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Nats Getty comes out as trans and non-binary

Rachel Badham January 21, 2021

Nats Getty, a 28-year-old artist and designer who is in a relationship with high-profile YouTube star, Gigi Gorgeous, has come out as trans and non-binary in a recent Instagram post. Getty, who did not specify which pronouns they prefer, wrote: “This is a very emotional and exciting day for me. I am so nervous as I type this, but I know the time is now. ‘I am transgender, non-binary. I have spent my entire life not in sync with the body I was born with and confined by an outwardly appearance that did not match my mind or soul. It wasn’t until recently that I was even comfortable admitting this to myself, once I was able to look inwards and truly reflect on my authentic self.”

They also shared a photo of themselves after undergoing top surgery, explaining: “I decided to start my physical transition and get top surgery. This surgery is something I have wanted for years and I can’t believe I will finally have the chest I have always dreamed of. I know it’s a privilege that I’m even able to move forward with this when for many it’s an impossible option due to their circumstance. While I feel so blessed to be able to start my transition surrounded by love and support, it’s not lost on me the many people who are having to navigate this alone and in silence.”

Nats Getty and their wife, Gigi

Many Instagram users praised Getty for embracing their gender identity, with some calling them an inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community. Getty shared a message of support for other LGBTQ+ and gender-diverse people: “To those on the road to self-discovery please know it can be a long process and there is no need to rush it. Allow yourself the time and space to find who you truly are. This process comes with a lot of highs and lows, some of which can be scary. What I can say, is that the process is truly beautiful and now I feel like I have a new community which I’m so excited to embrace.”

Getty’s wife, Gigi, is also transgender, having come out in 2013. She has shared various aspects of her transition on her YouTube channel, and released a documentary about her journey in 2017, titled This Is Everything. The pair have been married since 2019 and are known for being advocates of LGBTQ+ rights.