Words: Steve Brown
RuPaul has made history as the first drag queen to be inducted into California’s Hall of Fame.
Back in March, the iconic drag queen received a star of Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and then made history last month as the first ever drag queen to cover Vanity Fair.
And now, the drag superstar, singer, author and actor – as well as becoming the first man to be the face of a major cosmetics campaign - has made history again after being inducted into California’s Hall of Fame.
RuPaul Charles was one of ten celebrities inducted into California Museum’s California Hall of Fame by state Governor Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer Sible Newsom.
“There is perhaps no one person that has done more to dismantle the limiting ‘man box” we put our boys and men into that RuPaul,” Sibel Newsom said.
“RuPaul [and his show RuPaul’s Drag Race] has simply made American media and our larger culture a more inclusive place, and he has done it with incomparable fabulousness.”
Other recipients included Dr. Maya Angelou, Tony Hawk, George Lopez and Wolfgang Puck among others
Watch Ru accept his honour below: