GAY TIMES JUNE 2018 • JINKX MONSOON
After winning Drag Race Season 5, Jinkx Monsoon has been travelling the world and securing their place as one of the most talented and successful queens to emerge from the show. Identifying as non-binary, Jinkx now utilises this platform to raise awareness for non-binary people globally. Speaking with Our Lady J, Jinkx dives into their journey of gender identity, the trans influence on drag, uncomfortable interactions in airport security and addresses the trans-exclusionary comments made by RuPaul.
"When the conversation started in our community that there's cis and there's trans, trans encapsulates a lot of things. It doesn't just mean people who were born one sex and transition to the other, it also means people who are born one sex and kind of create their own gender identity in the way that's going to help them. That's where I am now. I identify as non-binary, non-conforming, and fluid because I know that I'm never becoming more masculine, but I don't know exactly where my journey will take me in claiming my own femininity."