Queer Peers For Bearded Ladies
While the queer community has long accepted variable definitions of what it means to be feminine, bearded women have also broken the gender mold. They are often mistaken for butches, lesbians, crossdressers, or transgender people. Even though they don’t always identify with the queer community, bearded women seem to have found natural friends and allies in the LGBTQ movement.
Aimee Ross (pictured above, left) is a self-identified lesbian butch whose natural beard has never been a problem for her, especially among her queer peers. She wasn’t born with PCOS and didn’t take any hormones – she’s just plain blessed. While other women work diligently to keep their beards from growing, Aimee says, “I took a point of derision and made it mine,” and the ladies love it!