RuPaul Is America’s First Lady Of Drag On The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly

"Red, white and RU!"

She’s here to slay the newsstand, henny!

The world’s most famous drag queen, RuPaul, is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s annual LGBT Pride issue and it could not be more fabulous.

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Not only does Ru grace the cover but there is also an interview with him and an oral history of his life and career told by the people closest to him like Michelle Visage and Lady Bunny.

“It was a brilliant f*cking show and way before its time,” Visage says about 1996’s The RuPaul Show in the issue. “I mean, we had a TV show with a drag queen and his best girl friend being clowns, taking the piss out of life and out of pop culture.

“It’s a real milestone in my career,” Ru says in a new EW video. “It means that so many people get to hear the message. Aside from the pretty clothes, all the colors and laughter the message really is be yourself, love yourself and enjoy your time on this planet.”

The Drag Race host also talks about how he hopes to see members of the LGBT community get politically active this year: “I want to see all LGBT people get involved politically because these freedoms we’ve witnessed in the past 20 years could slip away in a heartbeat.”

Not only is the new issue of EW Ru-centric, there is also an L Word reunion and a sneak peek at the Will & Grace revival. The LGBT Pride issue will be available on newsstands Friday, June 16.

RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays at 8/7c on VH1.

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