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Profiles of LGBT people, from the past and today – and celebrating their birthdays! All Birthdays →

RuPaul

Born in San Diego, RuPaul Andre Charles got his start in the club scene in Atlanta and New York in the 1980s, where he pioneered a “genderfuck” style of dress and performance. He has recorded many albums and music videos, including his first big hit, the dance track “Supermodel.” PuPaul has hosted his own talk show and made many guest appearances on television. He is probably best known for his reality show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which debuted on Logo in 2008 and has brought great visibility to cross-dressing and gender nonconformity.