Drag Race Star Gigi Goode Comes Out, Opens up About Transition
‘Drag Race’ Star Gigi Goode Comes Out, Opens up About Transition
“It’s pretty much Gigi from here on out.”
RuPaul's Drag Race star Gigi Goode has come out as trans/nonbinary yesterday is a moving post on Instagram.
"I don't even know how to start this," she said in the clip. "Let's just jump right into it, you know what I mean? I guess, without beating around the bush, around eight months ago in January, right at the beginning of the year, I decided to begin the process of hormone replacement therapy."
She continued, "For those of you who don't know, [that is] the process of taking estrogen and testosterone blockers — differing on the person — as a means of bringing in the woman and pushing out the man."
The 23-year-old, who has bandages wrapped around her head in the video, revealed she is currently recovering from facial feminization surgery and identifies "as a trans/nonbinary person and I prefer she/her pronouns."
Goode says they came into their identity during the lockdown. That time alone "was so crucial for me to have that time to myself. It gave me a lot of time to think and reflect." The HBO Max show Veneno also helped Goode understand herself and it "completely opened my mind up to who I am and who I'm supposed to be and, to me, that's a trans nonbinary person."
Goode also shared that she is legally changing her name to Gigi.
After eight months of keeping her gender identity private, she's ready to share her journey with the world. "I know the influence that strangers on social media have on these types of situations and so I knew when I started that I wanted this to be a journey that I was going on by myself on my own without any input from the outside world."