Valentina Comes Out as Non-Binary

"I feel like a goddess. I feel like I’m my own gender."

Valentina is the latest RuPaul’s Drag Race queen to come out as non-binary.

In a new interview with Out, the All Stars Season 4 contestant said: “I identify as non-binary. I don’t completely feel like a man, I don’t completely feel like a woman. I feel like a goddess. I feel like I’m my own gender.”

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You can catch Valentina competing for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame every week on All Stars, but late this month you will get a double dose of her on your TVs when she plays Angel in Fox’s live version Rent.

Angel’s sexuality and gender has been up for interpertation in the past, with some actors choosing to play the role as a drag queen, transgender or gender-fluid. Valentina says coming out as non-binary has influenced how she approached the role of Angel:

“I get to bring that aspect to my Angel character,” she said, “and really have an idea of like, ‘Why is she so happy and so confident in her armor, in her drag?’”

“I do take the responsibility of being a gay non-binary drag queen person taking on a really important iconic role like Angel and I hope [audiences] tune in for it,” she explained.

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Valentina joins other Drag Race alum like Aja and Jinkx Monsoon who have come out as non-binary since competing to be America’s next drag superstar.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4 airs Fridays at 8/7c on VH1.

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