Dublin drag queen Veda comes out as HIV Positive in emotional video

Veda has released the music video for 'I Came out One Night', the lead track from her EP 'Witch', a collaboration with Lady K, which will be released this weekend.

Drag Queen Veda

One of Ireland’s most notable Drag Queens, Veda, has released the music video to accompany the title track from her EP ‘Witch’ in collaboration with Lady K.

‘I Came Out One Night’ will be available on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music from Saturday, November 30.

The video starts with a dedication “to everyone coming out of the closet, especially HIV Positive people like Veda and trans people like Lady K.”

The coming out anthem details Veda’s experiences coming out.

“But I’m tired of not having enough, of not being enough, of not giving a fuck”

The video, directed by Joe McGovern, is a beautiful snapshot of life behind the stage of The George and features some of Ireland’s finest drag performers as well as some international queens.

A cornerstone of Ireland’s drag scene, Veda is now using her platform to raise awareness of HIV stigma.

The video ends with the hashtags “stamp out stigma” and “trans is beautiful”.

There has been an outpouring of praise and support for the song and its message from Ireland’s LGBT+ community.

Pixie Woo said: “Proudest drag baby in the world, such an incredibly powerful video.

Victoria Secret tweeted: “Veda and Lady K bring you their coming out anthem and it’s beautiful. Super proud… please go watch, share and get into it.”

Shirley Temple Bar said: “Coming out is hard: finding the words, finding the moment, finding the courage. Many of us know that particular journey. Sometimes music does it best. Here’s “I Came Out One Night”, from the music project from Veda and Lady K which comes out Saturday.”

Conor Behan said: “Beautiful song and message. Congrats Lady Veda and kudos on your honesty and vulnerability.”

“Gorgeous new song and video from my gal Veda, and she is going deep!”, Panti Bliss tweeted.

Watch the music video below and get ‘I Came Out One Night’ on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music from Saturday, November 30.

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