Greetings & welcome to Very G TV! I’m G- a gender non-conforming lesbian of Jamaican descent living in the USA. I created Very G TV to share my LGBTQ life & the lives of others in the LGBTQ community.
Today, I’m pretty proud about being a member of the LGBTQ community. I’m actually cartwheeling, backflipping & parading with pride & always making jokes about being very gay, pretty handsome & loving my lesbian life. BUT, for years I actually suffered and resented being gay. I was married to a wonderful man, we were raising our beautiful sons and I was just devastated when I realized I was gay. As you can imagine, it’s been a long incredible journey to get to where I am today.
I share my life because it feels empowering to me and people have been telling me for years that my life is inspiring and entertaining to them. Authenticity is contagious so when we see people living authentic lives we are often inspired to follow suit.
I’m a rarity in Jamaican culture. Although, many Jamaicans are indeed supportive of the LGBTQ community the overwhelming majority believe and propagate that it is wrong to be gay and there is violence surrounding the suppression of the LGBTQ community. Human Rights studies have found that Jamaica is in fact one of the homophobic places on the planet. This homophobia prevents many in the LGBTQ from living openly. Before I decided to “come out” I saw only a few Jamaicans living openly and those Jamaicans inspired me to have the courage to do the same. I like to think that my visibility will help others as well.
I’ve always been a tomboy so my entire life I’ve been gender non-conforming at varying levels. I’ve always felt more comfortable in masculine clothing. In recent years I’ve blossomed into a pretty dapper individual. I just love vests, ties, blazers, sharp haircuts & handsome dress shoes.
Once I became openly gay I pretty much became “born again” (sorry Jamaica) and became very involved in the LGBTQ community. I founded an open mic event for LGBTQ called “Thou Art Woman,” that has become an amazing space for LGBTQ women and our allies to share our souls and connect with one another. I also became involved in the LGBTQ legal community and very involved the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest LGBTQ Civil Rights Organization in America. There’s of course so much more, thus the blogs, enjoy!