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‘Canada’s Drag Race’ debuts, the president of Poland’s constitutional homophobia and Halle Berry’s trans snafu

Here’s what to expect from Xtra Weekly, July 10

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Hi friend, here are some of the stories coming your way in this week’s Xtra Weekly 🙋‍. But it’s just a taste test—a little dumpling 🥟, as it were. Want to know what we mean? You’ll have to subscribe to find out.

THIS WEEK ON XTRA 

👉Is RuPaul afraid of ice? 👀 Canada’s Drag Race, a non-RuPaul variant of the Drag Race franchise, debuted, and Xtra’s Drag Race herstorian Kevin O’Keeffe has the Canuck kiki on the inaugural episode. Spoiler alert: One of the queens went home.

QUEER NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

👉Polish President Andrzej Duda proposed changing the country’s constitution to ban LGBTQ couples from adopting children. He and his opponent, Warsaw mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, are polling neck-and-neck ahead of Sunday’s presidential run-off vote. But the news out of Eastern Europe isn’t all bad: Maksym Eristavi reports on how LGBTQ activists from Russia and Ukraine to Moldova are finding novel ways to fight the good fight.

TBH, CULTURE IS QUEER 🤷🌈

👉Pulling a ScarJo. Last week, Halle Berry announced she was playing a trans man in an upcoming project, and misgendered the character during an Instagram Live interview—but has since pulled out and apologized after facing major backlash 😬. Plus, Dolly Parton really loves her gays 🤠.

All these stories and much more in this week’s Xtra Weekly.

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