too are feeling the itch to dial up the drag in your life, here are five take-home tips. Read more on Celebuzz…

4 Quotes From RuPaul’s New York Times Interview That Blew My Mind

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RuPaul On Drag
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RuPaul Gets Deep
"Look underneath the hood."

The New York Times’ Marcus Mabry scored an interview with my idol, RuPaul Charles. Obvs, I’m totally jealous. But I can put my feelings aside and say that this video has further solidified Ru’s status as my Life Hero. The “Drag Race” star talked about many interesting subjects including counter culture, gay icons, LGBTQ rights and his new single, “Lick It,” featuring Lady Bunny. But that doesn’t do the interview justice. There’s some seriously deep shit going on under his wig (or in this case, his cowboy hat). After the jump a few things he said that I would like to kiki about with him further with him over a plate of Tic Tacs. Ru, call me. Please. Keep reading »

In Which RuPaul Takes Drag To A Spiritual Level

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I'm A Drag Queen!
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Peanut Butter
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“Drag is about mocking identity, mocking the facade. Drag is an extension of the realization that, ‘You mean, the thing I think I am, I’m not really?’ Exactly. So have fun with it. Change it. That’s why I think drag comes up against so much opposition from people, because the ego knows drag is a threat to the ego … It not only shows the tenacity of the human spirit, it shows the vulnerability of it. It’s the common thread that we all want to be recognized for who we are, we all want to be loved, and we all want to be accepted. Even the toughest, most courageous queen who’s fought the biggest battles, in their own family, in the neighborhood, with mother and father, to get on that show and say to the world, ‘Here I am. And I’m gonna be proud of who I am, I’m not gonna apologize for who I am.’ That’s why our show is so much more than men in pussycat wigs and cha-cha heels. That’s what people connect with … Most people don’t have the cojones to go there, so they put up this front … It takes so much more guts to face up to the light.”

– RuPaul Charles talks drag, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and drops wisdom in Spin magazine. This is just a small nugget of brilliance. I highly suggest reading the entire interview. He was my idol, now he is my spiritual guru. I worship at the Church of Ru. That is all. [Spin]

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