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Trans Afrolatina Monica Beverly Hillz talks about her life prior to entering RuPaul’s Drag Race

Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz have a few comments about transphobia on RPDR.

Two women who previously appeared as contestants on RuPaul’s Drag Race have commented on the controversy around the “Female vs. She-Male” mini challenge.  Given that RPDR gave Carmen Carrera and Monica Beverly Hillz wider exposure and a larger platform, I hadn’t given much thought to either of these ladies commenting publicly, but they have, and I’m glad we finally have statements from people close to the issue.

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In honor of Trans Day of Visibility, here are all of the trans women contestants that have appeared in previous seasons of Rupaul’s Drag Race, a show that is known for its transphobia and open use of transphobic slurs:

Sonique from Season 2
Carmen Carrera from Season 3
Monica Beverly Hillz from Season 5

Because trans women can be drag queens, there have been drag queens that have identified as trans women for decades, there will always be trans women drag queens in spite of the gay community’s attempts to invalidate them, and they deserve your support just as much as any other cis gay man who does drag for a living.