‘Sashay Away,’ City Of Atlanta Declares March 10 RuPaul Day

It was in Atlanta where the entertainer graduated high school, studying performing arts.

The City of Atlanta celebrated RuPaul and his achievements by establishing a holiday in his honor. RuPaul Day was officially declared on March 10.

City officials, including the Mayor’s office, commemorated the occasion, championing RuPaul for his “profound impact on the city’s cultural landscape and his global influence in the LGBTQ+ community.” The entertainer graduated high school in Atlanta, studying performing arts.

He became a main-stage fixture in the city’s nightlife and media scene, making his television debut on Atlanta’s public-access variety show, The American Music Show. As reported by Fox 5, he also performed at various nightclubs in the area.

While his career has blossomed internationally, he remains a legendary figure within the city for his work toward LGBT-focused entertainment. His notability as a drag queen helped catapult drag culture to mainstream media.

His hit reality competition series, RuPaul’s Drag Race, has won 24 Emmy awards since its launch in 2009. The eponymous host has also won eight consecutive times for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.

This honor is another highlight in a big year for the 63-year-old. He released his debut memoir, The House of Hidden Meanings, on March 5. The author hosted a special Atlanta event to speak on his work for his proclamation day. Additionally, RuPaul announced the launch of his online book marketplace, Allstora, where diverse authors profit more from their book sales.

RuPaul’s Rainbow Book Bus also came to town to continue the celebration. The nonprofit initiative, which provides books to queer communities, is hitting the southern city to promote literacy and accessibility for all.

A RuPaul Day presentation was held at Atlanta’s Tabernacle concert hall, as the multifaceted legend continues to be a symbol for LGBTQ+ representation.

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