RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 runner-up Peppermint talks about men who date trans women in the latest episode of her YouTube series “My Transition.”
“We all need love, we all want love,” she says. “Companionship is a really, really important thing, whether we admit it or not.”
Mentioning stars like Hugh Grant and Eddie Murphy, she acknowledges the stigma attached to men who are attracted to trans women.
“There’s a lot of people who would normally be there to partner with us, to support us, to love us publicly, to be in our lives in more ways than one, who aren’t because they’re afraid of being judged, chastised, rejected in their own lives,” she says.
“If you’re a trans-attracted person, please don’t have any shame. Explore it. And just know that the love that you give to someone else, anyone else, is going to be sent back to you in return.”