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Vladimir Putin’s possible term extension, Billy Eichner’s plea and RuPaul’s big ruveal

Here’s what to expect from Xtra Weekly, March 20

Vladimir Putin’s possible term extension, Billy Eichner’s plea and RuPaul’s big ruveal
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It’s been a challenging week and we hope that as you enter the weekend, you’ll take a moment to catch up, breathe and read Xtra Weekly. Here’s a peek at what’s coming your way:

QUEER NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

👉 A Russian court approved a law that could extend President Vladimir Putin’s term for another 16 years. Moreover, the law denies same-sex marriage and mentions that one of Russia’s traditional values is “a belief in God.” Also this week, LGBTQ people want a separate isolation ward amid the rising cases of suspected COVID-19 infections in India. Plus, people living with HIV are struggling to get antiretrovirals due to the ongoing lockdown in Wuhan, China.

TBH, CULTURE IS QUEER 🤷🌈

👉 Listen to the man. Actor Billy Eichner calls for a relief fund for servers affected by restaurant closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus, RuPaul ruvealed that he and husband Georges LeBar are making money off the fracking industry in an interview with Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air. 👀

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

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