Zane was assigned female at birth, and despite wishing he was a boy from a young age, he thought he was a lesbian. He joined the Army and later realized he was a transgender man, but the trans service ban was still in place. Once it was lifted, he was able to serve authentically as himself.
When Fiona Dawson came out as gay, she became a major LGBTQ advocate, but after several years, she realized she was actually bisexual. She now advocates for the bi community, and through her work as a filmmaker, she also shares the stories of trans military members and fights for their right to serve.
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.
When Rocky considered transitioning genders, he thought it might be too late and wasn’t sure if he’d ever meet a partner who accepted him fully. Luckily he found Sarah, a queer woman, and together they work to be visible as an interracial trans-cis couple.
When Aydian realized he was transgender, in an effort to feel less alone, he started a YouTube channel. It gained popularity, eventually helping him become the first trans man on the cover of Men’s Health. This is his story of embracing his identity, creating resources for the trans community, and starting a family.
Throughout her transition, Emily didn’t have enough community, support, or information. So she’s dedicated herself to helping the transgender community by demanding changes at her college, joining a nonprofit board, sharing her story far and wide, and launching her career in politics.
When Trystan, a trans man, wanted to build his family, he decided to have a child biologically despite the social risks and personal challenges. Here’s what it was like for him and his partner.
Dani’s gender non-conforming kids helped her come to terms with her own identity, and she now works to make the coffee industry more queer-friendly.
When Sahara first started transitioning, she was out and proud. But with time, she felt herself slipping into stealth mode, wanting to just blend in. Now she’s ready to make this her year of visibility.
Profiles in Pride held an event during DreamWeek in San Antonio, Texas, where several LGBTQIA people told their powerful coming out stories in person in front of a live audience. See the recording here.