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'Drag Race's Jasmine Kennedie Comes Out as Trans in Tearful Scene

Jasmine Kennedie has transitioned

In Untucked on Friday night, RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Bosco and Jasmine Kennedie both opened up about their gender journey.

In one scene, Deja Skye asked the group had any considered transitioning. Bosco, who came out as trans on Twitter earlier this month, responded.

"I've definitely thought about transitioning," she said. "Especially during the pandemic. Bosco is something that I used to like feel a lot of gender euphoria and I had to go an entire year without her."

She said that in her day job in customer service being gendered as male so often became grating and made her consider transitioning. she went on to say she's still figuring out what she wants to do. In the time since the show, she has announced being that she is trans.

In tears, Kennedie also opened up. 

"Before coming here I was about to start hormones," she said. "And coming here I was scared and I didn't want to have to go through this process while going through that. But seeing Kerri and seeing how confident she is in who she is, it just further affirmed what I've been feeling my whole life."

"I definitely feel like I am trans," she continued. "I've been so scared to say it. I have held back from it for so long because I didn't want to hurt my dad but I can't lie about it anymore.

"I am trans."

The performer wrote about it all on social media following the episode. In a letter she revealed that she had been focused on her career for the past seven years of her life.

"I [thought] drag was enough for me, I could take off the makeup any time and no one would know me out of drag," she wrote. "But at a certain point in my drag career, I was realizing that I was doing drag to fill the void in my own life."

She went on to write about Mimi Marks competing in the Miss Continental Pageant and being struck by her confidence as a trans woman. Kennedie went on to reveal that a few months after filming Drag Race she began HRT.

"I couldn't be more happier," she wrote. "Everything I've wanted is finally happening and I am so thankful for the people who made it possible. Thank you Kerri Colby for making me feel comfortable to talk about my identity. If it wasn't for you, I probably would have never came out."

With four trans performers, season 14 marks the most trans-inclusive cast of any Drag Race iteration. 

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