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Meet The Queens: Get To Know 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season Seven

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It's time for fourteen new queens to compete for the crown of America's next drag superstar! Season seven of RuPaul's Drag Race premieres tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern on Logo, and we got a sneak peek at the girls.

Last week, all 14 contestants met the press and performed at Diamond Horseshoe in New York City for the season seven premiere party. We chatted them up about their drag style, why America is going to love them and a lot more. 

See what they had to say and what we thought of their performances, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Jerusalem's First Drag Queen High Heel Race Takes Off: VIDEO

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Jerusalem2Jerusalem had its very first drag queen high heel race over the weekend. According to the website Mako.co, 35 people donned heels to participate in the 50 meter competition.

The race, which was put together by the gay organization Jerusalem Gay Cell, had been criticized by local religious groups who had previously tried to have the event banned.

Leshem Bosh, who helped organize the race, told Reuters why he thinks the race makes such an important social statement: "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, our Congress. Its important that people of this city realize that there is a massive, major gay community as well.

The Jerusalem Post reports that the diverse participants included a drag queen named Lady Chocolate who is an Israeli soldier.

Watch a Reuters segment about the race, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Yahoo Livestreaming RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle Of The Seasons From Chicago On Feb. 19 - VIDEO

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Yahoo Live is live streaming RuPaul’s Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons show from the House of Blues in Chicago on Feb. 19 at 10 p.m. CT reports out.com. Sharon Needles, Raja, Manila Luzon, Alaska "Thunderf***" 5000, Bendela Creme, Ivy Winters and Jinkx Monsoon are taking to the Blues’ stage to strut their stuff and participate in an epic, live Snatch Game for the ages as Michelle Visage hosts.

Past Yahoo Live concerts include the final show of Lady Gaga’s ArtRave tour from Paris and Imagine Dragon’s concert with Metric in Los Angeles at The Mayan.

Watch a teaser from 2014's Battle of the Seasons in Vancouver, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Matt Baume Explains to Mary Cheney How Drag is Different from Blackface: VIDEO

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Last week Mary Cheney asked the world why blackface is bad but drag isn't, in a post on her Facebook page:

"Why is it socially acceptable -- as a form of entertainment -- for men to put on dresses, make up and high heels and act out every offensive stereotype of women (bitchy, catty, dumb, slutty, etc.) -- but it is not socially acceptable -- as a form of entertainment -- for a white person to put on blackface and act out offensive stereotypes of African Americans?"

We posted RuPaul's response on Saturday.

Matt Baume, who usually reports on same-sex marriage news around the country, also works with drag queens and is frustrated by the amount of people who do not know how to answer her question.

Find out what he has to say, AFTER THE JUMP...

Baume hopes that the next time we discuss Mary Cheney we talk about how she supports the Keystone Pipeline, donated money to Republican candidates who oppose marriage equality, and supported Sam Brownback, who wanted to keep a law in which police officers could arrest you for being gay.

"If [Mary Cheney] really understands drag that deeply, maybe she should spend a little less time with Sam Brownback, and a little more time with other gay people."

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RuPaul's Drag Race Schools Mary Cheney with a Fierce Crash Course in Drag Herstory 101: VIDEO

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The ladies of RuPaul's Drag Race are serving up a fierce herstory lesson to Mary Cheney, who on Thursday questioned why it's "socially acceptable" for drag queens to imitate female stereotypes but it's not okay for a white person to wear blackface.

Watch the drag 101 explainer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rob Fusari's 'Cary NoKey' Opening For RuPaul's Drag Race's 'Battle Of The Seasons' 2015 Condragulations Tour: VIDEO

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Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 1.46.30 PMRob Fusari, the award winning songwriter behind No. 1 hits with several artists including Destiny's Child, Lady Gaga and Whitney Houston, is joining RuPaul's Drag Race's Battle of the Seasons 2015 Condragulations Tour as the show's opening act. The show is hosted by Michelle Visage and features several notable drag queens including recent winner Bianca Del Rio, Sharon Needles, Courtney Act, Raja, Adore Delano, Manila Luzon, Detox, Pandora Boxx and Darienne Lake among several others. Fusari, who wrote hit songs like Paparazzi, Love That Man, and Beautiful, Dirty, Rich segued out of the music industry machine and decided to start writing songs for himself that led him to develop Cary NoKey.

Said Fusari:

"On the outside it seemed like I had everything but I was never able to understand or accept certain elements that existed within me.

"Cary NoKey was always there inside. I simply needed to embrace my glam American Dream."

Cary NoKey's opening setlist includes cover songs and eight original songs from Cary NoKey's full-length debut album, Journal 8, set to release in early March. NoKey is set to debut his new single Do Ya? in the opening act and perform his recent single American Dream live. NoKey's American Dream, which has a music video on YouTube featuring trans actresses Trace Lysette, Dina Marie, Victoria Beltran and Bailey Jay, details the fall of the American dream and how trans people are becoming the true face of the American dream in a recent press release.

Said Fusari:

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 2.48.50 PM"The Pollyanna ideas of work hard, follow the rules, pay your taxes and ask not what your country has done for you but what you can do for your country have fallen into the abyss.

"Today's American Dream isn't about achieving goals. It's about doing what you got to do to get by. No one wants to earn anything anymore. We expect everything to be handed to us. The new American dream is a lottery ticket.

"Transsexuals (sic) represent the larger idea that the American dream is something within. Like when Glinda the Good Witch says to Dorothy after she clicks her ruby slippers, 'You've always had the power'. Pre-transitional transsexuals (sic) know they have to fight to release the truth that hides beneath the uniform the world forces them to wear. The moment we each find our own personal 'I have to' is when life really begins."

The Condragulations Tour officially starts in Las Vegas on Feb. 1, touring throughout North America and ending in Europe with its last show on April 16 in London. The lineup of participating drag queens varies by city and dates. You can watch Cary NoKey's vision of the American Dream, in the music video for the single AFTER THE JUMP...

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