Our members are some pretty awesome folks! Two of them are making themselves vulnerable and using their experiences to shine a light on what it means to be a transgender man in Kentucky. We consider them to be brave resources for trans men and allies alike, so join us in reading along.
Adrian S. (He/Him)
Blog: “Thinking Queerly” on Queer KY
Adrian is a coffee shop manager by day, poet/editor/educator by night. He identifies as a queer transgender man. He has a master’s in philosophy, and has published a book of poetry (‘Transitional Object’) with The Operating System: a queer-run press based in Brooklyn. Originally from North Dakota, Adrian now lives in Louisville with his partner, Hallie, and their two cats, Wally and Flower.
Kasen M. (He/HIM)
Blog: “TRANSparentKasen” on YesLouisville
Kasen is a social media specialist by day, board member/blogger/up-stander by night. He identifies as a straight transgender man. Kasen serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisville Pride Foundation and the Young Professionals Association of Louisville. He also serves on the LTM Leadership Committee. Kasen was recently honored as a 2019 Louisville Business First Forty Under 40. Kasen was born-and-breed in Louisville. His blog is intended to offer a window into his trans experience as he navigates life, dating, work, and family in a bible-belt state.
“I’m being visible and transparent so we can have tough conversations, break down barriers, normalize inclusivity, and continue to make Louisville a city of compassion. I hope to answer questions you might have and give you insights on how you can be a better ally for the LGBTQ community.”-Kasen