LGBT Profiles: Day Twenty-Six (The Catch-Up)

Name: RuPaul Andre Charles

Distinction: A huge figure in the LGBT community, particularly on the drag scene.

Brief History: Born in San Diego, RuPaul moved to Atlanta at a young age and the city would see the launch of a long and stories career.  RuPaul achieved international fame as a drag queen with the hit song “Supermodel (You Better Work)” and later dueted with Elton John on the song “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”.  RuPaul has written books, been in movies, had a talk show and most recently has been at the helm of a reality show.

Importance: I’ve haven’t heard this term applied to RuPaul, but it should be; mogul.  And I think having people with that kind of versatility and power in the open does nothing but help the wider community.


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