County of Residence: I grew up in Greene county. I moved to Allegheny County when i was 18. Ive lived in Pittsburgh the past 11 years
Preferred Pronouns: She, her
How do you describe your identity? trans queer bi white
Please describe your coming out experience. Where did you find support? What challenges did you face? I started coming out when I was about 15 I think. At that time I found support online. There was an online community of mostly other teenage trans kids we helped each other out with what we could.
I didn’t have support from my family and local community. I felt isolated and alone. I was. I tried to run away but it didn’t work.
I came out more finally when I turned 18 and moved to Pittsburgh. It was finally a time when I could start to be myself and figure out who I am.
I still had trouble finding support. I went to transpitt but felt a big generational gap. I learned a lot tho from Nancy. I always remember her.
Name: Jesse Oak Rise Age: 32 County of Residence: Allegheny Preferred Pronouns: She / her How do you describe your identity? While physically I appear more masculine, spiritually I feel more feminine and doing what I can to make my physical self aligned with my spiritual self while trying to avoid (more) harassment, beatings, and the possibility […]
Very sad news in Pittsburgh this weekend as we learned of the death of Nancy Evelyn Gold, a leader in the trans community and acclaimed videographer. Nancy was 51. Nancy Evelyn Gold was born in 1964 and was the Executive Producer of The Gender Dances Project and the Producer and Lead Commentator of ‘This Week […]
After the Pittsburgh Dyke Trans March, I was interviewed by Nancy Evelyn Gold for her new venture – Transperience TV which is the first all-trans content media network. I’ll be sharing an interview with Nancy about her venture, but I was very honored that my clip was selected to be posted independently. I conflated 1997 and […]
A new YouTube show debuted this week produced by the Gender Dances Project, based right here in Pittsburgh. The show is called “This Week in Gender” and features several local familiar faces who aren’t often given a platform. The video is NSFW because of language, but it is rather engaging. I was particularly struck by […]