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RuPaul’s Drag Race winners unite for LGBTQ History Month tribute: ‘The fight is still there’

The queens of RuPaul's Drag Race aren't stopping until all are equal in their kingdom.

EW can exclusively reveal that five past Drag Race winners united for a special LGBTQ History Month tribute honoring their queer heroes of color, all in an effort to raise awareness about the ongoing fight for community rights.

Framed at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles by photographer Erik Carter — who previously shot Kerry Washington for EW's 2020 Entertainers of the Year issue — the photo series features season 1's BeBe Zahara Benet recognizing trans activist Raquel Willis; All Stars 4 queen Monét X Change honoring disco singer-songwriter Sylvester; season 12 victor Jaida Essence Hall celebrating Josephine Baker, a pioneer for Black actresses in film; reigning season 13 winner Symone memorializing civil rights activist Bayard Rustin; and season 11 champ Yvie Oddly paying tribute to William Dorsey Swann, the “Queen of Drag” who, after being born into slavery, became the first American activist to lead a queer resistance movement.

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