Naomi Smalls of Redlands announced as contestant on Rupaul's Drag Race Season 8

Last week, when the contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race were announced on the New Now Next Honors on Logo TV, us Californians crossed our fingers for a Cali Queen -- and we got one!

Naomi Smalls, from the so-cal city of Redlands, derives her name from her two favorite people: Biggie Smalls and Naomi Campbell. And trust, she serves face like Naomi's daughter!

Describing herself as a "high fashion hood rat", Smalls loves being herself and avoids cliches when she does drag. She's not about celebrity impersonations or ultra-feminine drag, but prefers to be herself: Conceptual. Model. Glamazon.

CHECK HER OUT on the premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race, March 7th at 9pm on Logo TV! 

New Years is a time for renewal, growth and commitment to your goals! In the LGBT community, this is important because we are given a chance to remember the things we are working on improving within ourselves. Here's a list of LGBT New Years resolutions for you to consider!

New Years is a perfect time to do something you've never done before! So whether you decide to visit the Castro District in San Francisco for the first time, or you want to see a live play this year -- make it happen! Accumulating positive experiences is a great way to prepare for any difficult time you encounter this year.

Contributing to the community can be very helpful. No, not Tulare silly! I'm talking about the LGBT community! Volunteer at an HIV clinic or help out at your school's Gay Straight Alliance. Helping to build the queer community makes you feel great while improving your support network!

Next time someone says something homophobic or insensitive around you, try teaching them the right words. I know, it's hard not to get mad! But that's the only way we can make a difference. 

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