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RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under producers offered New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern a guest spot on the show, but the leader turned it down. The Australian and New Zealand edition of the franchise was filmed in Auckland during January and February. It debuted worldwide a few months later. Hosts RuPaul and Michelle Visage joined …

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The New Zealand government has introduced legislation to ban conversion therapy, declaring the debunked and dangerous practices have “no place in modern New Zealand”. The proposed laws would ban attempts to change a person’s gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation. Anyone who subjects a minor or vulnerable person to the debunked practice would face …

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Retiring New Zealand MP Nick Smith has delivered an apology to his country’s LGBTIQ community for voting against same-sex marriage in 2013. The long-serving conservative National Party MP gave his final speech last Thursday (June 10) after announcing his resignation in May. Reflecting on three decades in politics, Smith told New Zealand’s House of Representatives …

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Spoiler alert! The queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under have brought a few famous Australian faces to the Snatch Game. We’re only on episode two of the new local spinoff, but the queens are already debuting their celebrity impressions in the main challenge on Saturday. Among the Australian impressions are Bindi Irwin, Lindy Chamberlain …

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Oh, Pit Crew! Last weekend we met the first two members of the RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under Pit Crew as the long-awaited local version premiered. The Australian and New Zealand spinoff of the show filmed in Auckland earlier this year, the hometown of the first two Pit Crew members. The woofy Max Currie (pictured …

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Streaming service Stan has released the first full trailer for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under ahead of its premiere next month. The long-awaited eight-episode local version of the show sashays onto our screens in just a few weeks on Saturday, May 1. And the new trailer gives us an early look at our Aussie and …

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The wait is almost over for RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under to hit TV screens, with the series premiering in just a few weeks time. Streaming service Stan announced on Thursday that the new eight-episode series will sashay onto Australian screens on Saturday, May 1. The Australian and New Zealand spinoff of the show filmed …

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Last weekend we finally found out the amazing Australian and Kiwi drag queens competing on the first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. Art Simone, Karen from Finance, Maxi Shield, Coco Jumbo, Jojo Zaho, Etcetera Etcetera, and Scarlet Adams all confirmed this month they’re appearing on the show. Joining the seven Aussies are also …

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A gay man in New Zealand says he woke lying in a pool of blood after a violent attack by five homophobic thugs during his city’s Pride Month. Ray Gardiner lives in Auckland and performs as drag queen Kourtney Khaos. He recounted the horrific attack in the early hours of Saturday in a Facebook post …

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Two New Zealand teenagers who were holding hands in public were allegedly called homophobic slurs and beaten by a group of other youths. The incident started around 4:45pm on a inner-city street in New Plymouth’s CBD, on New Zealand’s north island. The two teens, aged 14 and 15, were seen holding hands by a group …

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