It’s hard to believe that it has been six years since Sharon Needles won season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race and was crowned America’s Drag Superstar.
The self-proclaimed spooky queen has been touring ever since and was back in Dublin this weekend for a show in celebration of her new album, Battle Axe.
Needles is known for her activism and political views which she candidly shares.
In 2016, the Repeal Project sent her a t-shirt after she spoke passionately about in support of the repeal the 8th movement at her gig.
During her show on Friday night in the Button Factory, she made numerous references to the Repeal the Eighth movement.
Halfway through her song Supernature she called out “Repeal” which was met with a “collective roar” of delight from her fans.
She then went onto make an impassioned speech about her allegiance to women and want them to have freedom and access to the best possible healthcare:
“If I’m going to make my living dressing as a woman, I wanna make sure that the women that respect and support me get the absolute best health care and the choices that they can make about their own bodies.”
@SHARON_NEEDLES speaking out for #repealthe8th last night in Dublin pic.twitter.com/HK8tZOiyqD
— Stephanie Chase (@stephaniemchase) April 28, 2018
The drag superstar then went on to reveal a costume which had a giant 8 painted on the front of it with a red X going through it.
Needles wore this outfit as she performed a lip sync of Justin Bieber’s song “Baby”.
So much love for @SHARON_NEEDLES right now #REPEALTHE8TH pic.twitter.com/HBBwmUXa6W
— Emzo-Miss Vanjie-GF (@Valkyrie__Cain) April 27, 2018
Sharon Needles is not the only RuPaul’s Drag Race queen to speak about the repeal movement.
Back in 2016, Australian Courtney Act called on Ireland to repeal the Eighth Amendment in a Snapchat post saying:
“Hey Ireland — Repeal the 8th! I know you support a woman’s right to choose what happens to her body and so do I. You were an inspiration on marriage equality so I figure the eighth is gonna be a breeze.”
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