Michelle Visage may play the toughest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, but in real life, she’s nothing but an angelic ally to the LGBT community.
Visage received a tweet from a scared 18-year-old this week who was looking for some encouragement after being kicked out of his parents’ home in Kentucky for coming out of the closet.
“Tell me it gets better,” the teen tweeted, but the Drag Race judge did better than that.
When the boy revealed he had nowhere to go after being booted from his house, Michelle reached out to her Twitter followers to help find him shelter.
I need urgent help I Elizabethtown, KY. LGBT shelter for a kid who came out and was kicked out. PLEASE HELP
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) October 18, 2016
Tweets came pouring in from fans suggesting nearby shelters and even volunteering their own cars and homes for the night, and he eventually found a place to stay.
Not only that, but someone in the chain of love may have even found the teen a job to help get him on his feet now that he’s on his own.
— Scotty (@scootysays) October 19, 2016
It’s a beautiful story of people coming together to help a member of the community, but Michelle isn’t looking to take any credit.
I'm so touched by the kind words but honestly I don't deserve them. I only did what any one of you would do!!! We are in this together
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) October 19, 2016
Watch Michelle talk to NewNowNext about her book, The Diva Rules, below.
And tune into the RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars reunion special, October 27 at 8/7c on Logo.