Vice President Joe Biden invited a drag queen who performs for children to visit in the White House on Tuesday to witness the signing ceremony for the “Respect for Marriage Act,” that enshrines marriage between gay couples into law.
The drag queen Marti Cummings was elated about the invitation on Twitter, and, even though the account is private, the Libs of TikTok account shared Cummings status.
“To be a non-binary drag performer welcomed to at the White House is something I had never thought would happen. Thank you President and Dr. Biden for inviting me to attend this historical bill's signature. Thankful isn't enough to convey my feelings,” Cummings tweeted while showing a picture of his White House invite.
Marti Gould Cummings’ website describes him as a “drag artist, television personality, and political figure.”
“Throughout their nearly decade-long drag career, Marti has been a regular fixture in the nightlife world performing up to 6 regular shows a week,” his website says. “They have sold out concerts at 54 Below, Lincoln Centers Big Apple Circus, Dixon Place and regularly tour the world with Atlantis Cruises.”
One week ago, Cummings shared a picture of himself in drag, surrounded by kids at the Drag Queen Story Hour, declaring it as a “family friend event.”
“I enjoy doing Drag Story Hour. Contrary to what the conservatives say, the family-friendly event helps bring joy, encourage acceptance and the importance of love” He wrote on his Instagram post. “A means to bring people closer. Children just want to hear their most loved stories…keep spreading hatred because I'm going to continue spreading joy.”
Following the Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting, Cummings spoke at the Stonewall Inn where he hoped for a day in which Drag Queen Story Hour would be permitted without the fear of being protested.
“We live in unprecedented times as well as historical times. I don't know what you think but I don't want to live in a world of unprecedented time or historical time,” he said. “I wish to live in a world in which we are able to go to an open space that is gay and not worry about gunmen arriving to kill us. I'd like for a day that our children can visit a library and be able to see drag performers telling stories to them, without fear of Proud Boys appearing for a demonstration.”