Jade Jolie, the renowned US drag queen and Taylor Swift impersonator, who captured hearts with her unforgettable appearances on RuPaul’s Drag Race season five and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula season four, recently shared a touching update on social media regarding her journey of embracing her trans identity.
In a post shared with her 85,000 followers on X (formerly known as Twitter), Jade Jolie wrote, “Deciding to choose myself and move forward with my transition.” This announcement was met with an outpouring of love and support from both friends and fans, who flocked to the comments section to celebrate her decision. One fan expressed, “You are so valid and so talented and have so many rooting for you. Make yourself happy, and everyone else will be here to cheer you on.” Another added, “This makes my heart so happy. You are embracing yourself, and I’m happy for your amazing journey ahead.”
Jade Jolie joins a growing list of former Drag Race contestants who have come out as trans. Just a few months ago, Adore Delano, a contestant from season six and All Stars 2, shared her own journey of embracing her identity as a trans woman in a heartfelt ten-minute video. The Drag Race family has been supportive, with fans also following Eureka O’Hara’s powerful transition updates and celebrating her legal name and gender change in March.
Notably, RuPaul’s Drag Race has taken significant steps in recent years to be more inclusive of trans performers. The winner of Drag Race season 15 was Sasha Colby, a trans contestant who has consistently used her platform to advocate for trans rights.
While Jade Jolie’s journey toward embracing her trans identity is a pivotal moment in her life, it is essential to remember that people can grow and evolve. Jade Jolie acknowledged a past mistake in 2021 when her involvement in an adult film with Nazi-inspired imagery resurfaced. In a statement, she expressed deep regret, explaining that she had been pressured into participating and disavowing any support for antisemitism, racism, or bigotry.
Jade Jolie’s decision to share her authentic self with the world is a testament to the power of self-discovery and the importance of supporting one another on our individual journeys.