The cast of “Queer Eye” took a trip to D.C. this week where they gave a panel discussion on LGBT youth issues at the Library of Congress, advocated for the Equality Act with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and took touristy cherry blossom photos.
Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski
The group also visited the Rayburn House Office Building at the Capitol where they met up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The meeting may have been the result of Berk offering on Twitter to redecorate Ocasio-Cortez’s Capitol Hill office. Ocasio-Cortez was quick to accept.
“Swing by our office!” she tweeted. “We’ve barely had time to hang anything up, three of my staffers are expecting babies, and we’ve got a bach pad/warehouse type situation out here. SOS!”
Swing by our office!
We’ve barely had time to hang anything up, three of my staffers are expecting babies, and we’ve got a bach pad/warehouse type situation out here. 😩 SOS!
(The good news is that people are leaving a rainbow of positive post-its on our wall so that’s cute) https://t.co/vOHE6tHuMA— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 2, 2019
Of course, the Fab Four also made time for the touristy sites while visiting D.C. They snapped plenty of photos at the monuments and the cherry blossoms which they posted on social media.
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Spending time in Washington DC left me feeling INVIGORATED. Seeing so many powerfully educated passionate lawmakers fighting for all Americans let’s me know that good is coming. The fact that I was able to walk through the Capitol Building being critical of the administration and it’s horrific policies is a gorgeous definition of patriotism. Rock that 1st amendment, get the knowledge, get involved & let’s go 2020. #equalityact 📸 @tasosphoto
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We express ourselves to remain visible for those who cannot do so, safely. Thank you DC for opening your doors to us this week. Learn about the #EqualityAct and understand that LGBTQIA rights should be protected, no matter our gender identity or sexual orientation. 📸@tasosphoto
Their visit excited plenty of people including Pete Buttigieg’s husband Chasen who hoped the Fab Four could help him pick an outfit for the HRC gala on Saturday. Berk sadly declined because their schedules were too packed.
Awww! We’d love too, but sadly packed back to back today 😞— Bobby Berk (@bobbyberk) April 4, 2019
Brandi Holtby, the wife of Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, invited the cast to a Capitals game on Thursday night but it appears their schedules didn’t allow them to accept the invitation.
Hey @QueerEye, want to come to the Caps game with me tonight? 🤞🏼— Brandi Holtby (@bbholtby) April 4, 2019
It’s unclear why Karamo Brown, the fifth member of the Fab Five, wasn’t on the trip. However, the culture expert did post some tweets that hinted it could be because of a difference in political views.
“The thing I love about the #Fab5 the most is that we all don’t hold the same view but we respect each other and the process,” Brown tweeted. “For me,
The thing I love about the #Fab5 the most is that we all don't hold the same view but we respect each other and the process.— Karamo Brown (@Karamo) April 4, 2019
For me, its important to champion leaders who understand the importance of speaking the truth and who also understand that our democracy is a bipartisan system & in order to see sustainable change U must find a way to work w/ the other side while not disrespecting your own party— Karamo Brown (@Karamo) April 4, 2019