The LGBTQ impact on movies, music, television, sports and fashion in 2018

By : Jeremy Williams
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From groundbreaking television to record-setting events, this year in LGBTQ pop culture has been explosive. Legends were remembered, new icons were formed and history was made—one certain gay athlete even became America’s new sweetheart.

Here we have compiled just a snippet of the LGBTQ impact on movies, music, television, sports and fashion in 2018 with our annual LGBTQ Pop Culture, A-Z.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4’ announces cast

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4” unveiled which queens will return to battle it out for the crown.

Entertainment Weekly announced that this season’s cast includes Farrah Moan (season nine), Gia Gunn (season six), Jasmine Masters (season seven), Manila Luzon (season three, All Stars 1), Monét X Change (season 10), Monique Heart (season 10), Naomi Smalls (season eight), Latrice Royale (season four, All Stars 1), Trinity the Tuck (season nine) and Valentina (season nine).

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ will crown a Christmas queen on holiday special

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” will return to crown the first “Drag Race Christmas Queen” on a special holiday episode, according to Vulture.

Previous contestants from past seasons will come back to battle it out for a mini all-star competition. Returning queens include Kim Chi, Trixie Mattel, Mayhem Miller, Jasmine Masters, Eureka O’Hara, Latrice Royale, Shangela and Sonique.

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Watch: Trixie Mattel, Shangela are drag superheroes in ‘Super Drags’ trailer

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Netflix has released the first full trailer for its new original animated series “Super Drags.”

The Brazilian series features the familiar voices of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Trixie Mattel, Shangela, Willam and Ginger Minj.

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Kacey Musgraves is ‘pissed’ country music isn’t LGBT-inclusive

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Country singer Kacey Musgraves is frustrated that the country music industry isn’t LGBT-inclusive.

During the New Yorker Festival on October 5, Vulture asked Musgraves about her LGBT following.

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Trixie Mattel and Katya will bring back web series ‘UNHhhh’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Trixie Mattel and Katya are reviving their web series “UNHhhh” this fall.

World of Wonder Presents Plus will start streaming new, uncensored episodes of “UNHhhh” starting on Oct. 17. Censored versions of the episodes will be uploaded to YouTube one week later.

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Watch: Shangela shocks kid fans with surprise video message

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3” wrapped its season after Trixie Mattel’s win but some fans still aren’t over Shangela not taking the crown.

In a video posted on Facebook, Shangela surprised some of her young fans, who were left in tears at her loss, with an uplifting message.

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Watermark Giveaway: Haters Roast “The Shady Tour 2018”

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Watermark is giving away two tickets to the Haters Roast “The Shady Tour 2018” hosted by Ginger Minj and starring Trixie Mattel, Latrice Royale, Trinity Taylor, Thorgy Thor, Derrick Barry & Eureka O’Hara! The show is on February 17 at 8pm at the Straz Center in Tampa, FL.

To enter, comment on this post and tell us the name of your favorite drag performer from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ star Katya is taking a break from drag

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Katya is taking a break from drag.

Katya, real name Brian McCook, opened up in an Instagram Live video, spoken entirely in French, about his need to take a break for his mental health.

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Funko announces first line of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Pop! Vinyls

By : Jeremy Williams
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Clear some space on your shelf because Funko, the U.S. toy company known for creating toys and collectibles based on pop culture properties, announced on Twitter that the first line of Pop! Vinyl figures based on RuPaul’s Drag Race are being released.

The Drag Race series of vinyl characters will start with show namesake RuPaul, All Stars 2 winner Alaska and Trixie Mattel, who is scheduled to appear in All Stars 3.

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3’ announces cast

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3” made the big “Ru-veal” of its new cast of veterans that will compete for the “All Stars” winning title.

RuPaul unveiled the competition during “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Exclusive Queen Reveal” on Friday.

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Watermark Holiday Giveaway: Win tickets to “A Drag Queen Christmas”

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Deck the halls with belles in drag kween, FA-LA-LA-LA-LA-YA-AA-AA-AAAAAAASS!

Get ready for the contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race to perform live on stage this holiday season in A Drag Queen Christmas. Season 8’s winner Bob the Drag Queen (hosting at the Straz Center in Tampa Dec. 27) and fan favorite Thorgy Thor on the violin (hosting at Plaza Live in Orlando Dec. 28) will be joined by Naomi Smalls, Chi Chi DeVayne, Trixie Mattel, Roxxxy Andrews, Tatianna, Milk and Pearl.

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