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RuPaul Gender: M
Charles, Rupaul Andre
born on 17 November 1960 at 18:52 (= 6:52 PM )
Place San Diego CA, USA, 32n42, 117w09
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: McKay-Clements
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 25°46' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 14°05 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 29°14'


American transvestite, a black, 6' 5" drag queen who is an image of class and glamour in full costume. RuPaul grew up in a houseful of women, his mom, Ernestine and sisters Renetta, Renne and Rosalind. His mom ruled the roost, undemonstrative except when she let loose with her big temper.

RuPaul realized at age eight that he was gay. When he went into the hospital for a hernia operation, he saw a nude man and had so vivid an emotional response that it was an epiphany. He had an awkward adolescence, moving toward a career as a drag performer. In 1982 he appeared on public access TV in the American Awards Show, dressed as a woman. He worked at night as a go-go dancer, spending his 20's experimenting with uppers, downers, heroin and coke until he ended up homeless and broke.

At 26, he moved back home to his mom for a period of reappraisal, a personal and spiritual overhaul, emerging with a new sense of identity and comfortable with himself, "I'm black, I'm gay and I'm a man." He is the author of an autobiography "Lettin' It All Hang Out."


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1982 (American Awards show)

Source Notes

John McKay-Clements quotes B.C. 9/1997. PT has a copy of the birth certificate in hand confirming this time. However David Hamblin pointed out that RuPaul's website says: …"was born November 17th, 7:58 p.m. at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, California. When asked what she named her baby boy, my Mother replied, "His name is RuPaul Andre Charles and he's gonna be a star! Cause ain't another mother f**ker alive with a name like that!"


  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (Three sisters)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Hernia operation)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Drag queen performer, noted)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Transvestite
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Go-go dancer, initially)
  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Traits : Body : Size (6' 5")
  • Traits : Body : Hair (Blonde wigs)
  • Traits : Personality : Unique