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All the 'Drag Race' 14 Queens Who Came Out As Trans During the Season
'RuPaul's Drag Race' isn't just a competition. For some queens, it helps them realize their truth.
This season of the beloved reality drag competition has become the most trans-inclusive of any in the entire franchise's entire known history. Season 14 started off with trans queens Kornbread "The Snack" Jete and Kerri Colby sashaying into the werk room on the first episode of the season, but in the days and episodes following the premiere, three other queens decided to share their truths with the world and come out as trans.
Scroll through to meet the queens who came out this season! And catch season 14 of RuPaul's Drag Race, which is currently airing new episodes on Friday nights at 8pm ET/PT on VH1!
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The Seattle-based queen (whose pronouns are she/they) publicly came out as trans in a February Twitter post where she revealed that she had begun hormone therapy after filming of Drag Race wrapped back in the summer of 2021.
"I can't really think of a better time to tell y'all so here it goes: I'm straight too," she wrote, referencing the elimination of her fellow season 14 contestant (and the series' first straight cis male performer) Maddy Morphosis. "I'm a very private person but it would feel silly to not talk about this while I have this platform. After filming wrapped this summer, I began focusing on figuring out what medical transitioning would look like for me. I started HRT after getting back from Drag Race."
"I'm now in a place where I'm surrounded by love and support," they continued. "Love from my heaven sent boyfriend, stunning peers, and incredible friends. I'm not quite where I want to be yet, but I'm starting to see her [peek] through more and more."
\u201cI can't really think of a better time to tell y'all so here it goes:\n\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0fI'm straight too\ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f\u201d— Bosco (@Bosco) 1644547508
In emotional episode of Untucked that aired in February, Jasmine Kennedie opened up about her gender indentity and her journey to self acceptance, and how seeing other out, trans queens like Kerri Colby helped reaffirmed how she has always felt about who she is.
"Before coming here I was about to start hormones," she told her castmates. "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."
\u201c\u201cYou owe it to yourself to be happy, and to live your life as the human being that you want to be.\u201d \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\u26a7\ufe0f \n\nSo proud of @JasmineKennedie for finding the courage to share her journey, and major props to @KerriColby, @hereisbosco, & @kornbreadTMFS for inspiring us all season long! \ud83d\udc98\u201d— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaul's Drag Race) 1645239729
After opening up to her fellow season 14 castmates about her identity in a late February episode of Untucked (where she said she revealed that her relationship with gender is complicated because of the impact cystinosis has on her body), Willow Pill took to Twitter in early March to publicly declare and open up about being trans, acknowledging that her journey is still ongoing and that she doesn't have to have all the answers right this second.
"I want to address some of the things I said in Untucked last week when I talked about my gender identity," Pill wrote. "Its taken me a long time to come to terms with my transness because so much space has been taken up by my illness. My condition has caused me so much physical and emotional pain that my body became something I always wanted out of.
"During quarantine, I started to explore my feelings about my illness and unpacked a lot of medical PTSD and self-hatred. But only in the last year have I really started to realize that I'm not happy with my gender identity either. Much of that is due to be ign on Drag Race and feeling euphoria being Willow for the first time since quarantine and being around a bunch of queer and trans friends on set."
She continued: "I'm still not sure where I fit on the spectrum, for now I just say trans femme, but I also don't have to know now."