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Kirsten Gillibrand Partied With Drag Queens at Iowa Gay Bar

Kirsten Gillibrand Partied With Drag Queens at Iowa Gay Bar

Kirsten Gillibrand Partied With Drag Queens at Iowa Gay Bar

The presidential hopeful posted the photos to her Twitter.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is certainly making a play for the LGBTQ vote in the Democratic primaries.

The presidential candidate tweeted on Friday that she spent the evening hanging out with drag queens at an Iowa gay bar called Blazing Saddle.

“Vana and the amazing queens at the Blazing Saddle in Des Moines invited me for a visit tonight before their show,” Gillibrand posted, along with several pictures of her with one of the queens, Vana B. Rosenberg.

 

 

And this won’t be the last time part of Gillibrand’s campaign includes the drag community.

She has a fundraiser scheduled for May in New York, during which she will sit down and discuss LGBTQ issues with drag queen Marti Gould Cummings, a longtime activist who recently went viral for performing "Baby Shark" for a toddler at drag brunch.

“For the first time in the history of the United States a presidential candidate is sitting down one on one with a drag queen to discuss the issues,” Gould tweeted.

 

 

Though Gillibrand currently isn’t anywhere near being one of the top contenders for the Democratic primary, these two campaign stops certainly speak to how much mainstream acceptance of the drag community has risen in the last few years. And hopefully it will inspire other presidential hopefuls to consider all members of the LGBTQ community as they are campaigning, as well.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.