It was Jackie Cox all along! Hot off her broom from the Disney+ Pride spectacular This is Me, the RuPaul’s Drag Race Persian Princess of Drag, Jackie Cox is ready to take you on a fun romp through the decades with her all-new solo tour, JackieVision, inspired by the Emmy-nominated Disney+ series, WandaVision. Kicking off with two nights in San Francisco on September 4th, the tour will span across 11 U.S. through October 3, with more dates to be announced. JackieVision will even stop at Disneyland’s House of Blues on September 18th in honor of Disneyland’s Gay Days. Tickets are available at

Jackie Cox

Jackie Cox made history as the first queen of Iranian descent to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and became a top 4 finalist on the Emmy-winning series' 12th season (2020). She’s also the first queen in Drag Race “herstory” to wear a hijab on the runway. JackieVision shows the drag superstar take on classic and modern television, celebrating all things queer and pop culture with her signature blend of camp, musical theater, hit pop songs, and outrageous comedy. Musical numbers in JackieVision are inspired by some of Jackie’s favorite TV shows including WandaVision, Star Trek, The Nanny, Handmaid's Tale, and The Real Housewives. Don’t touch that dial because JackieVision is coming to a stage, for you!

Jackie says, “Not only was I inspired by WandaVision and its strong celebration of Feminine power to create this show, but also how so many of us spent hours and hours watching TV this past year for comfort. My season of RuPaul’s Drag Race aired in 2020 as the pandemic began, so getting to perform live in front of an audience with this solo tour is so thrilling! I wanted to poke fun at our TV binging with my signature campy drag theater lens--while honoring whatever it is that has brought us joy in these times. It should be celebrated!”

WandaVision has garnered a massive queer following, inspiring drag artists around the world. Jackie says, “WandaVision’s femme empowerment combined with witches and campy old school sitcoms? It's a queer heaven!”

Jackie has long been a feature of the theatrical cabaret scene with her hit shows "I Dream of Jackie" which she has performed coast to coast along with its sequels “Jackie's Nightmare” & “Jackie’s Winter Wish.” Prior to Drag Race, Jackie appeared on TV in ABC's What Would You Do?, in Fusion's Shade: Queens of NYC, as well as numerous appearances on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, winning the title of "Real Queen of Beverly Hills" for her impersonation of TV personality and actress, Lisa Rinna.

Jackie plays Almost Famous, Indianapolis on September 29.
JackieVision is written, directed and produced by Jackie Cox in collaboration with Hard Candy. For more updates visit
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LGBTQ+ Healthcare Issues

The Dobbs decision, otherwise known as the court case that overturned Roe v. Wade, has resulted in confusing medical situations for many patients. On top of affecting access to abortions for straight, cisgender women, it presents heightened risks for LGBTQ+ healthcare as a whole. Flipping the switch on reproductive rights and privacy rights is a far-reaching act that makes quality care harder to find for an already underserved community.

As the fight against the Dobbs decision continues, it’s important to shed light on the full breadth of its impact. We’ll discuss specific ways that the decision can affect LGBTQ+ healthcare and offer strategies for overcoming these challenges.

How the Right to Bodily Privacy Affects LGBTQ+ Healthcare

When the original Roe v. Wade decision was made, the bodily privacy of people across the United States was protected. Now that bodily autonomy is no longer guaranteed, the LGBTQ+ community must brace itself for a potential loss of healthcare rights beyond abortions. This includes services like feminizing and masculinizing hormone therapy (particularly for transgender youth) that conservative lawmakers have been fighting against this year, as well as transition-related procedures. Without privacy, gender-affirming care may be difficult to access without documentation of sex as “proof” of gender.

As essential services for the LGBTQ+ community become more difficult to access, perhaps the most immediate effect we’ll see is eroding trust between healthcare providers and LGBTQ+ patients. When providers aren’t working in the best interest of patients — just like in cases of children and rape victims denied abortions — patients may further avoid preventative care in a community that already faces discrimination in doctor’s offices.

The Dobbs Decision Isn’t Just a Women’s Issue

While the Dobbs decision is often framed as a women's issue — specifically, one that affects cisgender women — it impacts the transgender and non-binary community just as much. All people who are capable of carrying a pregnancy to term have lost at least some ability to choose whether or not to give birth in the U.S.

For transgender and non-binary individuals, this decision comes with the added complexity of body dysmorphia. Without abortion rights, pregnant trans men and some non-binary people may be forced to see their bodies change, and be treated as women by healthcare providers and society as a result.

The Dobbs decision also opens up the possibility for government bodies to determine when life begins — and perhaps even to add legal protections for zygotes and embryos. This puts contraceptives at risk, which could make it more difficult to access gender-affirming care while getting the right contraceptives based on sex for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Overturning Reproductive Rights Puts IVF at Risk

Queer couples that dream of having their own children often have limited options beyond adoption. One such option is in vitro fertilization, or IVF, which involves implanting a fertilized egg into a uterus.

While IVF isn’t directly affected by the Dobbs decision, it could fall into a legal gray area depending on when states determine that life begins. Texas, for example, is already barring abortions as early as six weeks. To reduce embryo destruction, which often occurs when patients no longer want more children, limits could be placed on the number of eggs that can be frozen at once.

Any restrictions on IVF will also affect the availability of surrogacy as an option for building a family.

How Can LGBTQ+ Individuals Overcome Healthcare Barriers?

While the Dobbs decision may primarily impact abortion rights today, its potential to worsen LGBTQ+ healthcare as a whole is jarring. So how can the community be prepared?

If you’re struggling to find LGBTQ+-friendly providers near you, using telemedicine now can be an incredibly effective way to start developing strong relationships with far-away healthcare professionals. Telemedicine eliminates the barrier of geography and can be especially helpful for accessing inclusive primary care and therapy. Be sure to check if your insurance provider covers telemedicine.

If you’re seriously concerned about healthcare access in your area — especially if the Dobbs decision affects your whole state or you need regular in-person services that may be at risk — it may be time to consider moving now. While not everyone has the privilege to do so, relocating gives you the ability to settle in areas where lawmakers better serve your needs. However, this decision shouldn’t be taken lightly, so preparing and making progress on a moving checklist now can help you avoid issues later.

The Dobbs Decision Isn’t LGBTQ+-Friendly

The Supreme Court of the United States has proven the power of its conservative majority with the overturning of Roe v. Wade. However, the effects of the Dobbs decision don’t stop at affecting cisgender women’s abortion rights. In states with bans, it also leads to forced birth for trans men and non-binary individuals. Plus, the Dobbs decision increases the risk of other rights, like hormone therapy and IVF, being taken away.

Taking steps now, whether it’s choosing a virtual provider or considering a move, can help you improve your healthcare situation in the future.