Peppermint Talks About Her Journey on Trans Day of Visibility

– Peppermint is an out trans contestant from season nine of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” who is now a recurring guest star on Netflix’s “Survival of the Thickest” and featured on Amazon Prime’s “Harlem.”
– She talks about the challenges of growing up trans without role models or support, and the importance of Trans Day of Visibility for giving young queer people models to look up to.
– Peppermint also emphasizes the need for allies to use their platforms to make space for trans and queer individuals and advocate for their rights, especially in the face of anti-trans legislation.

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Peppermint, known for being the first out trans contestant on season nine of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” is using her platform to advocate for trans rights. Despite facing challenges growing up without transgender or queer role models, Peppermint eventually found camaraderie with like-minded people as she got older. She credits Trans Day of Visibility as an important day for young trans people to see that they have models and for others to learn how to show up for their community.

Peppermint reminds readers that anti-trans legislation is on the rise, with 70 bills introduced in various states targeting the community. She encourages not only trans people but also allies to use their platforms and voices to uplift and make financial opportunities for queer and trans individuals in their lives. Peppermint believes that when people see others making space for someone they care about, they may rethink their position on trans rights.

Peppermint’s work has expanded beyond “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” and now she is a recurring guest star on Netflix’s “Survival of the Thickest” and featured on season two of Amazon Prime’s “Harlem,” with a part in the upcoming movie “Fire Island.” As an advocate for trans rights, Peppermint is using her success to shed light on the challenges trans people face and promote more understanding and acceptance.