How Makeup and Drag Helped Gottmik Understand His Trans Identity

Photographed by Michelle Watt. Gucci dress. Facebook Email Pinterest In 2021, Kade Gottlieb, better known by his stage name Gottmik, became the first trans man to compete on RuPaul’s Drag Race — the Olympics for drag queens. (He took home the bronze.) Gottmik, a makeup artist, arrived in the competition's werkroom wearing clown-white foundation and …