Pelosi to guest-judge 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
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House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHillicon Valley: Trump backs potential Microsoft, TikTok deal, sets September deadline | House Republicans request classified TikTok briefing | Facebook labels manipulated Pelosi video Trump says he's considering executive action to suspend evictions, payroll tax Trump won't say if he disagrees with Birx that virus is widespread MORE (D-Calif.) will be a guest judge on the upcoming season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars.”

Pelosi will join other celebrity judges, including actress Kristin Chenoweth, Tituss Burgess of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton on “All Stars,” which begins Jan. 25.

The spin-off drag-queen competition features past contestants from "RuPaul’s Drag Race" competing for a place in the show’s Hall of Fame, and Pelosi will be a judge in its third season.


A spokesperson for Pelosi told The Washington Post that the lawmaker agreed to judge the show in solidarity and support for the LGBT community amid anti-LGBT policies being pushed by the Trump administration.

Pelosi later tweeted she "had a fabulous time" on the show. 

Under President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House sued over lack of sign language interpreters at coronavirus briefings Wife blames Trump, lack of masks for husband's coronavirus death in obit: 'May Karma find you all' Trump authorizes reduced funding for National Guard coronavirus response through 2020 MORE, the Justice Department has rolled back regulations that protected transgender people from discrimination in the workplace, and the president attempted to block transgender troops from enrolling in the military.

“Drag Race” encourages contestants and viewers to be true to themselves, a message that Pelosi’s spokesperson told the Post she supports. Pelosi is reportedly a fan of the show and said she had a “fabulous” time taping her appearance.