22 August 2014

Meet CN, genderqueer singer-songwriter

“I really do believe that every single person has a unique vantage point on their own body, for want of a better word – their own soul, their mind, how all of those connect. There cannot be a binary of genders because really it’s more like a constellation.”

CN Lester is a singer-songwriter who identifies as genderqueer and non-binary. Find out what this means to them in a new short film, part of the digital storytelling project Patchwork, which looks at the lives of transgender people of all ages and backgrounds around the UK.

The film is part of the Patchwork Stories series that looks at the lives of transgender people of all ages and backgrounds around the UK. The series was commissioned by All About Trans and produced by Lucky Tooth Films in collaboration with Channel 4.

Fox Fisher and Lewis Hancox of Lucky Tooth have been making films together since meeting on the Channel 4 series My Transsexual Summer in 2011. To hear them talking about the making of the Patchwork series and see clips, click here.

Other films in the series introduce models, soldiers, artists, musicians, activists and psychics, who just happen to be trans – as well as their friends, partners and families.

In 2015, Channel 4 host a selection of the short films on ‘Shorts’, available to watch on All4 at www.all4.com. Shorts are Channel 4’s original short form videos on 4oD.

All About Trans


  • Mx Margaret D. Jones on January 25, 2016:

    Great article and video. What a well-centered person is CN ! And they play piano, too.

    On a related note, last year I wrote a major article about Mx or Mix, a non-binary transgender title, with a little about the singular they (the latter is mentioned in CN’s video). See link.