One Group Says “Act Like A Man.” One Group Says “Femme It Up.” Icon Does Neither.

Icon

My name is Icon, and I’m from Philadelphia, PA. I’ve always had a fascination with arts and performance and theater, growing up watching people like Michael Jackson or Janet Jackson or even RuPaul do their thing on stage. As a kid I always thought, “Hm, how can I be like …

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Performance Teaching Artist Confronts Homophobia.

Karen-Anzoategui

My name is Karen Anzoategui and I’m from Huntington Park, California, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. I’m a solo performer, writer, artivist, and actor. And I teach performance to continuation high school students, performance based on gender representation. For a lot of these students I was the only person in their …

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Agender Person Goes From Being Bullied In The Newark Projects To Gracing The Cover of French Vogue

Andre-J

I’m Andre J., I’m from Newark, New Jersey. I remember this one particular time growing up in the projects that I was coming home from school and a 20-year-old looked at me and said, “You’re a sissy now and when you grow up you’re going to be a faggot and …

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“I Wish I Could Show Myself At 13 Who I Am Now.” Genderqueer Expression Leads To Empowerment.

Jacob-Tobia

My name is Jacob Tobia and I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina. By the time I was around 16, I came out to my parents as gay. I thought I was done, that was it. And then I started doing a bunch of gay activism. As part of that I started …

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