Talk:Mykki Blanco

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Does Mykki Blanco use female pronouns?[edit]

In the second audio clip at the bottom of this article, she states she uses only she/her pronouns. I will do some more research and update when I find out, as of now I'd go with she/her. As far as I know, Blanco identifies as a gay man. Can someone provide a source on what pronouns Blanco prefers? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:29, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Good question. It appears that the stage character is "she" and the artist is "he" according to this interview: I'll ask Project:LGBT to weigh in. EvergreenFir (talk) 02:20, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Blanco identifies as a gay man, yes. Not as a woman. He uses a feminine persona as part of a sort of drag act. He says he is a transvestite and not transgender. So I think saying "she" when referring to Michael Quattlebaum Jr., especially during earlier parts of his life, makes no sense. I'll try to change the pronouns to make them a bit more appropriate and consistent.
"I’ve always been a very blunt person and I am a transvestite. I am not transgender and I am not transsexual." (talk) 01:55, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your edit. As far as I can tell, you are correct about the pronouns. EvergreenFir (talk) 02:42, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
According to this article, "Blanco identifies as trans or multigendered, though he has a history of working under different gender pronouns. He currently uses male pronouns for himself." I'm updating the article to reflect this. If this is inaccurate, please change back, but the source seems reliable and was published on 13 June 2015. GorillaWarfare (talk) 00:45, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
I think masculine pronouns are probably best for the moment as Rolling Stone and The Fader both user them (but HipHop Wired uses feminine pronouns). EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 01:13, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
She/her/hers would probably be more accurate as of late: Mykki Blanco consistently refers to herself as various feminine roles, such as a "showgirl" and calling her show a "one-woman show." She's also, however, has said that she wants to display herself as a "boy" but use she/her/hers and vise versa. Moreover, the Advocate uses she/her/hers in [1], and Interview Magazine uses she/her/hers in [2]. It also should be noted that s/he often has said that s/he doesn't have a pronoun preference and actively wants to queer the ritual of it. It might even be best to use they/them/theirs.

Some Critiques[edit]

In Alissa Greenberg's article (Poet-rapper-artist Mykki Blanco:I'm Living With HIV), she writes that Blanco grew up in Harlem. However, the current wikipedia article mentions that he grew up in California and didn't move to New York until he was a teenager. Also, the sentence "Through coming out with this hard-hitting information, Blanco says that he feels like a good person when he hasn't felt that way in a long time" seems slightly wordy and maybe a little confusing. Croesel14 (talk) 01:03, 10 November 2016 (UTC)Courtney R.