"I'm doing part. I really am. I'm trying to really keep it moving, keep it positive, but still educate. There's obviously a huge amount of severity to what's going on. The world does need a lot more positivity, so if I can be a point of positivity for people in the world, especially in this realm of things, I think it's really important," Gorgeous tells
on the red carpet of the Human Rights Campaign's annual Los Angeles fundraising dinner.
"It is so important now more than ever to be louder and prouder and talk about who you are and what you believe in. No matter what bill anyone tries to ban, we're not going anywhere. This is who we are. This is what we do. Girl, you can try to ban whatever you want, but that does not change anything. Being here and being loud and proud is all I care about right now," Gottmik says.
"Being part of such an insane queer moment, trans history, getting to be with all these trans performers on stage... it was just mind-blowing. I am so honored to a part of it. When I said 'yes,' I didn't even really think about how monumental that was. I love Sam and Kim so much."
, the best friends are releasing their own book called
The T Guide
that unveils their personal experiences coming to terms with their true authentic selves.
"We wrote about all our tips and tricks. He's a trans man and I'm a trans woman, so it's both sides of the spectrum. A bunch of our amazing, diverse, talented, inspirational friends wrote short essays about unique parts of their life. It really is a guide. I really wish I had it growing up. I would have probably in my backpack every day. I'm really proud of it [and] so is he," Gorgeous says.
The T Guide
comes out May 16. To see the full interview with Gigi Gorgeous and Gottmik, check out the video below.
Gigi Gorgeous & Gottmik Advocate for Transgender Rights