RuPaul’s Drag Race queen: ‘I was exorcised because my parents thought I was possessed by a gay demon’

Dusty Ray Bottoms has revealed on RuPaul’s Drag Race that his parents sent him to be exorcised because they thought a “gay demon” was possessing him.

During last night’s episode, Dusty – whose real name is Dustin Rayburn – opened up to the other contestants about his parents’ horrific reaction to him coming out.

The 30-year-old recalled: “When I came out to my family, the night before it happened, I literally was at my breaking point… my lowest low… I cried out to God and was like, I need a change in my life.


“I need something to happen and be different for me.”

He was confronted about his sexuality the day after.

“Literally the next morning, my mum was like: ‘Come downstairs, we need to talk about this.’

His parents told him they had “found something” on his computer.


It was then, he said, that “the whole me-coming-out happened.”

His parents responded terribly, he said.

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