By Thomas Ilalaole
For each queer person, our experiences and identities are as different and unique as we are. And each of us has a story about how we came to be who we are.
Abby Parmelee, Maxine Herndon and I all discovered our gender identities through the power and art of drag performance.
In this video essay, we discuss how we stand in solidarity with each other, and also with the many others who encompass the LGBTQ+ community.
Born & raised: Peoria, Ill.
Gender identity: transgender
Born: Vallejo, Calif.
Raised: Kailua, Hawaii
Gender identity: non-binary
Born: St. Petersburg, Russia
Raised: St. Louis
Gender identity: trans non-binary