A Showcase of Transgender Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers

Trans-Genre Artists

Tough Tough Skin

Tough Tough Skin takes the stage with a punk sensibility and a strong nod to the Homocore bands of the 90s. This Minneapolis rock trio draws on a range of influences, from classical and blues to riot grrl, and layers playful but propulsive bass and guitar with energetic vocals and breakneck rhythms that will shake… Read More »

Tom Cho

Tom Cho is an artist and the author of the collection of fictions Look Who’s Morphing. Look Who’s Morphing was published to acclaim in Australia and New Zealand by Giramondo Publishing in 2009. In April 2014, it was published in North America and Europe by Arsenal Pulp Press. Look Who’s Morphing has been studied at universities in… Read More »

Mitch Kellaway

Mitch Kellaway is a queer, mixed-race Latino, Boston-based transgender activist, writer, and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves (Transgress Press, 2014). In 2014, he was listed among the annual Trans 100 for serving trans communities through his writing. He currently contributes to the Huffington Post’s Transgender News & Politics, is… 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 »

NCN

NCN is the boy-band-inspired stage name of a hater of capitalism, believer in collective liberation, and conductor of storytelling experiments for children and adults. Sir Eyes, the babydonkey, and all of NCN’s other characters (NCN personifies everything he sees) inhabit worlds where cause-and-effect logic and Newtonian physics have been replaced by magic, desire and SM… Read More »

Joe Stevens

Joe Stevens is a singer/songwriter, guitar/banjoist, writer, activist, and a third of the folk-roots Americana group Coyote Grace. Born and raised in California, Joe continues the wandering tradition of the human diaspora, carrying on the family trade of music. Coyote Grace began in 2004 as a nomadic duo busking at Seattle’s Pike’s Place Market, singing… Read More »

Desiree Hines

Desiree Hines, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, is well on her way to being one of the worlds most visible African American Women who is a Classical/Pipe Organist. Miss Hines began her transition from Male To Female at the age of 22, leaving Mississippi for Seattle-Tacoma, Washington. Miss Hines serves as an organist for several… Read More »

Leah Basarab

Leah B. (Ksenya Leah Basarab) creates experimental musical fragments and prose/narrative/essay form written works. Her musical pieces are an energized form of communication that involves sharing a myriad of emotions, memories, and opinions via varying vocalizations, a bass guitar, timing effects/layers, sometimes a piano, and more rarely a cello. Leah’s writing is (or has been… Read More »

Adelaide Windsome

“cryptic vaudevillian surrealism” -bitchmedia “simultaneously haunting, uplifting, and entertaining” -Julia Serano, author and activist Adelaide Windsome is a multimedia fabulist and artist with an affinity for crude patchwork, rusty treasures, and filth. Her dark and whimsical performance and installation is laced with magical realism, occult symbolism, and fairy tale motifs which she utilizes to confront themes of… 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 »