On last night’s (28 January) episode, Ginny Lemon opened up about their gender identity.
Drag Race UK viewers have hailed an incredibly “important” and “powerful” conversation between non-binary contestants Ginny Lemon and Bimini.
The conversation started as Ginny enthused about the importance of colour, and revealed they wear yellow as it is the non-binary colour.
When Sister Sister asked Ginny about their identity, Ginny got emotional and revealed they’d struggled their identity as for years they hadn’t “known what I was.”
Ginny went on to say that they hadn’t felt comfortable in their body and had repressed certain feelings, using drag a release, and admitted that she had never loved herself.
Hearing this, Bimini approached Ginny and they shared how sometimes it can be a “difficult conversation” particularly when some people don’t understand a person’s gender identity.
Ginny also opened up about a lack of support that she felt and how people outside the norm were seen as “a freak” and that she’d grown up feeling that she was “ugly and stupid” and that it took moving away from the family unit to accept their identity.
Bimini explained that they were also still exploring their identity, comparing her and Ginny to “square pegs in a circle” and that their identities were up to them, and not for other people to debate.
The pair’s conversation was praised by Drag Race UK viewers, with many hailing it as “important” or “powerful”. One fan wrote: “The conversation Ginny and Bimini are having about being non binary hits deep.
“It’s such an important topic that the bbc is now replaying for the public to see. Hopefully this is a step forward to improving the future for people who feel like they don’t fit in.”
And Bimini also revealed on Twitter that fans had come out as non-binary to their families after watching their talk. “It warms my heart reading so many of you came out to your family about being non-binary after watching tonight’s episode!” they wrote. “Honestly emotional! Non-binary isn’t new and it’s okay to exist somewhere in between! POWER TO YOU ALL.”
It warms my heart reading so many of you came out to your family about being non-binary after watching tonight’s episode! Honestly emotional! Non-binary isn’t new and it’s okay to exist somewhere in between! POWER TO YOU ALL 💓
— BIMINI! (@biminibabes) January 28, 2021
Honestly Ginny and Bimini were a delight this episode.
It was so refreshing not having to see someone forced to adopt the educator role but instead just witness two people openly and frankly discuss their experiences. Wonderful 💛 #DragRaceUK
— Jesse Thomas (@Jetsam_Shoes) January 28, 2021
the conversation between Ginny and Bimini on #DragRaceUK this week was so powerful 💛 just imagine how much better things would be if tv had more of that, and less of the unhelpful gender ~debates we get on daytime tv and in the mainstream press!!!
— Shaun Kitchener (@ShaunKitchener) January 28, 2021
I would take a bullet for Ginny Lemon and Bimini after that heart-to-heart 😭😭😭 #DragRaceUK
— Louis Staples (@LouisStaples) January 28, 2021
— Danny (@shckldg) January 28, 2021
#DragRaceUK the conversation Ginny and Bimini are having about being non binary hits deep. It’s such an important topic that the bbc is now replaying for the public to see. Hopefully this is a step forward to improving the future for people who feel like they don’t fit in 💖
— Nads non noulash 🦕 (@nxdineenglish) January 28, 2021
The conversation on @dragraceukbbc about being non-binary is probably one of the most important, and helpful, conversations on the subject ever shown on British TV. One of the *many* reasons the show is so important #DragRaceUK
— Craig Heathcote (@craigheathcote) January 28, 2021
— BIMINI BON BEREAVED (@jackrooke) January 29, 2021
Ginny Lemon needs to know she is an absolute icon and we love and her non-binary beauty 🍋 pic.twitter.com/NWreWvV1pZ
— joel (@Joel_T_Crofts) January 28, 2021