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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 4 Queen, Madame LaQueer Comes Out as Trans ‘It’s Never Too Late’

Madame LaQueer for RuPaul's DragCon LA 2023Photo by Sarah Morris/WireImage

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A Beloved contestant from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 4, Madame LaQueer has courageously come out as trans. In an exclusive interview, she shared her journey to self-acceptance and announced she will now go by Cassandra out of drag and Madame Cassandra Uzumaki LaQueer in drag.


Madame LaQueer Comes Out as Trans

After hinting at the news on Instagram, Madame elaborated in a conversation with Entertainment Weekly. She expressed feeling “ecstatic” over living her truth, realizing she hadn’t “seen this clearly for a long time.”

Madame first questioned her gender identity in 2006 during her pageant career. However, she often talked herself out of transitioning, allowing her “inner saboteur to reel” her back. She endured a 12-year depression over the conflict, sometimes feeling like giving up.

The strong community she built, including fellow Drag Race queens, led her down the path of authenticity. A conversation with Jade Jolie, who came out as trans in 2022, proved pivotal. She encouraged Madame that it wasn’t too late to live genuinely.


Madame also recalled almost coming out to trailblazing trans contestant Sonique at a season 4 premiere party. Sonique correctly sensed Madame’s struggle but didn’t push her before she was ready.

According to Madame, her decision to come out wasn’t planned. Glancing in the mirror while wearing her real eyebrows, she finally saw herself clearly. She found the courage to embrace her true identity.

On Drag Race, Madame made her mark with a wrestling challenge win and an infamous “cleek” reference. She joins several RuPaul queens who’ve recently come out as trans, including Jade, Adore Delano, and Farrah Moan.


Madame LaQueer Almost Didn’t Come Out as Trans

Madame hinted she was trans in 2006 during her pageant career, but she repressed her identity for over a decade, allowing depression and fear to dictate her path. Even into 2022, she second-guessed herself.

However, Madame found the confidence to finally live genuinely. Her story reveals the obstacles trans people face, both external and internal. Despite realizing her truth years ago, Madame only recently felt empowered to articulate it.

The outpouring of support Madame has received since coming out is also pivotal. Fans are celebrating her boldness and reassuring her she doesn’t need to hide any longer.

By coming out, Madame inspires others to conquer self-doubt in their own lives. She reminds us that love for ourselves and each other is the greatest triumph of all.

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Silvergorila
Silvergorila
5 months ago

Its like you read my mind You appear to know a lot about this like you wrote the book in it or something I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit but instead of that this is fantastic blog An excellent read I will certainly be back

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