Drag Superstar Eureka O’Hara has come out as a transgender woman.
“I’m blessed now because I know who I am without question, Eureka said in an interview with People Magazine.
She continued, “It’s been really magical and it’s been probably the easiest transitional and coming out journey that I’ve ever been on. I hope my story teaches people that gender is a journey, and we are ever-evolving people.”
Eureka is best know as co-host of the HBO show ‘We’re Here’ and for her time on season 6 of Drag Race All Star’s.
The seasoned drag queen revealed that she has been on hormone replacement therapy and would like to undergo breast augmentation and facial feminization. Since making the decision, she has legally changed her name to Eureka D. Hubbard.
"I understand that sometimes I don't fully look like a girl. I try to be patient with the outside world because at the end of the day, people that don't know us or who we are, they only perceive people as one of two things, and that's on the binary,” she told People.
“Instead of getting upset with a stranger or letting it hurt me emotionally, I try to understand that it's okay that some days I'm not called 'ma'am' because maybe I'm not presenting as feminine as someone would ideally see a woman to be. It's more about me knowing who I am and me being okay with that. I think some trans people get to that point and some don't."
She also shared that her decision to live as a trans woman was inspired by two trans people she met during the filming of her HBO Max show, We’re Here.
O’Hara explained that while filming in Florida, she met Mandy, who transitioned later in life, and Dempsey, who transition fairly young.
"Hearing the story of Mandy regretting losing all that time and all the regret and the pain that she was going through during the time of not fully being herself was really important to me."
"When I left Mandy's house that day, I started spiraling. It just had me searching my mind, 'What is happening, what is going on?' Then I just answered myself: 'I'm trans. I'm a trans woman.' It just clicked," O’Hara says.Hey queen! Don’t miss out on our exclusive curation with the one and only fashion RAJA! Subscribe to Drag Society today.