At Drag Queen Premiere, A Shade of Politics

RuPaul and Drag Race contestants talk politics, urge voting at L.A. All Stars Premiere Party.

BY Daniel Reynolds

October 17 2012 11:30 AM ET

Above: Mimi Imfurst in a mellow moment.

Though the national debates have remained silent about LGBT issues, there were many at the Drag party more than willing to address the pink elephant in the room.

“We are all created equally,” stated Tiffany Pollard, known by her reality television moniker New York. “We all demand a certain amount of love and respect. Everybody is their own leader. Whoever doesn’t get with that? Shut the fuck up. I’m so sick of people telling other people what to do.”

“I should be president next,” she added.

“It’s very important to vote this year,” said Pandora Boxx, whose single “Nice Car, Shame About Your Penis” is forthcoming. “You have one presidential candidate who is very adamantly against gay people and gay rights. And you have the first sitting president ever to speak out for gay people. So it’s a very crucial year.”

“You can’t sit on your ass and complain,” urged Drag Race judge Michelle Visage later in the evening. “If you want to do something, fucking vote.”

And who has RuPaul’s vote?

“Oh, I think you know who I’m rooting for,” he concluded, in his trademark laugh.

 

UPDATE: Willam Belli has informed The Advocate that he was working the red carpet as press for New Now Next. He will also make an appearance in an upcoming episode of Glee.

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