New York City drag queen and activist Marti Cummings has been invited to the White House for a bill signing ceremony on Tuesday, Cummings posted on Twitter Monday.
President Joe Biden will be signing the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill which requires all states to recognize same-sex marriages. Some Republicans have argued that the legislation provides insufficient protections for religious liberty. (RELATED: Democratic Senators Look To Spend $1.75 Billion Subsidizing Abortion Travel)
“To be a non binary drag artist invited to the White House is something I never imagined would happen. Thank you President & Dr. [Jill] Biden for inviting me to this historic bill signing,” Cummings wrote on Twitter.
“Grateful doesn’t begin to express the emotions I feel,” Cummings added.
To be a non binary drag artist invited to the White House is something I never imagined would happen. Thank you President & Dr. Biden for inviting me to this historic bill signing. Grateful doesn’t begin to express the emotions I feel. pic.twitter.com/el64h1PffX
— Marti (@MartiGCummings) December 12, 2022
Cummings ran for city council in New York City in 2021, announcing the campaign in a video in which Cummings appeared in drag makeup and clothing about 15 seconds into the video.
“Drag has always been political, and has always been rooted in political action and activism,” Cummings said during the campaign. “From Occupy Wall Street—which feels like a billion years ago—to now, drag has taught me about community organizing, and community building and working to help our vulnerable communities.”