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#QueerQuote: “It is Better to be Alone than in Bad Company.” – George Washington

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All sorts of stuff has been named in honor of George Washington, including the nation’s capital Washington, D.C. The state of Washington is the only state to be named after a U.S. President.

Mount Washington in New Hampshire, the tallest mountain in the Northeast, and the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.

Washington is depicted in stone at the Mount Rushmore. The Washington Monument is one of the best-known American landmarks. The world’s busiest bridge is the George Washington Bridge; the double-decked suspension bridge spans the Hudson River between the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan and Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Several naval vessels are named in Washington’s honor, including the USS George Washington.

Washington’s likeness appears on U.S. currency, including the one-dollar bill and the Washington quarter. Washington appeared on the nation’s first postage stamps in 1847. Since that time, Washington has appeared on many postage stamp, more than all other presidents combined.

Washington’s personal annotated copy of the Acts Passed at a Congress of the United States of America from 1789 includes the Constitution of the United States and a draft of the Bill of Rights. It was sold in 2012, at Christie’s for $9,826,500, a record for a document sold at auction.

George was a glossy monthly magazine centered on the theme of politics-as-lifestyle founded by John F. Kennedy, Jr. Its tagline was “Not Just Politics as Usual”. It was published from 1995 to 2001. The debut issue had a cover which received a great deal of controversy for its image of Cindy Crawford dressed as George Washington photographed by Herb Ritts.

Washington will appear as a very special guest judge on tenth season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race on March 22, 2018, which will include a segment on how to powder your hair.


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