Markus (he/they) is an author, a watercolor artist, and pursuing his PhD in Gender Studies at Queens University. He shares about his day to day life on TikTok. Markus knew he was a queer, trans man at the age of 16 but was not accepted by his parents. At 17, he was taken in by his grandparents. Now in his 30s, Markus has recently married his longtime partner, Andrew. Together with their platonic co-parent, Hannah, they are raising a child. The trio practices Gender Neutral Parenting, using they/them pronouns for baby River (age 9 months) until they are of an age to share their own gender identity and pronoun preference.