Ever since showing on season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Gia Gunn has at all times spoken out in regards to the points that matter to her. As one in all a choose few transgender girls who’ve competed on Drag Race, Gunn has made positive her voice particularly loud concerning the therapy of trans girls on the hit actuality present.
In an interview on PROUD, the LGBTQ-centric radio program for Apple Music’s Beats 1, Gunn took goal at RuPaul herself, saying that the fixed public confusion over the transgender id might have been lessened had RuPaul allowed extra trans girls to compete on the present. “I will be honest: I do personally kind of blame RuPaul for creating this confusion,” she mentioned. “Trans women have been involved in gay culture since day one. Which then means trans women have also been involved in drag culture since day one. Why the world does not see us women out there now, like we do all the other drag queens, I think it’s very simple why.”
Gunn went on to make clear, although, that the publicity she and her fellow transgender contestants have obtained is invaluable. “I now really feel so accountable being an open trans lady on Drag Race or a part of the Drag Race entity,” she mentioned. “I guess at the end of the day, as much as I may point fingers and blame, I guess I’m also thankful because it looks like I know what it is that I have to do.”
Throughout her interview, Gunn additionally spoke about being one of many 37 drag stars featured on totally different covers of New York journal’s “Most Powerful Drag Queens in America” difficulty, saying that mainstream media shops have come a great distance in providing trustworthy illustration. “I’m just so grateful that more and more mainstream platforms are not being afraid of showcasing drag queens or trans women or queer artists,” she mentioned. “I think for many years I think it was kind of something to be ashamed of, and now it’s almost like you should be ashamed if you’re not condoning this, you know?”
Take heed to the total episode of PROUD right here, and take a look at a number of clips from the present under: