April 22, 2019 at 2:01 pm PDT | by Mariah Cooper
Kirsten Gillibrand spends time with drag queens in Iowa gay bar

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) dropped by gay bar Blazing Saddle in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday night where she spent some quality time with the drag queens.

The Democratic presidential hopeful hung out with the queens backstage at Blazing Saddle, known as the “Gay Cheers” since its 1983 opening, did her makeup with them and even lent one queen her dress.

“Vana and the amazing queens at the Blazing Saddle in Des Moines invited me for a visit tonight before their show. I felt underdressed, so I brought a dress I picked up yesterday—turns out it fit me, but it fit Vana even better! Thank you for having me, ladies,” Gillibrand captioned a photo set of her night.

Gillibrand will continue her support for the drag community when she sits down to discuss LGBTQ issues with drag queen and activist Marti Gould Cummings, who went viral for her “Baby Shark” brunch performance, on May 2 in New York City.

“For the first time in the history of the United States a presidential candidate is sitting down one on one with a drag queen to discuss the issues,” Gould promoted the discussion on Twitter.

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