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Peppermint “A Girl Like Me: Letters To My Lovers”
By DiamondKesawn on September 27, 2020
Peppermint – the trailblazing actress, singer, reality star, and activist who continues to defy limitations is set to release her brand new album, A Girl Like Me: Letters To My Lovers October 16 via PEG Records/Warner Music Group/ADA. A Girl Like Me: Letters To My Lovers is the first in a trilogy of album releases about the three stages of Peppermint’s most recent relationship with Entertainment Tonight giving an exclusive first look of Behind The Scenes/In The Studio footage.
The album Trilogy took over a year to complete and focuses on Peppermint’s personal diary set to music with Volume 1 tackling the subjects of flirtation, lust, and love. Pre-order the new album here: lnk.to/Pre-Letters
“Best Sex” will be the lead track and is slated for release October 2 – Peppermint states –“”Best Sex” – a song for and about the fuqbois and my addiction to them. “As much as I hate to admit it,the best distraction from the search for love is good sex.”
A Girl Like Me: Letters To My Lovers also features a gorgeous cover of the Carole King classic, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.” “Obviously, I’m a Carole King fan. I love the lyrics, which I think are incredibly relatable in queer relationships and encounters as well as casual moments that may or may not turn into something more. The possibility of a relationship is usually inhibited by social stigma and fear of being seen in public with a trans woman.” says Peppermint.
Peppermint’s star continues to rise thanks to her smashing success as the first out trans contestant to be cast on RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 9) where she finished as runner-up in one of the series’ most-talked-about finales Click HERE. Soon after, her talent led her to become the first trans woman to originate a principal musical role (Pythio) on Broadway in the hit Head Over Heels.
In addition, Peppermint recently reunited the Broadway cast of Head Over Heels to perform a medley of Go Go’s hits to help raise funds for the Ali Forney Center which benefits the nation’s largest homeless LGBTQ organization. Appearing in the video alongside Peppermint are cast members Amber Ardolino, Sharon Catherine Brown, Tom Alan Robins, Andrew Durand, Yurel Echezarreta, Lisa Finegold, Brian Flores, Ari Groover, Tanya Haglund, Arica Jackson, Taylor Iman Jones, Jeremy Kushnier, Gregory Liles, Gavin Lodge, Bonnie Milligan, Samantha Pollino, Justin Prescott, and Rachel York, among others, including Go-Go’s members Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine, and Jane Wiedlin.
Peppermint can currently be seen in OUTtvgo’s new show “Translation.” In this weekly roundtable talk series, former contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race; Peppermint, Jiggly Caliente, Sonique, and Carmen Carrera sit together to discuss various topics including politics and dating as they relate to their trans identities.
About Peppermint: A longtime key figure in queer nightlife, Peppermint regularly performs to sold-out crowds around the world. She has released four albums; Hardcore Glamour, Servin’ It Up, Sugar & Spiked and Black Pepper available on all streaming platforms – https://bio.to/PEPPERMINT.
Recent projects include hosting (San Francisco) and presenting (Los Angeles) at the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards, Black Queer Town Hall with co-creator Bob The Drag Queen, an appearance on Ryan Murphy’s Emmy award-winning series “Pose”, a recurring role on the CBS series “God Friended Me” and a guest role on the Fox scripted drama “Deputy.”
As an activist, Peppermint has raised six-figure sums for prominent LGBT rights groups, partnered with MAC Cosmetics’ “M.A.C. AIDS Fund” and is involved in the HIV Vaccine trials network. She has partnered with RuPaul Drag Race Winner Sasha Velour for a college speaking tour (virtually for now) that will focus on the challenges faced by transgender and non-binary people in today’s political climate among various other topics. Peppermint takes every available opportunity to speak at universities and to various communities on the issues.
In 2018, Peppermint was honored at Conde Nast’s first annual “Queeroes” awards, earned her place on Variety’s prestigious “New Power of New York” list, and was named one of Out magazine’s “OUT100” portfolio of the most influential LGBTQ people of the year.