33 – Madison Guillot

Transgender Woman (she/her) // Colorado Springs, CO // Loves meeting new people. Loves cooking. With the infinite possibilities of gender identity and expression, when did you know…. “Around 3 or 4 years old.  I just remember never fitting in, never wanting to do things other boys would do. I would always play with my littleContinue reading “33 – Madison Guillot”

32 – Joseph Shelton

Gay (he/him) // Colorado Springs, CO // First openly gay person to run for office in Colorado Springs – Colorado Springs School District 11 Board of Education. With the infinite possibilities of gender identity and expression, when did you know…. “I went through the early years of my life – elementary, beginning of 6th gradeContinue reading “32 – Joseph Shelton”

31 – Monica Podlecki

Queer (she/her) // Colorado Springs, CO // Interior Design student at Pikes Peak Community College With the infinite possibilities of gender identity and expression, when did you know something was different? “Gosh, I honestly didn’t even know what being gay was until high school. I was kinda of a sheltered kid, not because of myContinue reading “31 – Monica Podlecki”

30 – Alissa Smith

Lesbian (she/her or they/them) // Colorado Springs, CO // Culture & Calendar Editor for the Colorado Springs Independent. Edits and contributes to the Queer & There column. With the infinite possibilities of gender identity and expression, when did you know…. “Most everyone I know knew before I did, which is hilarious to me, because IContinue reading “30 – Alissa Smith”

29 – Worthy Johnson

Lesbian (she/her) // Colorado Springs, CO // Mom. Trying to figure out what she wants to do when she grows up. With the infinite possibilities of gender identity and expression, when did you know…. “You know honestly it’s crazy because when we talk about being shut out as a child growing up in a conservativeContinue reading “29 – Worthy Johnson”