Kamala Harris parties with the cast of Queer Eye… but tells guests why there’s a reason ‘not to celebrate’ this Pride Month

Vice President Kamala Harris celebrated the 20th anniversary of the show Queer Eye on Thursday as part of her ongoing celebration of Pride Month.

The vice president welcomed show co-founders and producers David Collins and Michael Williams to her ceremonial office in the White House Executive Office Building, as well as cast members Carson Kressley, Jai Rodriguez, Karamo Brown and Jonathan Van Ness.

The group was noticeably missing prominent star Bobby Berk, who announced in January that he was leaving the show after an alleged dispute with one of his costars.

The group of stars and cast members were welcomed by Harris despite controversy surrounding the long-running reality show after star Van Ness was branded a “monster” in a shocking Rolling Stone exposé.

Van Ness, who identifies as non-binary, was accused by sources of being “emotionally abusive,” having “anger issues” and being a “nightmare.”

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Kamala Harris speaks during a Pride celebration at the vice president’s residence

Harris was expected to host a conversation with the creators and cast to talk about the show’s impact on its 20th anniversary, but she opened the event by commenting on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the abortion pill.

“This is not a cause for celebration,” she said, “because the reality is that some things still won’t change. We look at the fact that two-thirds of women of reproductive age in America live in a state with a Trump abortion ban. This ruling will not change that.’

With President Joe Biden spending most of June in Europe, the vice president has taken the lead in celebrating Pride Month by opening up access to LGBT journalists, social media influencers and celebrities.

On Thursday evening, Harris hosted a Pride celebration at the vice president’s home with Queer Eye cast members and other prominent LGBT figures in Washington, DC, including U.S. Senator Laphonza Butler, Chasten Buttigieg and Politico’s White House Correspondent Eugene Daniels of California say The lawyer.

LGBT celebrities Raven Symone, Billy Porter and Dyllon Burnside were also in attendance. Drag artist and winner of the show Ru Paul’s Drag Race Nymphia Wind led the event.

Harris urged her guests to celebrate their cultural victories and remember the 49 victims of the 2016 Pulse gay nightclub shooting, eight years ago.

‘It is important that we remember the struggle every day, but we also do not allow anyone or anything to rob us of our joy and so we remember the struggle and in the struggle we always remember that the sacrifices and the pain are almost unbearable but for the sake and in memory of those who sacrificed so much,” she said.

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Kamala Harris welcomed the stars of the show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to celebrate their 20th anniversary of the show

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Kamala Harris welcomed LGTB figures to a Pride event in her hometown

Last week, Harris met a crowd of cheering LGTB figures at Los Angeles Airport and gave an exclusive interview to the Washington Magazine about the upcoming elections.

She warned that former President Donald Trump was a threat to the gay community even as they celebrated their progress.

‘All that progress is at stake in November. “Donald Trump and his MAGA allies are attacking the rights and freedoms of Americans — and have all but pledged to pursue the right to love who you love, ban books and limit surrogacy,” she said.