Drag Race star Gigi Goode comes out as a ‘trans/non-binary person’ with ‘she/her pronouns’

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Gigi Goode has come out as a ‘transgender/non-binary’ person in an emotional video posted after the star underwent facial feminization surgery. 

Goode — born Samuel Geggie, 23, —took to Instagram on Sunday to discuss her journey and surgery while wrapped in a face bandage.

Nearly two years ago Gigi came out as ‘gender-fluid’ which she said she ‘still very much identifies with’ but added she had been leaning ‘more towards the nonbinary side of that.’ She said she prefers pronouns of ‘she/her.’    

Announcement: RuPaul's Drag Race star Gigi Goode has come out as a 'trans/non-binary' person in an emotional video posted after the star underwent facial feminization surgery pictured July 21

Announcement: RuPaul’s Drag Race star Gigi Goode has come out as a ‘trans/non-binary’ person in an emotional video posted after the star underwent facial feminization surgery pictured July 21

Nonbinary people do not identify as either male or female, and many use ‘they’ or ‘them’ pronouns. 

‘Lemme explain..Just thought it was about time that I let you all in on what I’ve been going through the past several months Love u all!!,’ Gigi wrote in a caption accompanying the video. 

Wrapped in a face bandage with slight bruising under her eyes she walked her 1.3M followers through her journey, as she spoke about getting hormone replacement therapy. 

‘Let’s just jump right into it…around eight months ago, in January, right at the beginning of the year, I decided to begin the process of hormone replacement therapy, which for those of you who don’t know, is the process of taking estrogen and testosterone blockers as a means of bringing in the woman and pushing out the man.

‘This whole pandemic, leading up to that January point, was so crucial for me to have that time to myself. It give me a lot of time to think and reflect. On Drag Race, which was almost two years ago, I came out as gender-fluid, which I still very much identify with. I would say that I’m leaning more towards the nonbinary side of that.  

Getting candid: Gigi revealed that she began hormone replacement therapy, the process of taking estrogen and testosterone blockers 'as a means of bringing in the woman and pushing out the man'

Getting candid: Gigi revealed that she began hormone replacement therapy, the process of taking estrogen and testosterone blockers ‘as a means of bringing in the woman and pushing out the man’

Identifying: 'I do identify as a trans non-binary person, but I prefer she/her pronouns,' Gigi explained

Identifying: ‘I do identify as a trans non-binary person, but I prefer she/her pronouns,’ Gigi explained

Personal journey: Goode explained that the reason she did not divulge any details sooner is because 'I knew that I wanted this to be a journey I was going on by myself, on my own, without any input from the outside world'

Personal journey: Goode explained that the reason she did not divulge any details sooner is because ‘I knew that I wanted this to be a journey I was going on by myself, on my own, without any input from the outside world’

‘It was a realization I didn’t have much time to process as the episodes were airing. If the world hadn’t shut down, I really wouldn’t have been able to process it further,’ she went on to say. 

Gigi shared that ‘one of those realizations’ came from watching the show Veneno — which focuses on the life and death of one of the most important LGBT icons in Spain La Veneno (Cristina Ortiz) — as she revealed it made her think about ‘who I’m supposed to be,’ which she said was a ‘trans/non-binary person.’ 

Goode explained that the reason she did not divulge any details sooner is because ‘I knew that I wanted this to be a journey I was going on by myself, on my own, without any input from the outside world.’ 

She then began to divulge about her most recent procedure, FFS (facial feminization surgery). 

Feminization surgery: 'I just feminized the parts of my face that I felt needed feminization,' adding: 'I'm just going to look a little bit more feminine or born a female,' she explained of her surgery

Feminization surgery: ‘I just feminized the parts of my face that I felt needed feminization,’ adding: ‘I’m just going to look a little bit more feminine or born a female,’ she explained of her surgery 

Last year: She was born Samuel Geggie but explained she is in the process of legally changing her name to Gigi; pictured September 2020

Last year: She was born Samuel Geggie but explained she is in the process of legally changing her name to Gigi; pictured September 2020

Modeling: She modeled in Rihanna's Savage X Fenty show Vol. 2 in October 2020

Modeling: She modeled in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty show Vol. 2 in October 2020

‘It depends on the person and what they feel they need to feminize their face. Without getting into too much detail, which I may or may not do – I don’t feel like it’s anyone’s business but my own, I just feminized the parts of my face that I felt needed feminization,’ adding: ‘I’m just going to look a little bit more feminine or born a female.’

Gigi added ‘I do identify as a trans non-binary person, but I prefer she/her pronouns,’ and explained that she was in the process of legally changing her name to Gigi (her stage name), as she said that she would not be known as Samuel ‘from here on out.’

Goode rose to fame on the twelfth season of the drag competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race as the runner-up. 

Since that time she has modeled for Moschino, Playboy and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty. 

RuPaul's Drag Race: Known by her stage name 'Gigi Goode' she rose to fame on Season 12 of the reality show as the runner up; (second from back left) February 2020

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Known by her stage name ‘Gigi Goode’ she rose to fame on Season 12 of the reality show as the runner up; (second from back left) February 2020




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