When Janae Marie Kroczaleski, aka Kroc, came out as a transgender athlete, she thought it might be the end of her powerlifting career. Instead, it opened new doors and opportunities.
Jennifer Dane lived in the closet when she served during Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. She now works to support the LGBTQ military community while also fighting for trans kids and improving education policy.
After overcoming sexual abuse, alcoholism, and gender identity issues, Amber Leventry is now sober and comfortable being non-binary, and they’re a huge advocate for their transgender child and the LGBTQIA community.
As a queer, nonbinary person, Ainsley brings a unique perspective to the heteronormative wedding industry. This is their story of coming out and becoming a wedding planner for the LGBTQ community.
Yoga and meditation are what helped Kelly Marshall come to terms with their gender identity. They now run a business offering yoga therapy, massage, mindfulness, Reiki, and other healing tools to the LGBTQ+ community — especially since many don’t feel welcome in traditional wellness spaces.
A collection of my favorite photos I took at Washington, DC Pride in June 2018. Enjoy photos of the colorful floats, costumes, and signs from Capital Pride’s parade and festival.
Growing up, Otti hated their developing body, but didn’t understand why. They didn’t feel like a boy or girl, but they had no words for it. Over time, they began to understand that they were a nonbinary person and started making changes to their body to align it with their gender identity.
After trying on several identities, Lee began to embrace gender non-conformity. This is their story of breaking the binary, building community, being visible, and raising HIV/AIDS awareness.