My business trip to NYC yesterday caused me to miss the fabulous RuPaul at Outwrite Bookstore last night as he promoted his new book "Working It", but thankfully our friend Matt Hennie at Project Q Atlanta was in attendance and shot some great photos.
From project Q Atlanta:
RuPaul arrived sans drag wearing an open-collared pink shirt, dark suit and orange pocket square, a stark departure from the heavy coats and faux fur sprinkled throughout the crowd. The crush of people filled Outwrite, stretched out the door and around the corner east along 10th Street. In a town that seldom hosts gay events with rope lines, RuPaul’s appearance did just that. And fans didn’t seem too bothered by their lengthy wait outdoors as temperatures inched below freezing.
Once inside, RuPaul delivered brief remarks and posed with Nicole Paige Brooks (second photo) before hunkering down and autographing copies of the new book, “Workin’ It! RuPaul’s Guide to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Style.” Brooks was a contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” this season before getting eliminated in the second episode. But he made use of the spotlight with RuPaul and asked the crowd to “let Ru know she made a mistake last week” in dropping her.
(Above Atlanta poet/activist Antron Reshaud Brown and friend in support of RuPaul)