Season 6 Drag Race star Gia Gunn came out as transgender on her Instagram account.
Using Transgender Day of Visibility (31 March), the star wanted to share her transition in the spirit of being out and proud.
Gunn said: ‘I thought I would dedicate today in the spirit of being visible to share my transition with all of you.
‘I have been on hormone replacement therapy now for almost about a year and I identify as female.
‘I indeed am transgender.’
Fans reacted with nothing but love and positivity.
One fan wrote: ‘You are a wonderful inspiration for the transgender community. I am a transgender woman who will begin hormone replacement therapy very soon and I’m extremely nervous but hopeful and excited about this first step in my transition. I’m so happy to see girls like us embracing who we truly are.’
Watch her inspiring coming out video below:
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Gia Gunn: ‘Absolutely!’
In her season of Drag Race, Gunn wasn’t shy of controversy.
Known for her hatred of ‘messy queens, cheap queens and manly queens,’ Gunn confronted competitor Milk for portraying a mother and child in her runway look.
Her most notable catchphrase and subsequent viral meme is: ‘Absolutely’.
She was eliminated on episode five, during the snatch game where she played Kim Kardashian.
Since appearing on the show, Gunn appeared on Alaska Thunderfuck’s 2016 album called Poundcake.
Watch the new music video: