Atlanta queen’s inspiring ‘RuPaul’s’ confessional

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Just as Atlanta queen Trinity K. Bonet collapsed into a puddle of self-doubt on “RuPaul's Drag Race,” she found her voice and made a surprising confession.

Bonet has alternated between bedazzling and befuddling since the season started four weeks ago. She nailed her debut but since has delved into catfights with castmates, taken a defensive turn and hit bottom as self-doubt overcame her obvious stage talents.

It happened again on Monday in the moments after they played “Snatch Game.” But this time, Bonet explained why on “Untucked” with a confession and courage that surprised everyone.

“I am HIV positive. I was diagnosed in August of 2012 and I have so much to live for. I have so many goals and aspirations that I want to conquer in my life,” Bonet says. “I wanted to come on this show and I wanted to be the voice for people that are scared to speak out about that.”

There's more, which you can watch above in the supercut of her moments from Monday's episode.

Bonet scored in the middle of the pack this week, ushered off the stage with the handful of other “safe” queens. But she was anything but safe after, breaking down into tears after a video message from her mom and then with her coming out as HIV-positive. She showed that, even for a brief moment, reality TV can be empowering and inspiring.

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