Michelle Visage said she will “never turn my back” on the LGBT community.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race judge has joined the cast of the hit West End show Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and in an interview with The Sun, the singer and actress opened up about how she never felt “welcome in the heteronormative groups”.
She said: “It comes down to acceptance. I never felt welcome in the heteronormative groups.
“I was never pretty enough or cool enough. I was the class weirdo, but I didn’t own that weirdo moniker until much later.
“When I moved to New York, the gay community welcomed me with open arms and told me how beautiful I was. I will never turn my back on them.”
The LGBT activist also opened up about being “frightened to death” when Donald Trump was declared president.
She said: “I was on a gay cruise [when he was declared president] with 300 queer people, as well as my family [husband David Case, a screenwriter, and daughters Lillie, 18, and Lola, 16].
“I’ve got a queer daughter, and she was sobbing. It’s scary for her. We were frightened to death.
“He’s trying to erase everything our brothers and sisters have fought so hard to make happen.”