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RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty Trinity The Tuck opens up about transition and gender journey

Emma Flint July 3, 2022
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Semi-close up photo of Trinity the Tuck attending the 'Drag Race All Stars' premiere. They are wearing a platinum blonde wig, and a dark purple dress.

Trinity the Tuck attends RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 7 Premiere screening + panel discussion St Hudson Yards, Public Square & Gardens on May 10, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for VH1/Paramount +)

RuPaul’s Drag Race icon Trinity the Tuck has shared intimate details of her transition journey and gender identity in an emotional Twitter thread.

In the post on Friday (24 June), the co-winner of Drag Race All Stars 4 and current contestant on Drag Race All Stars 7 revealed that although she feels trans, she doesn’t consider herself a trans woman and that her gender is actually much more complicated.

“I just wanna make sure people are aware of a few things,” Trinity explained on Twitter. “I do not consider myself a trans woman. I feel trans. My actual gender isn’t labeled as I’m very conflicted by a lot of things and how I feel…”

Trinity the Tuck went on to give a raw and honest thread about discovering their identity later in life, rightly explaining that “there’s no guideline for how a trans person should look”, and that “everyone has to do what they are comfortable with”.

On this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility (31 March), the RuPaul’s Drag Race legendary legend came out as trans non-binary. In a long social media post, they talked about their gender identity being nothing new for them, and that they’d “felt this way for years” but had simply never made their identity public.

They said that they were “going to explore certain physical transitional options and see how I feel”, with the performer’s latest tweets revealing that they’re still undecided on where their journey will taken them next.

Trinity the Tuck isn’t the first Drag Race star to come out since the show; more than 40 former contestants have since come out as non-binary, trans or gender-fluid, including Carmen Carrera, Jinx Monsoon, Kylie Sonique Love, Willow Pill and Gia Gunn.

The outpouring of love and support has been significant.

Former Drag Race contestant Jiggly Caliente was among the first to respond: “First u don’t owe anyone a fckin explanation on how your transition is going. There’s no guidelines n protocol on being trans.”

Jiggly Caliente also came out as trans in 2016, telling Hey Kween in an interview: “It was just a turning point this year where I told myself, let me just say it, so the rumours and the questions can end. I felt like a weight was off my shoulders.”

Another user, this time a fan, later tweeted that all trans experiences and stories are valid.

The star finished their thread by saying: “Just know this is a slow process for me. But over all I am healthy and happy!”

 

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