The California Congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi has confirmed via Twitter that she will be a guest judge in VH1’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. The Democratic Leader said in a Tweet Thursday, January 18, 2018; “All I can say is, you betta werk! Had a fabulous time with @RuPaul and good luck to all the queens. .
The House Minority Leader will appear on an (already filmed) episode in the upcoming Season “Drag Race All-Stars” set to premier sometime January 25, 2018.
Pelosi is the former Speaker of the House, the first woman, first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress in American History, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2013 at a Seneca Falls ceremony, and now she will be the first politician to ever be invited to judge in “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. It’s a first for the show, but also a first for the career politician, that didn’t intend on going into entertainment before RuPaul’s proposal. During such a vile political climate, judging extravagant Drag Queens, competing in fabulous challenges, is an act of resistance.
The Congress Woman is a long-time advocate for The LGBT community, and one of her reps claims she agreed to judge “to show solidarity in the face of” what she, calls “attacks against LGBT people by the Trump administration” according to The Washington Post. If there’s a question regarding those attacks, don’t refer to the White House website to seek answers. The Trump White House website is now a year old and still deliberately ignoring LGBT issues, among many other issues important to the people.
By: Jazmin Gonzalez