GAY TIMES

GOTTMIK.

“Even though I knew I identified as a male, I always thought that I could suppress it because I loved feminine things and had feminine articulations, but when I realised that men can be feminine, it all clicked,” says acclaimed make-up artist and drag queen, Gottmik, who transitioned from female-to-male just weeks before our photoshoot.

The LA-based performer has become a prominent figure in the industry and queer community over the past few years, working with Drag Race icons such as Gia Gunn, Alaska Thunderfuck and Detox Icunt, all whilst racking up over 96k Instagram followers. They even painted the sickening mugs of Brazilian drag queen and singer-songwriter, Pabllo Vittar, and Club Kid slash model Amanda Lepore for our covers earlier this year. But now, it’s time for Gottmik to share their story – one that’s not represented enough, or at all, in mainstream media – as a female-to-male, trans drag queen, and to dispel any ignorant opinions on what it means to participate in the art-form.

Sie lesen eine Vorschau. Registrieren Sie sich, um mehr zu lesen.

Mehr von GAY TIMES

GAY TIMES7 min gelesenLGBTQIA+ Studies
Quinn
The Canadian pro soccer player on why trans representation is vital for the future of sports Sports has been a calling like no other for Quinn. With over 50 caps and a bronze Olympic medal to their name, the Canadian soccer player is on an unstoppabl
GAY TIMES13 min gelesenGender Studies
Mermaids
For 25 years, this UK-based charity has changed the lives of trans youth for the better. Offering support for young people in the UK should never be debatable, and that’s something Mermaids, one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, embodies within i
GAY TIMES4 min gelesen
Majur
“I want to help people through my music,” says Majur, “to cultivate a sense of togetherness, safeness and vulnerability in our community.” Identity and faith have always shaped Majur’s music. Blending notes of pop, R&B and Afropop, she’s fast becomin