Speaking on the pink carpet at the Flamingo hotel in Las Vegas, Willow Pill, Lady Camden, Bosco, Angeria Paris VanMicheals, and Daya Betty addressed the rise in "Don't Say Gay" bills that have cropped up around the United States. The laws seek to restrict education about sexual orientation and gender identity to many young people, and the cast of the VH1 reality competition had strong words for those trying to legislate hate.
Scroll through to see their responses, and don't miss the finale of season 14 of RuPaul's Drag Race, tonight at 8pm Eastern and Pacific Time on VH1!
"I don't understand why you'd want to suppress this. Look at us. We're thriving. This is the coolest thing that is happening on television every single time it's happening on television. I just don't understand the thought process to try and take away power from that movement. Basically, they can suck a fart out my ass."
"We’re here, we've been here, we'll always be here. There's no point in resisting us. There's absolutely no use...in resisting other people, because of their beliefs and because of who they love. Love is love. I think it's a simple but very effective saying. We’re already getting stronger and stronger, every decade. It's things like Drag Race that empower us and things like Drag Race are becoming bigger and more important in society today. I would say to these people, get into it, bitch!"
"The most important thing is that we're vocal and we're standing up for what we believe in. There's always going to be people, obviously, that are like thinking different ways than we do. But I think change takes time. You can't change something overnight, but we need to be loud. We need to be proud. We need to rally together, be a community, put our differences aside, and fight for what we believe in. And let's be vocal about it. Let's start talking. That's kind of my thing is just say what's on your mind. And if you want to see a change, you might as well speak up and say gay babe, say gay."