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RuPaul's Drag Race Stars vs. North Carolina

RuPaul's Drag Race Stars vs. North Carolina

RuPaul's Drag Race Stars Blast North Carolina

The cast of season 8 spoke out against anti-LGBT legislation at the finale taping.

The fight against transphobic legislation has gained a new troupe of allies: the cast of RuPaul's Drag Race.

The drag performers spoke out against North Carolina's anti-LGBT law, House Bill 2, last week at the taping of the season 8 finale.

In April, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed House Bill 2, which strikes down LGBT-inclusive municipal antidiscrimination ordinances and prohibits cities from adopting any new ones. It also expressly requires transgender people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms that do not match their gender identity.

Since then, a slew of celebrities and public figures have spoken out against the legislation, including U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who filed a civil rights complaint against the state.

In the past, RuPaul's Drag Race has stirred controversy within the transgender community. Past trans contestants Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz criticized the Logo reality competition for use of transphobic language. But uniformly, the cast of season 8 expressed concern for trans rights.

See the responses of Bob the Drag Queen, Naomi Smalls, Laila McQueen, Acid Betty, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Dax Exclamation Point, Derrick Barry, Robbie Turner, past winner Violet Chachki, and Manila Luzon below.

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