Drag Race UK star Divina de Campo comes out as non-binary
Drag Race UK contestant Divina de Campo has come out as non-binary.
The drag star, who has also appeared on The Voice and All Together Now, opened up about their gender identity in a post to social media.
Divina de Campo opens up about gender identity
They said: “Hi I’m Divina. I’m non-binary. It just means the terms male/female don’t ‘fit’ for me. I’m just a person. You can use he, she, they, them. It doesn’t bother me.
“What you see or think isn’t always the same as how I experience the world. How I present to you doesn’t necessarily reflect my reality.
Of their happiness with any pronouns, the drag star clarified: “That’s not the case for everyone. If it does upset someone to be misgendered then don’t be a dick.
“It’s a pretty simple rule for life. We can be kind.”
The announcement was welcomed by other Drag Race stars.
Drag Race UK’s Blu Hydrangea replied “Love you lots ?”, while Gothy Kendoll wrote: “god i love you”.
Aquaria, the winner of Drag Race US season ten, replied: “You better live this truth! ❤️?❤️??❤️”.
They are far from the only non-binary Drag Race contestant.
A lot of Drag Race queens identify as non-binary
Season nine queen Valentina explained to Out magazine in January: “I identify as non-binary. I don’t completely feel like a man, I don’t completely feel like a woman. I feel like a goddess. I feel like I’m my own gender.”
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Fellow season nine alum Aja also non-binary, explaining to Them: “The whole time this [hasn’t been] a character — it’s really just me in makeup. It’s me, it’s just an extension of my gender identity, and it’s my expression.”
They added: “I do feel like a woman, but I feel comfortable in my body. I don’t feel the need to change anything. I don’t feel the need to appear more feminine to society’s standards.”
Fan favourite Courtney Act identifies as genderqueer, explaining: “There’s a lot of labels and how important they are.
“Once we start living in that truth. For example, genderqueer set me free from feeling not good enough as a man.
“It set me free from not feeling valuable enough, strong enough as a man.”
Courtney Act added: “When I realised my femininity was important and could be celebrated, it laid to rest a lifelong struggle with my gender.