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RuPaul enters the Hall

by BAR staff

Photo: California Museum
Photo: California Museum  

Actor, model, and singer RuPaul Andre Charles sports the medal awarded to him during his induction into the California Hall of Fame at the California Museum in downtown Sacramento Tuesday, December 10. The gay host of "RuPaul's Drag Race" is a San Diego native and became the first drag queen inducted into the Hall of Fame. Governor Gavin Newsom and first partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom presided over the ceremony. Other inductees this year included Maya Angelou, who will be honored posthumously; athlete and Olympic medalist Brandi Chastain; astrophysicist France A. Cordova; skateboarder and entrepreneur Tony Hawk; author and activist Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston; civil rights leader the Reverend James M. Lawson Jr.; actor and comedian George Lopez; chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck; and winemaker and vintner Helen M. Turley.

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