TW: sex work, anti-LGBTQ violence, drug use, rape

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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Why RuPaul’s Drag Race is one of the best tv shows

1. It teaches self love and self acceptance. RuPaul tells everyone to love themselves at the end of every episode.

2. You don’t have to be a size 0 to compete. No matter what size you are, you can still be beautiful.

3. 4/8 winners are people of color. The top three of Season 8 are all non-white.

4. Is very gender inclusive.

Trans contestants: Monica Beverly Hillz, Carmen Carrera, Jiggly Caliente, Sonquie, Gia Gunn, Stacy Lane Matthews, and Kenya Michaels

Genderfluid contestants: Violet Chachki and Courtney Act

Two-Spirted contestants: Raja Gemini

Genderless contestants: Jinkx Monsoon

5. Deals with HIV 

HIV Positive contestants: Ongina and Trinity K. Bonet

6. Sexuality

Pansexual contestants: Courtney Act

Bisexual contestants: Kelly Mantle, Jasmine Masters, Katya Zamo (is only bisexual in drag, out of drag is gay)

There are so many more reasons, please leave some that are important to you.


The ten transformations from the first ten stops of Miss Fame’s #PaintedByFame tour - New York, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Denver, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles.

#PaintedByFame is returning for round 2! Fifteen new cities/dates have been added from August to November.

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