A woman came out as a transgender man after her husband transitioned from male to female — and the couple now live in a four-way relationship with two other trans partners. Rowan, formerly known as Amanda Jette Knox, announced on social media in August this year that she was “re-presenting” herself as a trans man. The writer and activist based in Toronto, Canada, began taking testosterone earlier this week, following in the footsteps of his husband, who became a “wife”, as well as his son, who became a “daughter”.
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Knox’s wife, Zoe, was previously known as Mark, but came out as transgender in July 2015 after 19 years of marriage. The couple’s daughter, Alexis, revealed she was transgender in early 2014. Rowan said he was also born in the “wrong body” but that it took him a long time to accept his true gender. Now, Rowan and Zoe live with their transgender partners Dani and Dame in the same house in Toronto. Dani and Dame are a couple. Previously, Rowan shared his joy at realizing he was non-binary before coming out as transgender and told PinkNews: “Trans joy is contagious.”
In a post on his Instagram account, the writer said: “It is with joy, relief and great anxiety that I am reintroducing myself to you as Rowan Jette Knox. I am a trans man, I am medically transitioning, and I will exclusively use the ‘he’ pronoun from now on. I’ve known this is who I am for a long time, but I had to work up the courage to say it out loud. It took months of introspection therapy, long conversations with loved ones, many tears and overcoming a lot of fear and denial to get here.”
In an article published late last month, Knox wrote that he and Zoe began a polyamorous relationship with another transgender couple named Dani and Dame. Knox wrote about first meeting Dani last year, after contacting her to talk about an experience she had. According to Knox, the two “immediately bonded in a way that rarely happens these days.”
Knox says the two “encouraged” their spouses to get to know each other. Dame and Zoe also began to fall in love. Knox and his wife then decided to move from their hometown of Ottawa to Toronto in January of this year to start a new life as a couple of four. “It didn’t take long for us all to realize that being apart was very painful. The two weeks we spent between visits felt like months. After much conversation and careful planning, Zoe and I did something I swore I would never do: we moved to Toronto to start a new life with new loves. The fact that our children were grown and our jobs were remote made the transition easier,” he said.
Zoe and Rowan also have a trans daughter, Alexis, who came out when she was in sixth grade. Alexis came out as transgender to her parents in February 2014, when she was just 11, after sending them an email. “I have always been in a very receptive home. We never force gender roles. Sending an email was the easiest way for me because I was so scared of what my parents would think. It’s a really hard thing to do when you honestly don’t know,” Alexis said.
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Rowan previously published a blog post in 2020 about Alexis’s coming out, saying, “When she came out to us at age 11, she had limited language to describe how she felt, and the world had much more binary thinking at that time. time. Now, at 17, she can more easily express how she sees herself. She wanted us – and the world – to know that her identity is not binary. She not only told us this news, but also updated her bios on social media social media and has spoken about it openly with everyone.”
Rowan and Zoe also have two children, as does Alexis. Knox had previously written an op-ed for Pink News about how “trans joy was contagious,” writing: “Trans joy is contagious. And right now, the world needs more of it. Make no mistake: in today’s world, trans joy trans is an act of defiance and power.”