- The best ‘Game of Thrones’ memes to get you pumped for season 8 2 Years Ago
- Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) vs Google Home Hub: Which is better? 2 Years Ago
- Solange sings along to Ariana Grande on Instagram Stories—and fans are obsessed 2 Years Ago
- How to stream the entire ’30 For 30′ series for free 2 Years Ago
- Swipe This! My happiest Facebook Memories are making me miserable 2 Years Ago
- Musketeers: Welcome to the global Elon Musk fan network Today 6:00 AM
- Lawsuit alleges YouTube’s unboxing videos are ‘abusive’ ads aimed at kids Sunday 3:48 PM
- Dr. Dre shades Lori Loughlin with Instagram flex about his daughter getting into USC Sunday 3:13 PM
- University of Georgia frat’s racist Snapchat video draws campus outrage Sunday 1:21 PM
- Facing criticism for eating fish, vegan YouTube star Rawvana speaks out Sunday 10:47 AM
- Arnold Schwarzenegger chases mini-pony in new TikTok video Sunday 9:19 AM
- Review: ‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice’ is a cut above the rest Sunday 8:00 AM
- Where do 2020 Democratic candidates stand on healthcare? Sunday 7:30 AM
- How to (legally) stream live TV on Kodi Sunday 7:00 AM
- ‘Delhi Crime’ tackles inequality and women’s rights Sunday 7:00 AM
How ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ judge Michelle Visage helped a gay teen on Twitter
More than 300 people retweeted her plea to find him shelter.
On Monday, a gay teen in Elizabeth, Kentucky, reached out to Michelle Visage, a longtime LGBT ally and judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, after he was kicked out his home for coming out to his parents. “Tell me it gets better,” he asked her.
Visage reassured 18-year-old Jake that his “life was just beginning,” and asked him if had a place to stay. When he told her that he was sleeping in his car, which he had to give back to his parents in the morning, she sent out an urgent plea to find him somewhere to go.
I need urgent help I Elizabethtown, KY. LGBT shelter for a kid who came out and was kicked out. PLEASE HELP
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) October 18, 2016
It wasn’t long before the offers to help came pouring in.
This morning, Visage let her followers know that Jake is safely living with a friend and will continue to update if he needs a place.
Update: Jake is safely at a friend’s place and he’s keeping me updated. He’s assured me he’s safe. Bless you all for helping
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) October 19, 2016
As many pointed out on Reddit, Visage is a straight ally who has worked against hate crimes and for LGBT rights since the 1980s, when she was a part of New York’s underground ballroom scene. Last year, she won the Straight Ally Award in Glasgow.
Screengrab via Reddit
Jessica Machado is the IRL editor of the Daily Dot. Previously, she was an associate editor at Rolling Stone. Her work has been published in the Washington Post, Elle, Vice, Salon, BuzzFeed, Guernica, Bitch, Bust, the Cut, the Awl, the Toast, among others.