Last night at Stage 48 in Manhattan, fans of RuPaul's Drag Race got a special preview of the Season 8 premiere episode and a little taste of what the new court of queens had to offer with some special performances.
Mike Cavanaugh, president of HERO (HIV Experience Resources Organization)—a not-for-profit charity that provides resources for people living with HIV/AIDS—was on hand to kiki with the goils about the show and also about the importance of HIV/AIDS awareness.
"Make sure that you're not only being safe, but that you get tested," Naysha Lopez urged. "It's a beautiful thing to know your status and, positive or negative, to take the required and necessary steps to live a beautiful and healthy life."
One queen, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, is a case worker in Austin, Texas and she stressed the importance of getting tested, staying healthy and breaking stereotypes. However, Drag Race season six winner Bianca Del Rio's advice was, as expected, less practical.
"I wear a hazmat suit whenever I have sex because you never know," Del Rio joked. "And to make it kinky, you just tell everybody I'm a beekeeper—make me some honey."
Meet the queens in the vids below and click here to learn more about HERO:
RuPaul's Drag Race premieres March 7 at 9pm on LOGO.