Musician, producer, DJ, and songwriter JD Samson is a member of both Le Tigre and MEN. While she still more-or-less identifies as a woman, Samson sometimes considers herself part of the trans community, as well.
Talking to Gaynz in 2012, she said: “I think people are confused often about whether I identify as queer, lesbian, transgender, or whether I go by male or female pronouns more than anything.”
“And to be honest, I don’t care much with the way people think of me. More than anything I just want other people not to feel frustrated by my body or my existence. I want nothing less than for people to feel comfortable around my being. And hope that they can find a way to stop trying to categorize me and just know me as a human.”