A Showcase of Transgender Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers

Trans-Genre Artists

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 »

Elliot Coale Holloway

There’s not much for a born-and-bred Massachusetts Democrat to do in a Midwest town like Wichita, Kansas, right? WRONG! As a recent addition to the GLBTQI community of Kansas, Elliot Coale Holloway has had to find ways other than the exceedingly in-your-face, direct activism he was used to doing, and that is coming through by… Read More »

Johnny Blazes

Named “one of Boston’s rising stars” by Stuff Magazine, Johnny Blazes is known for their genre-bending, gender-blending, tongue-in-cheek performances.  They draw from their training in theater, dance and voice to create a category-defying brand of vaudevillian performance that incorporates drag, burlesque, comedy and clowning. After graduating from Oberlin College in 2007, where they founded and… Read More »

Rahne Alexander

Rahne Alexander is a multidisciplinary artist from Baltimore, MD. Her film & video art has screened in galleries and festivals across the country, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Microcinefest, MIX the Queer Experimental Film Festival, Freewaves (LA), Homoscope (Austin) and Cinekink (NYC). Rahne was featured in the 2010 rockumentary Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance, and she performs frequently… Read More »

Trans-Genre

Too Much Information

Too Much Information (TMI) plays classic rock, blues, folk, and a growing list of original tunes. The band covers a wide range of artists, including Santana, John Mellencamp, Prince, The B52s, Bob Seger, Poison, REO Speedwagon, and many more. TMI’s music is universally fun and familiar, with a broad appeal to all ages. The band… Read More »

Ryan Sallans

Ryan Sallans is a public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, and author specializing in health care and workplace issues surrounding the LGBTQIA community. He also works with organizations and Universities on LGBTQ social issues, and media literacy related to eating disorders and body image. Since 2005, Ryan has traveled the nation sharing his story about transitioning… Read More »

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 »

Liam Bechen

liam bechen (liam and the bees) is a 27-year-old social worker by day, rockstar by night (and afternoon). he has been making music from a young age, smashing the keys of his fischer price dinosaur piano and making up songs when he was knee high to a grasshopper. music became a central focus of his… Read More »

Joanna Imogen Davidson

Poet and playwright Joanna Imogen Davidson serves as Poetry Editor for Treehouse literary magazine. Her ten-minute play “Unfolding” was read recently at the Women’s Theatre Festival’s Occupy the Stage 2018. In 2015 she was a student in the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series. Her poems have appeared in the anthologies Witness: Appalachia to Hatteras and Heron Clan… Read More »