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'Drag Race' Star Jinkx Monsoon Opens Up About Being Non-Binary

It’s been four years since Jinkx Monsoon won the fifth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and took home the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.”

Since that win, she has remained one of the most recognizable faces in the world of drag, touring internationally with her cabaret-style approach to drag. After her win, the star came out as non-binary

“My gender does not fit into the box assigned to my genitalia. I lie somewhere between the lines,” she said in 2014.

Jinx now uses they/them pronouns when not in drag and she/her while in drag.

And in a series of tweets on Tuesday, the star decided to open up more about her decision to come out as non-binary and the relationship between her gender identity and her drag career.

I came out as NB/non-gendered almost 4 years ago. I have privately identified under the Trans umbrella since my teens.

— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon)

July 24, 2017

Because this apparently needs to be repeated… I am male bodied, I prefer to identify as non-gendered/non-binary. I prefer They/Them.

— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon)

July 24, 2017

In drag, I prefer She/Her. :) and frankly, she/her always works for me. My future is female.

— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon)

July 24, 2017

For a long time I didn’t think I needed to make my gender identity public info until I saw that I could be an advocate for our community.

— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon)

July 24, 2017

I spoke out on a trans matter 4 years back, and someone encouraged me to come out, in an effort to enlighten. I did and I’m glad I did.

— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon)

July 24, 2017

To be a drag queen does not automatically mean that one is a cis-male out of drag. PLENTY of queens live under the Trans umbrella. ️

— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon)

July 24, 2017

I enjoy being called She/Her while in Drag. Frankly, amongst queens, we kinda always call each other She/Her- so I’m always down with that.

— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon)

July 24, 2017

Sorry for the rant. I’ve seen a lot of arguments over this topic and I thought I’d throw my two cents in.

— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon)

July 24, 2017

I’ve seen some discussions online about my being NB, and inevitably someone will respond with “no, he’s a drag queen.”

— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon)

July 24, 2017

The two are NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.

— Jinkx Monsoon (@JinkxMonsoon)

July 24, 2017

Jink’s tweets highlight the vast spectrum of identities in the drag world. The nuance is important, especially as people tend to assume drag is only performed by cisgender gay men.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

Jane with Gregoire, Brazzaville Zoo, Republic of the Congo, 1995

“Goodall’s approach to her work greatly influenced Nichols’s thinking about his own. They are both popularizers who seek to shift public opinion about complex problems. And they both understand the power of photographs such as this one of Goodall with Gregoire, who was confined in a cafe at the Brazzaville Zoo for forty years before being rescued by staff of her institute.

In Brutal Kinship, Goodall wrote, ‘We humans are, of course, unique, but we are not so different from the rest of the animal kingdom as we used to suppose: the line between humans and other animals, once perceived as sharp, is blurred. And this leads to a new humility, a new respect.’”

10 notorious Murderers

The following people are ten notorious murderers (8 serial killers, 2 terrorists) ordered by their birthday (youngest to oldest).

I’m posting four pictures of everyone (them as kid, random picture of them, police sketch, mugshot) and a short summary of their crime.


Timothy McVeigh

*23/04/1968
†11/06/2001

Timothy James McVeigh was an American terrorist. He is responsible for the Oklahoma City Bombing. He had two accomplices (Terry Nichols, Michael Fortier). With his bomb he killed 168 people.




Richard Ramirez

*29/01/1960
†07/06/2013

Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez, also known as the „Night Stalker“, was an American serial killer. He killed at least 14 people. He often used different weapons and didn’t have any specific targets.




Aileen Wuornos

*29/05/1956
†09/10/2002

Aileen Carol Wuornos was an American serial killer. She probably killed 7 men in between 1989 and 1991. She is one of the most notorious female serial killers.




David Berkowitz

*01/06/1953

David Richard Berkowitz, also known as „Son of Sam“, is an American serial killer. He killed 6 people and wounded 8. Today he is an Christian.




Richard Chase

*23/05/1950
†26/12/1980

Richard Trenton Chase, also known as „The Vampire of Sacramento“, was an American serial killer. In just one month he killed 6 people. He drank the blood from some of his victims, ate body parts or had sex with their dead bodies. 




Gary Ridgway

*18/02/1949

Gary Leon Ridgway, also known as „Green River Killer“, is an American serial killer. He killed at least 49 women and girls. He killed his victims after having sex with them. He strangled them to death. Then he had sex with their dead bodies. Sometimes he came back at night and had sex with them again or mutilated their bodies.




Ted Bundy

*24/11/1946
†24/01/1989

Theodore „Ted“ Robert Bundy was an American serial killer. He raped and killed at least 28 young women and girls and cut them into pieces.  He is one of the most notorious serial killers in the history of the USA.




Dennis Rader

*09/03/1945

Dennis Lynn Rader, also known as „BTK-Killer“ (Bind, Torture, Kill) is an American serial killer. He killed at least 10 people. Most of his victims were female.




Ted Kaczynski

*22/05/1942

Theodore John „Ted“ Kaczynski, also known as the „Unabomber“ is an American terrorist. In between 1978 and 1995 he sent 16 bombs to different people in the USA. With these bombs he killed 3 people and injured 23.




Andrei Chikatilo

*16/10/1936
†14/02/1994

Andrei Romanovich Chikatilo, also known as „Butcher of Rostov“, was a Soviet serial killer. He killed at least 53 people. He often raped his female victims.

anonymous asked:

In a totally noncreepy way, how tall are you?

…I didn’t think it sounded creepy until you specified that it wasn’t supposed to sound creepy.

And now, all I can think is that it actually sounds kinda creepy.

In all seriousness though, to quote the personal ad of Louis Fyne in True Stories: “I’m 6 foot, 3 inches tall, and maintain a very consistent panda-bear shape.”

…I’m not, actually, I’m 5′11, but that’s too good a line to miss.

Colin

(Seriously though, if you’re near Philly, the Michael Nichols wildlife photography exhibit is phenomenal. Good for everything from “I care about incredible compositions and lighting” to “I want to look at animals with hilarious expressions.”)