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Cosplayers

Carter Kirby, Cosplayer

He/him

I’m an artist and cosplayer based in Arkansas! I do lots of cosplays from anime, musicals, horror, and other things that bring me joy. My content is always a mix of serious stuff and goofy stuff that’s just for laughs. I’m trans and bi, and I promote other LGBT+ creators as much as I can.


Social Media:

Instagram
Twitter
tiktok

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Graphic Artists

Mikaela Tyrrell, Graphic Artist

She/Her

I’m Mikaela, I’m a trans woman from England. I love drawing, though I just do it as a hobby. I have always wanted to draw comics, but I don’t have the time or the patience.


I do all my art on a little Samsung tablet with stylus.  I rarely plan what I draw, I find it’s best to be surprised by what falls into the page.


Even though I work as a web developer. I have never built a portfolio site for myself. So the only place you can really see anything that I have drawn is on my Tumblr.

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Cosplayers

Kitsu Benton, Cosplayer

He/Him

My name is Kitsu and I’m a POC trans cosplayer. I’ve been cosplaying for about five years. I love the creative challenges the hobby brings and I love providing entertaining content for my followers. Cosplaying has played an important role in my transitioning. It gave me an opportunity to discover and experiment new looks and comfort zones for myself. It was also an amazing outlet for discovering new supportive friends to help me get through tough times. 

I was also able to discover a few passions, such as dress making, while growing as a cosplayer. I also speak up about issues that minorities face in the community such as racism and lack of representation. I hope that one day the diversity out grows and others can have the chance to be in the spotlight for just being and also loving who they are.


Social Media:

Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Ko-fi
Patreon

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Graphic Artists

Sev, Graphic Artist

They/Them


I’m a nonbinary lesbian artist from Austria working in a mixture of traditional & digital art, with my line-art being ink pens on paper and coloring/compositing being done digitally in post. I make an all-ages comic about monster romance in which all characters are LGBT (mostly trans lesbians). The comic is mostly cheerful fluff and jokes, and is meant to show LGBT people of all kinds being loved and being in love. It hasn’t explicitly dealt with the topic of being trans in a strip, but posts on my deviantart as well as pride flag edits and “Monster of the week” bios that I post show that most of the recurring characters are trans.



In my art I try to make a point of showing body hair, different body types, and different skin colors as all being beautiful, and my goal is to depict characters for everyone to find (at least) one that they feel represented in, and see them being shown as worthy of love and (sexual) affection. This means that some of my pieces are pin-ups and erotica explicitly made for trans lesbians.


Social Media:

Main Twitter
Comic Twitter

Art Tumblr
Comic Tumblr

DeviantArt
Ko-fi

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Cosplayers Videographers

Ashryn Phoenix, Streamer

They/Them


I am Ashryn Pheonix, a 26 year old nonbinary creator. I live in the midwestern United States, and have a Bachelor’s of Art with a focus in metalwork. I have several projects I work on, including streaming on Twitch, creating YouTube videos, crafting sculptures, and painting miniatures.



I’ve also recently taken up cosplay. I take commissions for miniature painting, and am in the process of establishing a commission service to create custom metal objective markers or tokens for table top games such as Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, or Dungeons and Dragons. My YouTube content has mainly focused on video games. I had a short series where I reviewed movies, and while I haven’t posted a video in a number of years, I have some videos in the works that I hope will be interesting and entertaining.



Social Media:

Twitch
YouTube
Twitter
Patreon

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Academics Writers

Florence Ashley, Jurist and Bioethicist

Florence uses “gay/ghem” and “they/them” pronouns in English. In French, they use both “ille” and “elle”, with feminine grammatical gender.

Florence Ashley is a transfeminine jurist and bioethicist based in the unceded Kanien’kehá:ka lands of Tiohtià:ke (also known as Montreal). They are currently an LL.M. candidate at McGill University Faculty of Law, specialising in bioethics. Their thesis, written under the supervision of Dean Robert Leckey, bears on the legality of conversion therapy targeting gender identity. Florence is a fellow of the McGill Research Group on Health and Law.

Florence currently holds a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, Master’s Award and previously held an O’Brien Fellowship at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. They were granted the Bourse Dorais-Ryan 2017 by the Conseil québécois LGBT, as well as the Start Proud Student Leadership Scholarship 2018.

Florence is a member of the Comité trans of the Conseil québécois LGBT, a member of the Committee on sexual orientation and gender vocabulary of the Office québécois de la langue française, and serves as chair of the advisory board of the Trans Legal Clinic.

Florence was awarded the 2018-2019 Canadian Bar Association’s SOGIC Hero Award for their academic work, advocacy, and leadership in trans communities, becoming the youngest recipient of the award. They were also awarded a Scarlet Key by McGill University in 2019.

In 2019-2020, Florence will be the first openly trans clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada, clerking for Justice Sheilah Martin. Their academic article “Don’t Be So Hateful”, published in the University of Toronto Law Journal, inspired the first special issue on trans law in Canadian history. Their publication in the Journal of Medical Ethics was featured in a National Post article.



In 2019-2020, Florence will be the first openly trans clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada, clerking for Justice Sheilah Martin. Their academic article “Don’t Be So Hateful”, published in the University of Toronto Law Journal, inspired the first special issue on trans law in Canadian history. Their publication in the Journal of Medical Ethics was featured in a National Post article.

Their academic work has been published in the University of Toronto Law Journal​, Service social, the Archive of Sexual Behavior, The American Journal of Bioethics, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, the Journal of Medical Ethics, the Dalhousie Law Journal, and The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 


They frequently contribute to media conversations, having been interviewed by various media outlets, with publications in The Globe and Mail, CBC Opinions, the Montreal Gazette, Huffington Post, The Conversation, NOW Magazine, The Advocate, INTO More, Le Devoir, La Presse, Le Journal de Montréal, and Journal Métro.

Contact:

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florence.pare@ – mail.mcgill.ca