Jinkx Monsoon

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Jinkx Monsoon
Jinkx Monsoon 006 - DC Capital Pride street festival - 2013-06-09 (9001924615).jpg
Jinkx at DC Capital Pride in 2013
Date of birth 1987
Place of birth Portland, Oregon, USA
Nationality American
Pronouns they/them (she/her when in drag)
Gender identity genderless/genderfluid/gender ambiguous
Occupation actor, drag performer, comedian, singer
Known for Winner of Drag Race season 5


Jinkx Monsoon is an American drag performer, actor, comedian and singer, known for winning the fifth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Jinkx uses the pronouns "she/her" when in drag, and "they/them" when not in drag.[1]

In a 2015 facebook post Jinkx stated "I, myself do not identify as cis-gendered. I am genderless."[2] Then in April 2017, they clarified their identity "as more gender fluid or gender ambiguous".[3] In July 2017, they tweeted "I prefer to identify as non-gendered/non-binary. I prefer They/Them."[4] In September 2020, in an interview with Bob the Drag Queen, Jinkx said she is a transfem person.[5]

Jinkx is married to Michael Abbott; they were wedded in January 2021.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://www.instagram.com/thejinkx/
  2. Post, 21 March 2015
  3. Valdez, Matt (25 April 2017). "Hey Qween! Jinkx Monsoon talks new album, gender fluidity and "Drag Race"". Queerty. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  4. Garcia, Adrian (25 July 2017). "Drag Race's Jinkx Monsoon Comes Out As Non-Binary: "I Choose To Educate Rather Than Get Upset"". The Gaily Grind. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  5. Only Child: Jinkx Monsoon, Sept 4 2020
  6. Henderson, Taylor (15 January 2021). "'Drag Race' Icon Jinkx Monsoon Just Got Married!". Pride.com. Retrieved 18 April 2021.