Gia Gunn takes over drag

The world of drag has become a worldwide phenomenon, especially since RuPaul Drag Race was launched on TV and Netflix

Gia Gunn, the woman taking over the world of drag
Gia Gunn, a beloved drag queen – Photo: Taken from her Twitter account
English 20/02/2019 15:01 Carlos Narváez Mexico City Actualizada 15:10
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The world of drag has become a worldwide phenomenon, especially since RuPaul Drag Race launched on TV and Netflix. In this popular show, dozens on contestants present their best looks, moves, and talents to be crowned as the best drag queen in the U.S.

Thanks to its charismatic and talented contestants, the show has become so popular that the drag queens tour the world presenting their shows. Last weekend, several drag queens visited Mexico City.

Among the drag queens were Farrah Moan, Shea Couleé, Valentina, Vivacious, Violet Chachki, Trinity the Tuck, and Gia Gunn.

Gia Gunn, who has become a favorite queen among fans, talked to EL UNIVERSAL.

Gia is Japanese and was raised in Chicago. In 2017, she came out as a transgender woman and ever since, she has become a strong advocate of the LGBT+ community. “The most Latin Chinese”, as she is known among her fans, speaks Japanese, English, and Spanish. Gia is especially close to her Latin American fans.

Gia said that “Drag is an art. I began (my career) in drag at 18 […] I was surprised at the ability of those men to transform into a woman within hours, I knew it was my world.”

Since coming out as a transgender woman, Gia has shown that this art is not exclusively for men.

It was thought that drag was only for men but in the last year, women and transgender people have also joined in. Gia says that it's important to learn the difference between sex, gender, sexual orientation, and drag.

“You can be a woman and do drag, you can be a man and do drag, I am a trans girl and I do drag. People think that gender and sex are the same things but no. It was to be understood that sexual orientation and your identity are different from the art of drag.”

Gia, who is beloved among her fans, she has become a strong advocate of the rights of the LGBT+ community. She wants to inspire all those who don't identify with their bodies or who can't express who they really are. Gia has committed to spreading hope and a positive message to all those who look up to her.

“The first struggle is within yourself, accepting you for who you really are. The second one is with family and friends. My parents had a hard time because they thought they were losing their son but no. After I talked to them they understood that they were accepting who I really am.”

Gia has a special message for her Mexican fans, as she knows homophobia and transphobia are an issue in Latin America: “Live your life, accept yourself no matter what others say. I know what it feels like to be alone but you will never be (alone). You have friends, family, people who will support you and will accept you the way you are,” she says.

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