Photo of Wilhelmena on a peddle beach

"You never come out just once, I think anyone in the LGBTQ+ community knows that. For those of us who are Gender Diverse it’s a little different because we have to come out as our gender and then describe how/if that effects our sexuality. I came out many times at 14 and many times at 20. It’s always tricky especially if you don’t ‘look the part’. These things are all a spectrum too, so you may announce that you are one thing and then be another in a few years. Lots of people have different views about coming out but those don’t really matter. Come out however and whenever you want."

Wilhelmena Allin, Transcend Youth Lead.