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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: Category Is Transgender Visibility and Sisterhood

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Jazz Tangcay Artisans EditorThe 14th season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will live in the herstory books as a big step forward for trans representation.The show began with just two trans queens, Kerri Colby and Kornbread, but as the season progressed, they were joined by three others who spoke their truths, Bosco, Jasmine Kennedie and Willow Pill.

It became the most trans-inclusive season to date.Further cementing the season in herstory, Willow Pill was crowned America’s Drag Race Superstar, and she became the first out transgender winner of the main “Drag Race” franchise.Speaking with Variety last month at RuPaul’s DragCon, Colby called the season “trans-tastic.” She stressed this wasn’t just a trend for the season, but that it was a place for her to speak her truth.

Colby said, “I was very nervous to approach my truth for so long. Part of it was that I never felt like I saw me. Hearing a realistic story that tells me how to get there gives me a roadmap.” Kennedie, who announced she was trans during an episode of “Untucked,” told her fellow queens, “Before coming here, I was about to start hormones.

Coming here, I was scared and didn’t want to have to go through that process.” But it was Colby’s truth that inspired her to be her authentic self.

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