GAY TIMES

Shea Couleé

hea the Drag Slayer. Has a nice ring to it, huh? It’s a worthy title, considering how she’s Buffy Summers-ed her way through 2020. When the time came to decide who we’d recognise with the GAY TIMES Honour for Drag Hero, which was previously awarded to Brazilian drag artist Pabllo Vittar, it was unanimous. Back in June, the Chicago-based performer and founder of the Maison Couleé dynasty made her long-awaited return to the ever-expanding Drag Race franchise after assassinating the season nine competition. Although she earned four challenge wins, a feat that was only matched at the time by Sharon Needles and Alaska, Shea narrowly lost out on the crown to her sister, Sasha Velour, following a rose-coloured lip-sync to Whitney Houston’s dance-rock classic, So Emotional. In subsequent years, fans championed - and they championed hard - for Shea to make a comeback so she could rightfully sit alongside Chad Michaels and co in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. Thankfully, the Gay Gods were listening to our demands, and the

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