RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist Gigi Goode has come out as trans and non-binary in a recent video.
The season 12 queen opened up to her fans in a video on Instagram. “I don’t even know how to start this,” she began. “Around eight months ago in January, right at the beginning of the year, I decided to begin the process of hormone replacement therapy.”
Goode explained that the lockdown gave her space to reflect on her gender, explaining that she is “leaning more towards the nonbinary part of being genderfluid”.
Speaking to her “dolls”, she said she sought gender affirmation surgery in January and is going to legally change her name to Gigi Goode.
“Right at the beginning of the year, I decided to begin the process of hormone replacement therapy,” she said in the eight-minute-long video, “which for those of you who don’t know, is the process of taking oestrogen and testosterone blockers as a means of bringing in the woman and pushing out the man.”
She revealed that watching Veneno, a HBO Max series about the life of trans singer Cristina Ortiz Rodríguez, helped her realise “who I’m supposed to be”.
“I knew that I wanted this to be a journey I was going on by myself, on my own, without any input from the outside world,” she said. “It depends on the person and what they feel they need to feminise their face. Without getting into too much detail, which I may or may not do – I don’t feel like it’s anyone’s business but my own, I just feminised the parts of my face that I felt needed feminisation.”
“I’m just going to look a little bit more feminine or born a female,” she added. “I do identify as a trans, non-binary person, but I prefer she/her pronouns.”