Jackson Bird, author of ‘Sorted: Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir)’ in conversation with Zoë Rose of Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center.
An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how, through a childhood of gender mishaps and an awkward adolescence, he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man in his mid-twenties.
When Jackson Bird was twenty-five, he came out as transgender to his friends, family, and anyone in the world with an internet connection. Assigned female at birth and having been raised a girl, he often wondered if he should have been born a boy. Jackson didn’t share this thought with anyone because he didn’t think he could share it with anyone. Growing up in Texas in the 1990s, he had no transgender role models. He barely remembers meeting anyone who was openly gay, let alone being taught that transgender people existed outside of punchlines. Today, Jackson Bird is a writer, YouTuber, and LGBTQ+ advocate living openly and happily as a transgender man. So how did he get here? Read More
A percentage of proceeds from sales at this event will be donated to benefit the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center and Dutchess Pride Center.