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Chris of Christine and the Queens changes pronouns to ‘he/him’

The singer shared in a Tik Tok that he's been identifying as a man for about a year.

By Alastair James

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Ferry van de Nat

Chris (formerly Christine and the Queens) has shared that he has been identifying as a man for a year and has changed his pronouns to reflect his identity.

The artist, whose Instagram now shows he/him pronouns, revealed the information in a recent Tik Tok. It’s been confirmed the name Christine and The Queens presents Redcar.

Speaking in French he explains that it has been a “long process” and reflects on his upcoming album, Redcar les adorables étoiles (prologue)

“Redcar, like all my poetry and philosophy, is poetry and philosophy that helps me be successful,” Christine says.


Ok bonne journee mes amities

♬ son original – Redcar

The artist told the New York Times in March: “My journey with gender has always been tumultuous. It’s raging right now, as I’m just exploring what is beyond this,” he said at the time. “I kind of want to tear down that system that made us label genders in such a strict way.”

The Attitude Award winner previously told Attitude “When I was young, I used to feel monstrous,” and that he “had lots of questions because I couldn’t define myself properly.”

“I remember high school as a nightmare for me because everyone defined identity so strictly. Fluidity brings more possibilities and I like that.

“Nuances. You explore, and thank God you can let go of the idea of ticking a box, which never appealed to me. So, yes, more names, more pronouns, and sub-categories, or whatever. There is poetry also in the multiplications of the names.”

Redcar les adorables étoiles (prologue) is due to be released on 23 September. 

The Attitude September/October issue is out now.