Jinkx Monsoon Comes Out as Nonbinary: “I Choose To Educate Rather Than Get Upset”

"I do not get upset when people use the wrong pronouns for me as long as it is not a malicious attack on my gender."

Jinkx Monsoon has been one of the busiest drag queens in the business since walking away with the crown on the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Now “Seattle’s premier Jewish narcoleptic drag queen” has made headlines again, this time coming out as non-binary.

“Because this apparently needs to be repeated… I am male bodied, I prefer to identify as non-gendered/nonbinary. I prefer They/Them,” Jinkx wrote on Twitter.

Jinkx then went onto explain how long they have identified as non-binary, the pronouns they prefer and what it’s like being trans in the drag community:

Jinkx spoke about gender fluidity in an interview with Queerty earlier this year:

“I’ve never identified as fully male. I’ve always identified as more gender fluid or gender ambiguous, but I never knew the vocabulary to explain it for myself,” Jinkx revealed.

“Embracing that in myself meant that I started to embrace the fact that there are a lot of people out there that really like gender fluid people. So now I’m meeting all these hot guys who would have been into me this whole time if I just knew how to find them!”

After winning Drag Race Jinkx traveled the world starring in the wildly successful show, The Vaudevillians with Major Scales. In 2014 Jinkx also released The Inevitable Album, and earlier this year successfully funded a new album, The Ginger Snapped, “a tribute to Seattle Grunge with a 90’s garage band throwback vibe,” which Jinkx hopes to “release very soon.”
 

Aside from stage shows, Jinkx also returned to the small screen this year when the documentary about the performer-singer, Drag Becomes Him, had its TV premiere on Logo.
 

Have your umbrella handy because it looks like Monsoon Season isn’t ending anytime soon.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9: RuVealed airs Thursdays at 8/7c on Logo.

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