Ian-Meredythe Lindsey moved around often during their childhood due to their parents being transferred for jobs. They lived in Oregon, Colorado, and finally Maine. Ian-Meredythe identifies as a non-binary transgender individual who considers themselves pansexual. Ian-Meredythe speaks in depth about their experiences with the erasure of themselves due to their gender identity and sexuality due to those not fitting within the gender-binary. Ian-Meredythe also focused on their experiences within the theatre, as they see very little room for non-binary individuals and storylines within the mainstream theatre productions. Ian-Meredythe focused on their involvement with Equality Maine, as well as their own personal activism to have the state of Maine include non-binary gender designations on drivers licensees, including the public response to the change. They also speak in-depth regarding the work they hope to pursue to further the inclusion of non-binary individuals on additional state forms, as well as their hope to have non-binary gender designations included on international forms, such as passports.
Please cite as: Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries.
For more information about the Querying the Past: Maine LGBTQ Oral History Project, please contact Dr. Wendy Chapkis.
Non-binary, transgender, erasure, feminism, pansexuality, bisexuality, theatre, family, healthcare, University of Maryland, University of Southern Maine, gender-binary, marriage, Intersectionality, gender-policing, religion, DMV, Gender designation on official documents, Equality Maine, Maine, Oregon, Colorado
History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Women's Studies
Caron, Zackary, "Lindsey, Ian-Meredythe" (2019). Querying the Past: LGBTQ Maine Oral History Project Collection. 57.
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