Interview of Ky Platt

Ky Platt is a mixed-race, transgender comedian and author. Originally from Hamilton, Ohio, Ky has been active in the NYC LGBTQ+ community since the 1990s. In this interview, Ky recounts his experiences of being raised in southwestern Ohio as a mixed-race person who had identified as being queer since childhood, being a part of the LGBTQ+ community in the 1990s, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, his popular and acclaimed blog in the mid-2000s called “AskThisBlackWoman,” and being an active co-parent in a queer family.

Date of Interview:

April 6, 2017

Location of Interview:

Commission on Human Rights, New York City

Place of birth:

Hamilton, Ohio



Interviewed by

Lorenzo Van Ness

Summary by

Sydnee Novack