Former RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Kenya Michaels has been reported safe after being scheduled to perform at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, where a devastating mass shooting occurred early this morning.
A Pulse regular, the popular Puerto Rican queen was apparently still in the building after her midnight performance with friend Jasmine International for the club's Latin Night. The shooting occurred around 2 a.m.
Kenya Michaels is safe 🙌🏽 hopefully everyone else who was in the club is safe ❤️ #PulseNightclub #PulseOrlando pic.twitter.com/lFoxIZ1INO
— beth (@bethnicoleox) June 12, 2016
Fellow Drag Racer Roxxxy Andrews, who is based in Orlando, was also rumored to be in attendance last night, but has confirmed that she is safe.
@Drew1214 no. But @RoxxxyAndrews is safe. I'll check
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) June 12, 2016
The shooting occurred at one of the largest safe spaces for Orlando's queer POC community and, heart-wrenchingly, coincides with Pride Month, which began in response to anti-LGBTQ violence.
We've reached out to both Kenya and Roxxxy for comment and will update accordingly.