During her initial run on season six of RuPaul's Drag Race, Trinity K. Bonet impressed viewers with her top-notch lip sync skills. With her performances, she built herself into the lore of the series as one of the top lip sync assassins. But she also let fans into her personal life as she revealed she is living with HIV. She did this in an episode of the aftershow Untucked and became the second queen in series history to do so.
But during All Stars season six, Bonet spoke more about living with HIV.
In this week's challenge, queens placed themselves into groups and put on segments of the Pink Table Talk, modeled off of the popular Facebook show Red Table Talk. Bonet was matched with A'keria C. Davenport and Eureka O'Hara, who were given the topic of sex to disuss. While Davenport took the segment to talk about having a feminine body due to previously living as a trans woman before detransitioning, Bonet spoke about attitudes around HIV.
"The thing about me when it comes to sex is my particular community, it's very taboo when it comes to being open and honest about their status," she said. "Being a person who is openly HIV positive, for a long time I was a lot of secrets for a lot of people. But I'm nobody's secret. I'm successful, I got my shit together, I'm good in bed. I'm taking care of myself, I'm undetectable which is untransmittable."
"There's a lot of people out here who are not educated that you can be with someone who is HIV positive if they are undetectable and not catch the virus," she continued.
"Thank you for that and I definitely tip my wig to you," Davenport responded in the roundtable-style discussion. "A lot of people are afraid to acknowledge that they are HIV positive because of the stigma that we live in in this world."
Since appearing on Drag Race season six, Bonet has functioned as a high-profile activist around various HIV-related efforts. In 2019 she participated in Slay Stigma, a drag tour across Canada to raise awareness about HIV. She also worked with the organization LetsGetChecked, and has headlined events like Rock The Know on Worlds AIDS Day