Gay Times UK has four, count ’em FOUR, covers his month… one of which features our very own Peppermint! (
Peppermint is on a career high right now after it was announced earlier this week that she will make history as the first trans woman to originate a principal role on Broadway in the upcoming Go-Go’s jukebox musical Head Over Heels.
From the interview:
Peppermint was the first openly trans contestant to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and is the first trans woman to appear on the cover of Gay Times. Not only a fierce queen, Peppermint is fiercely political and looks forward to the bright future of further trans representation in media.
“We need lawmakers in our favour. Lawmakers must be diverse as possible from all races, genders and sexualities to reflect the societies they are representing. We’ve had a number of lawmakers around the world step into the light who are queer and that’s fantastic and it feels
On the inclusivity of RuPaul’s Drag Race when it comes to trans contestants:“It’s not a show about trans folk or trans issues and it’s not necessarily supposed to educate the community. It’s just the model they have. I don’t know if they’re planning on changing it soon, but I would personally like to see all kinds of queens on the show -— not only different types of drag queens but different types of people doing drag.”
On being trans in the era of Trump:
“It’s worth noting we’ve made great strides and I don’t believe there’s anything they could throw at us which we couldn’t handle. We’ve been through so much before and will do in the future, but it’s about how we get through it. We’ve been there when the law wasn’t on any of our sides and where allies or a sense of community didn’t exist. I think we’re moving in the right direction.”
The other three covers? Recently out bisexual supermodel Reece King, yummy queer ally River Viiperi, and celebrity stylist’ Kyle De’Volle.
(via Boy Culture)