‘Blue’s Clues’ hosts virtual Pride parade with help of former ‘Drag Race’ contestant
Hit Nick Jr. children’s TV show “Blue’s Clues” has enlisted a former contestant from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” to help teach kids and their families about Pride Month.
In a singalong animated video, drag queen Nina West voices a character who leads a slew of characters in a LGBTQ+ parade. The song, set to the tune of “The Ants Go Marching,” notes different kinds of family structures, including those with nonbinary and transgender members.
“All families are made differently, and they all love each other so proudly,” West sings as the famous “Blue’s Clues” blue paw print bounces over the words.
Various floats go by featuring different animals waving rainbow flags as the song continues.
June 1 marked the beginning of Pride Month, which President Biden on Tuesday officially recognized by issuing a proclamation.
“Pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity,” Biden said.
He added, “This Pride Month, we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice.”