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Drag Race star Farrah Moan comes out as transgender

By Jake Beardslee · December 24, 2023

In brief…

  • Farrah Moan came out as transgender on Maddy Morphosis' podcast Give It to Me Straight
  • She reflected on suppressing her identity due to career concerns
  • Doing drag was the only time she felt at home in her body
  • After coming out, she thanked fans for their support
RuPaul's Drag Race star Farrah Moan came out as transgender and shared her journey to embracing her identity.  @farrahrized/Instagram

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Farrah Moan has come out as transgender. In a recent episode of Maddy Morphosis’ podcast Give It to Me Straight, the 30-year-old opened up about embracing her female identity.

“It was a forever-coming. The times in my life where I tried to suppress my trans identity, it was because I felt if I ever did it, I would never be on Drag Race, I’d never be successful, I’d never be able to have a job,” Farrah said, reflecting on her journey. “Back in my day, the trans people that were brave enough to be open and out were very ostracized from society, in my perception.”

After years of doing drag and gaining fame through appearances on Drag Race season 9 and All Stars season 4, Farrah contemplated transitioning based on her success. “I think what my breaking point was where I couldn’t take it anymore was having a male persona felt more like drag than having to do drag, and that was when I couldn’t do it anymore,” she shared. “I was like, if I have to buy one more pair of men’s pants or figure out what kind of jackets and accessories, trying to figure out how to be a cute boy was so much harder for me and came so much more unnaturally, to the point where I was like I wish I could just go out in drag right now.”

Farrah added, “The thought of dressing like a boy was so stressful to me, it stressed me out so much and I resented every masculine feature my whole life.” She also said the only time she began to “feel at home in my body” was while in drag. “It was always just there. I just needed to feel free,” Farrah concluded.

After coming out on the podcast, Farrah thanked supportive fans on social media. “I have been in tears today from all the sweet messages and I feel so free,” she wrote.