A Showcase of Transgender Artists, Musicians, Writers and Performers

Trans-Genre Artists

My Parents Favorite Music

Steffeny “Steffo” Messinger refers to her pseudonym/moniker “My Parents Favorite Music” for the video game and pop culture influenced songs she writes, produces, and records independently. Releasing albums as pieces of the map to a mysterious island, she tours the country bringing clever wordplay and a colorful presence to her musical adventure, and every listener is… Read More »

Duncan Gibbs

I believe that art can move people to compassionate reflection on how we treat each other and our planet. Duncan is a mixed media artist and communications media professional. Originally from Ohio, he graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, concentrating on video and community television production. In San Francisco, he earned a master’s degree in… 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.”  

Scott Turner Schofield

Scott Turner Schofield is a writer, performer, and educator creating theater about gender and sexuality in the Deep South. He is also a man who was a woman, a lesbian turned straight guy who is often called a fag. Not surprisingly, his work centers on contradictions and comedy. Often sharing the stage with gender-focused artists… Read More »

Kelly Shortandqueer

Kelly Shortandqueer has been making friends laugh with anecdotes about his life for years. He has brought this candid storytelling style of performance to the Tranny Roadshow stage, entertaining audiences with his honesty and humor since 2005. You can also find his stories in his zines, most recently his Shortandqueer series. Along with Jamez Terry,… 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 »

Ricky Riot, Lucian Kahn, Simcha Halpert-Hanson, and Nogga Schwartz

Schmekel

Schmekel is Brooklyn’s only 100% Transgender, 100% Jewish trans-core band! Their music offers a Bar-Mitzvah buffet of punk, klezmer, jazz, rock, and polka influences, while their lyrics combine bawdy humor and critical awareness, encouraging audiences to laugh at butt jokes while deconstructing systems of oppression. Schmekel’s bespectacled transsexual singer-songwriters are guitarist Lucian Kahn and keyboardist… 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 »

Pavini Moray

San Francisco based writer, teacher and somatic sex coach Pavini Moray helps queer, gender-fabulous and fat clients claim their desire and live their full erotic potential. When not blogging about sex and intimacy at www.emancipatingsexuality.com, Pavini can be found putting on glitter and dreaming up pleasure revolutions.

Joanna Imogen Davidson

Poet, writer, crafter, and IT Specialist. Joanna Imogen Davidson was born in Wilkes County, NC, and draws upon her foothills and mountain roots in all of her creative endeavors. Working in the IT field by trade, she has been more serious about the craft of poetry and writing in general over the past few years.… Read More »