Beth Ditto, On Coming Out Femme

“I learned a lot about myself in a way — not really about my sexuality but in the way I picture gender and the world. I think that dating and meeting Freddy and meeting trans people, more than anything I think that was more pivotal for me because I never understood why I wasn’t attracted to girls that dressed like I did. For a long time I thought in order to be gay, I had to have really short hair.”

– Gossip singer Beth Ditto, on how dating a transgender man challenged and opened up her own identity as a femme lesbian. Beth writes all about it in her new memoir Coal Into Diamonds, which we can’t wait to read!