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Laganja Estranja: Sending Vivacious Home was Drag Race Reality Check

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.13.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

It's not easy being a drag queen who wears her heart on her sequined sleeve, admitted Laganja Estranja. Watching the third episode of this year's RuPaul's Drag Race, the Los Angeles-based performer recalls the wrenching moment reality set in.

RuPaul's Drag Race Season Six Debut!

Emerson Whitney | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

Queens dripping in glitter, one with a tentacle, another in a wig shaped like a pot leaf, pranced down the "pink" carpet of the RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 premiere last night.

7 Questions for RuPaul's Drag Race's Shangela

Justin Hernandez | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

Just because Shangela hasn't been able to perform due to a bad injury that occurred on stage last October, doesn't mean she has been resting on her laurels. I interviewed D.J. Pierce, the man behind the drag persona of Shangela, via phone, and it was an informative and hilarious chat.

LOOK: Sharon, Snooki, JWoww And Your 'Drag Races' Favs Present A Very Spooky Event...

THe Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Before Queen of Darkness Sharon Needles, winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race" season four, is crowned Salem's first official Scream Queen, this spooktacular...

WATCH: 'Drag Race' Queens Offer Cher The Ultimate Tribute

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.06.2013 | Gay Voices

What better way to honor the queen of gay pop culture herself than by turning her first single in over a decade into a tribute video? "RuPaul's Dra...

WATCH: This Little Boy Voguing Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.20.2013 | Gay Voices

You know that we absolutely love it when kids feel free to be fierce and fabulous without caring what the world has to say about it. And that's exact...

Which Of Your Favorite 'Drag Race' Queens Are Starring In Lady Gaga's New Video?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices

Following a "pop music emergency" after her new single "Applause" leaked and Lady Gaga decided to release the track eight days early, Mother Monster i...

WATCH: 'Drag Race' Star Honey Mahogany Gets Sticky In 'It's Honey' Video

Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Who likes some Honey with their peanut butter? The most recent contestant that sashayed away on "RuPaul's Drag Race" -- San Francisco's Honey Mahog...

Halleloo Hits The Set Of 'Glee'!

D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce

I appear as an acquaintance of Sarah Jessica Parker's character who attends Thanksgiving dinner in the New York apartment of Kurt and Rachel. Think turkey. Think drag queens. Think 20-person dance sequence to the Scissor Sisters' "Let's Have a Kiki." All I can say is, "Y'all aren't ready!"

WATCH: 'Two Gay Guys In A Car'

D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices
D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce

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From the Catwalk to the Country: Turning the Party in Paris, Texas for Toddlers & Tiaras

D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce | Posted 03.12.2012 | Gay Voices
D.J. 'Shangela' Pierce

It was my first time taking Shangela back home, and it was quite the jaw-dropping homecoming. There's one scene where I perform a walk-off against my glamazon goddaughter on the back patio for a family audience that had never seen drag.

RuPaul's Drag Race: Shangela

John Gascot | Posted 06.04.2011 | Entertainment
John Gascot

If I were to write a story book about Shangela I might title it "The Little Drag Queen That Could". After being the first gal eliminated on Drag Race Season 2, she returned this season.