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Brita Filter & Shangela Are 1st RuGirls Invited to White House in Drag

Brita Filter & Shangela Are 1st RuGirls Invited to White House in Drag

Brita Filter and Shangela at the White House
Instagram (@thebritafilter); Courtesy of Shangela

The Drag Race alumni were invited to attend the signing of the Respect for Marriage Act.

Editor's note: This article previously reported that Brita Filter was the first RuPaul's Drag Race alum to visit the White House; Out regrets this error.

You better sissy that White House walk!

On Tuesday, December 13, RuPaul's Drag Race season 12 star Brita Filter and season two, three, and All Stars 3 alum Shangela became the first Ru Girls to be invited to a U.S. presidential event at the White House in drag. They were invited to attend the signing of the Respect for Marriage Act by President Joe Biden.

Brita documented her entire journey to the White House throughout the entire day on Instagram. It all started with her sharing a video at the Moynihan Train Hall at New York Penn Station at 5:31a.m.

"Good morning, I made it to the train station. Here's to a very long day, but I'm very excited," Brita said in that first video. "It's going to be great."

Brita Filter at the White House

Photo: Instagram (@thebritafilter)

Brita then shared a picture of herself trying to get some sleep during her trip. Alas, she revealed in a subsequent post that she hadn't been able to get any rest. The Drag Race alum explained upon arriving at the hotel in Washington, DC:

"I haven't slept yet since yesterday. I haven't slept at all. I tried sleeping on the train here, but I'm kind of excited, and kind of emotional. And probably will be even more emotional later. It's just so special to be here."

Brita Filter at the White House

Photo: Instagram (@thebritafilter)

The queen then shared posts when she was all ready to attend the event. As seen below, Brita looked absolutely stunning to attend this historic signing at the White House.

Once admitted into the event, Brita linked up with fellow drag artist Marti G. Cummings and captured the moment. Cummings shared a picture with Brita via their social media profile as well.

Brita Filter at the White House

Photo: Instagram (@thebritafilter)

Brita Filter and Marti G. Cummings at the White House

Photo: Twitter (@MartiGCummings)

Meanwhile, We're Here star Shangela also attended the event and even got to pose for a picture with Vice President Kamala Harris. In 2019, Shangela became the first-ever drag queen to walk the Oscars red carpet. Earlier this year, Shangie also broke ground as the first drag queen to attend a U.S. Vice President event. Now, along with Brita, Shangela is among the first drag performers to attend a White House event in drag.

Shangela at the White House

Photo: Courtesy of Shangela

Shangela and Kamala Harris

Photo: Courtesy of Shangela

It is extremely exciting to see these two drag artists who have fought so fiercely for marriage equality being welcomed into the White House for the signing of the Respect for Marriage Act. Love wins!

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