Liverpool’s The Vivienne and Courtney Act go head to head as they ‘Jag Race’ for LGBT charities
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Attitude magazine – the world’s largest LGBTQ+ media brand – in partnership with Jaguar has launched an online mini-series in which four of the world’s most fabulous drag queens race to raise funds for LGBTQ+ charities.
Hosted by Channel 4’s Drag SOS star, Cheddar Gorgeous, ‘Jag Race’ features Liverpool’s The Vivienne Courtney Act; stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, alongside Peppermint;, who was recently announced as a contestant on BBC Three’s hotly-anticipated UK version of Drag Race and ‘North-East Premier Show Girl’ Miss Tickle.
Behind the wheel of Jaguar’s all-electric I-PACE, each queen will drag race over a standing quarter mile to snatch the top prize of £10,000 for their chosen charity. The runner-up will bag £6,000, with the remaining queens taking £2,000 each.
The Vivienne was recently announced as a contestant on the first series of BBC3’s RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, which starts on the 3rd October 2019 and was crowned Drag Race’s UK ambassador by RuPaul himself.
The Vivienne will be racing for Sahir House; a charity that provides a space in which people can speak freely without fear of prejudice, stigma, abuse or exploitation in relation to HIV, and is based in her hometown of Liverpool.
The charities are the Albert Kennedy Trust (UK), Stonewall Community Foundation (New York), Sahir House (Liverpool) and Angel Trust (North-East).
Fans can also support the queens’ chosen charities by donating at www.gofundme.com/AttitudeJagRace
The mini-series celebrates the longstanding relationship between Attitude and Jaguar in the lead-up to the eighth annual Virgin Attitude Awards 2019, which Jaguar has sponsored for the last four years. The Awards will be hosted from Camden’s Roundhouse on 9th October by American TV personality and RuPaul’s Drag Race judge, Ross Mathews.