Big Freedia was ready to discuss the topic that all have been waiting to hear. She took to “The Root” to discuss the topic of gender.
“My identity is not something I planned. It’s not an intellectual endeavor. I haven’t manufactured some persona with my publicist and marketing team. It just is.
How do I identify? I do not mind if you call me ‘he’ or ‘she’. Both are right! Although some of my early influences were the drag queens of New Orleans (including my uncle), I don’t wear dresses or high heels. I was born male and remain male — physically, hormonally, and mentally. But I am a gay male. Some folks insist I have to be trans, but I don’t agree. I’m gender-non conforming, fluid, non-binary. If I had known the “Queen” in Queen Diva would cause so much confusion, I might have called myself the King!”
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