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…and what the hell is she doing here? She’s the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race season nine, obviously. In a UK gay press exclusive, we pull up a chair for a queer history lesson with everyone’s strangest teacher, Sasha Velour. Expect spoilers – school is in session.


Gaga, cucu, queer history lessons, shock eliminations and surprise returns, The B-52s, chowing down on broccoli stems, Meghan Trainor’s onesie, rose petals, the most dramatic wig reveal in herstory and Lisa Kudrow wondering aimlessly around the werqroom.

Season nine of RuPaul’s Drag Race quite literally had it all. No wonder the show snatched eight nominations at this year’s Emmys.

But there can be only one winner and we all know what it takes. Charisma. Uniqueness. Nerve. Talent. So much more than a funny acronym that spells the word ‘cunt’, but a blueprint which the devoted Drag Race fandom live their lives by.

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Got Woodward? In the latest issue of Gay Times, we get our hands on the newest Hollyoaks Hunk, Adam Woodward. Elsewhere in this issue: RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 winner Sasha Velour on the importance of history; a day in the life of one of the few openly gay men in Cairo; the state of homosexual equality in the commonwealth; the next generation of queer kids; Rainbow Riots in Uganda; up close and personal with the stars of Gay Britannia; Martine McCutcheon on her affinity to gay men; Philip C Baldwin on being ostracised by the community when he was diagnosed with both HIV and Hepatitis C; plus style, travel, culture and much more!