A Showcase of Transgender Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers

Trans-Genre Artists

Trashcanpoet

Trashcanpoet is the rhyme-spitting alter ego of Miles Gabriel Burke, an Oakland-based slam poet, writer and spoken word artist. He was first published at 17 and co-founded the alt/hip-hop group RUUDE in Atlanta before moving to the Bay Area, where he has been a finalist for Berkeley’s and San Francisco’s national poetry slam teams and… Read More »

Angelica Ross

Angelica’s journey began when she graduated high school at the age of 17, to avoid 1 more year of spiritual torture. Angelica traveled, from Racine to Rochester, NY where she was recruited by the U.S. Navy. They knew this black blonde-haired boy didn’t belong when she showed up to the physical with her toenails painted,… Read More »

Jamez Terry

Jamez Terry (alias Vermicious Knid) is a zine-writing, fiddle-playing, story-telling minister, father, performer, and radical organizer. In 2004, he co-founded the Tranny Roadshow and spent the next 8 years bringing fantastic trans performance art all around North America.  He debuted his first solo show Identity in 2011.  Jamez’ performances blend storytelling, humor, poetry, music, and… Read More »

Shawna Virago

Shawna Virago is celebrated as a transgender pioneer in music, filmmaking and activism. Miss Virago is a singer/songwriter whose music twists together roots rock and folk-punk, creating anthems for a new generation. A transsexual feminist icon for the Twenty First Century, Virago is a wordsmith in the troubadour tradition whose songs are slice-of-life windows into… Read More »

Jacob Anderson‑Minshall

Jacob Anderson-Minshall writes the syndicated column, TransNation. He co-hosts the Gender Blender radio show on KBOO radio, co-authors the Blind Eye Mystery series, freelances for Just Out, Bitch magazine & KBOO news and co-hosts the QLiterati! reading series. Gender Blender airs monthly on kboo.fm one Tuesday 6-7 pm PST. QLiterati! is the 2nd Tuesday of… Read More »

Elias Krell

Elias is a singer, writer, and performer who currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York. They are writing a book about trans musicians, with a focus on race, class, and ability, and have released three records, the latest of which is “Elias Krell & the No Good.”  

Joshua Aiden Benscoter: Rhythm Guitarist

Joshua Aidan Stone

Joshua Aidan Stone is 35 year old Trans man living in the St. Louis Metro area.  Josh has been playing guitar, and writing music for over 15 years.  It has been sometime since he has had much focus on his music, but he has hopes that this last year has brought some insight and inspiration… Read More »

Evan Greer

Evan Greer is a radical trans-identified / genderqueer singer/songwriter, parent, community organizer and workshop-facilitator based in Boston, MA. Evan writes and performs high energy acoustic songs that inspire hope, build community, and incite resistance! At 25 years old, this queerly punk folk artist tours internationally as a musician and facilitates interactive workshops that support movements… Read More »