2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren had a special message for RuPaul’s DragCon in New York.
DragCon is one of the biggest events in drag in the year, especially for fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Drag-related businesses set up booths for attendees.
This year, one of the booths that stood out was for Senator Warren (D-MA), complete with a life-size cutout of Warren with a rainbow boa draped on it. She was the only presidential candidate to have a presence at the convention.
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Now THIS is why it's important for presidential campaigns to hire an LGBTQ Outreach Director!!@SenWarren's team told me they had one on staff…and it SHOWS at @RuPaulsDragCon #DragCon pic.twitter.com/Pf5k20r87d
— Xorje Olivares (@XorjeO) September 8, 2019
She also had a message for people at DragCon that was played at the convention.
“I’m in this fight for full LGBTQ+ equality,” Warren said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do to make sure that everyone is free to be who they are and to love who they love.”
She specifically mentioned violence against transgender women of color.
— Team Warren (@TeamWarren) September 8, 2019
Drag queen Marti Gould – who got internet famous for her lipsync to “Baby Shark” – called Warren’s participation in DragCon “fierce.”
— Marti Gould Cummings (@MartiGCummings) September 8, 2019
Shea Couleé, who was on season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, spoke at Warren’s booth because she wanted “to bring some awareness to her campaign.”
“We have so many conversations with so many young people and voters, and I think it’s important that we get these young voters fired up and excited about the next presidential election,” she told NBC News.