Longtime LGBT ally and judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Michelle Visage, came to the rescue of a gay teenager after he was kicked out his home for coming out to his parents.
“I came out to my family last night and got kicked out of the house. I just want to die, please tell me it gets better,” Jake asked her on Twitter.
“Honey your life is just beginning,” Visage said. “I’m proud of you. Do you have anywhere to go?”
The 18-year-old, from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, said he was sent packing into the freezing cold night.
Visage tweeted out a plea for help to her 290,000 followers:
This morning, Visage updated her followers to let them know that Jake is safely living with a friend.
Update: Jake is safely at a friend's place and he's keeping me updated. He's assured me he's safe. Bless you all for helping
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) October 19, 2016