Chefs and Restaurants
Marcelle Afram Went Public as Non-Binary to Advocate for Trans Restaurant Workers
May 16, 2021 10:56am
Marcelle Afram has become one of Washington, D.C.’s most beloved chefs, first gaining notoriety at the popular brewpub Bluejacket and later as executive chef of the Michelin-starred Maydan. But despite those professional successes, Afram struggled with depression and alcoholism that was exacerbated when the pandemic hit. A lifetime of soul-searching culminated in Afram publicly coming out as non-binary transmasculine last summer, an announcement that allowed them to...