❤️ Rosalynne Montoya is a bisexual, non-binary transgender woman and an LGBTQ and ALL ambassador. Montoya shares her struggle with chronic anxiety which leads to depression and touches base on society's acceptance towards a Hispanic transgender woman. A must watch video ❤️

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Name Rosalynne Montoya

Community Transgender

Location Phoenix

Pronouns she/her/hers and
they/them/theirs

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Rosalynne Montoya usually referred to as Rose, is a Hispanic, bisexual, non-binary transgender woman. Rose’s pronouns are she/her/hers and they/them/their/theirs. She works as a model, actor, public speaker, makeup artist, advocate, and content creator. Their goal is to spread love and education about their community as they share their story.

At 4 years old Rose voiced on camera that she is a girl and her name is Queen Rose. She was only playing make-believe, but this memory would stick with her forever. In 10th grade, Rose came out as being attracted to men. This was challenging, but in time, Rose gained support. Rose attended Seattle University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies with honors at 19 years old. In college, Rose started performing in drag which led her to come out as trans. After accepting the femininity in herself, it allowed her to be attracted to it in others. She came out as bi in 2016. After unpacking what gender means to them, Rose came out as non-binary in 2019.

Rose has lead many safe, open discussions on intersectional identity, self-love, relationships, boundaries, being a survivor of domestic violence and rape, transitioning, leaning into gender euphoria, being an ally, and more. She has spoken at the largest gathering of transgender people: the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, Estee Lauder Companies, Seattle Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), Boston University, Yale University, Stanford University, and more.

Rose also enjoys volunteering her time to advocate for her community. She organized a team of MAC makeup artists to table at Trans Pride Seattle 2018 and 2019, where they painted faces and spread joy with makeup. They also walked in the Seattle Pride Parade with MAC and the NAACP as well as in the Women’s Marches, BLM Marches, Trans Rights Marches, and other protests for civil rights.

Rose is currently a board member of Aadya Rising, a nonprofit working to fill in the gaps to help the transgender community.

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