I'm no gatekeeper of Queer identities, and I would never speak on who is permitted to operate within Queer space; however, when news headlines steer attention toward a cis-gendered straight man as a novel addition to RuPaul’s Drag Race - while ignoring the equally novel fact that two Black trans women were also cast in this widely celebrated Queer program, I am cautious to embrace this casting move as equitable and progressive. Rather, I view it as a move that centers conversation on a privileged identity. 

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