I am Joe Virus. I was born Joe _______ 42 years ago, but I have been going by Joe Virus and just VIRUS for the past 20 years in my everyday life. I was a radio show host and I am a resident DJ at the longest running goth/industrial nightclub in Texas, THE CHURCH. Facebook called me out and made me use my birth name which I do not use ever except at the doctor’s office. Even my family  knows me as Joe Virus. As Joe _______, I was racially targeted in school and after the name change happened on FB I was again called racially negative names.

—Joe Virus
Dallas, TX