Cloaked in a rainbow feather boa and posing for selfies with eager fans, the Massachusetts senator was the sole presidential candidate to appear at the Friday celebration of LGBT people, which continues throughout the weekend in downtown Vegas.
Waving to supporters and stopping for occasional hugs, Warren marched alongside drag artist Shea Couleé, who rose to fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
“These photos of Elizabeth Warren & Shea Coulee at Vegas Pride are everything I needed this morning,” tweeted one person.
“Looking good Madam President,” one wrote on Facebook. Another said, “Looking fancy with that boa!”
A longtime supporter of the LGBTQ+ community, Warren made a virtual surprise appearance at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC last month.
Warren was the only White House hopeful present at the festivities in Nevada, where the presidential nominating caucuses take place on Feb. 22.. But she was joined by several family members of nominees. Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, was present, as was Jill Biden, the wife of former vice president Joe Biden.
Warren’s appearance at the parade comes on the heels of the latest Democratic presidential town hall earlier this week, hosted by CNN and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). Warren set the internet ablaze with her response to a question asked by Morgan Cox, chair of the Human Rights Campaign board of directors, about how she would respond to someone whose faith teaches them that “marriage is between one man and one woman.”
In her response, Warren said “Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that. And I’m going to say, “Then just marry one woman. I’m cool with that...Assuming you can find one.”
Warren recently released a comprehensive plan for securing LGBTQ+ rights and equality, detailing how she would work to combat issues ranging from the HIV/AIDS epidemic and workplace discrimination to reducing the number of youth experiencing homelessness and caring for LGBTQ+ elders, one-third of whom are low-income.
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