RuPaul is giving an LGBT vocabulary lesson to a mainstream audience.
The RuPaul's Drag Race host offered definitions of "drag" and "transgender" on Fox's The Real, explaining that the differences are linked to "identity."
"One of the biggest misconceptions is that drag and transgender are one of the same," said host Jeannie Mai. "Can you explain to us why are they different?"
"Well, drag is really making fun of identity," said the world's most famous drag queen. "We are shape-shifters. We're like, 'OK, today, I'm this. Now, I'm a cowboy. Now, I'm this.' That's what drag is about."
"Transgender [people] take identity very, very seriously," RuPaul continued, "in that their identity is who they are."
"But you know, I come from the school of you know, I'll do whatever I want to do at any time and change and whatever," he concluded on the episode, which will air Wednesday.