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The always entertaining Justin Bond, and one half of the performing duo Kiki and Herb, has announced that he is adding Vivian to his name as he is “beginning hormone treatments not to become a woman but in order to actualize what I’ve always known myself to be a trans person. I want my body to be a declaration and physical manifestation of my transgendered spirit. When I was younger I used to refer to myself as a ‘non-op transexual,’ meaning I was a transexual who didn’t need to have surgery to assert what I was. But I was wrong because without assertions people can only make assumptions and I no longer wish to indulge or refute the assumptions or labels other people choose to place on me, I simply want to inhabit my very clear vision of myself.” You can read the full essay Mx Justin Vivian Bond has written on JustinBond.com.
Under any name, Bond is a great performer who keeps me entertained at every performance! Way to go, girlfriend!