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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.
And here’s a little gif for you, because we know how hard it is to say you’re sorry.
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