Tue Jun 12, 2012, 10:00 PM
yortsed snacilbuper (1,081 posts)
Pittsburgh City Council honors drag queen with Sharon Needles Day!
After having a proclamation read in City Council proclaiming June 12, 2012 as Sharon Needles Day in Pittsburgh, Needles speaks on the portico of the City-County Building before performing for her fans,. At left is Councilman Patrick Dowd, who sponsored the proclamation.
Pittsburgh city councilor Patrick Dowd congratulates drag queen Sharon Needles with a kiss after council declared June 12, 2012 Sharon Needles Day in Pittsburgh.
Sharon Needles, left, with members of Pittsburgh City Council Bruce Kraus (upper left) Darlene Harris (upper right) and Bill Peduto (lower right).
Sharon Needles, the spooky drag queen who vaulted to national cult celebrity as the winner of Season 4 of "RuPaul's Drag Race," was presented with an official proclamation declaring today "Sharon Needles Day in Pittsburgh" at a City Council meeting this morning.
"This is a city of champions in many regards," Councilman Patrick Dowd said, mentioning the Steelers and first-place Pirates. "We have a real champion in the room today."
Mr. Dowd praised the Bloomfield resident for her fearlessness as an artist and for speaking out against bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
"A win for Sharon Needles is a win for every single kid in this city who's still being bullied," Ms. Needles said.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/ae/celebrities/pittsburgh-city-council-honors-drag-queen-with-sharon-needles-day-640067/#ixzz1xdPHRu2x
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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)
Tue Jun 12, 2012, 10:21 PM
xmas74 (25,162 posts)
3. I loved her on Drag Race!
I'd love to see her perform sometime.
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