Has Jo been confirmed Trans in canon? Or is it just interviews?
(I posted most of the trans!Jo evidence about a week ago but that was in response to a much more negatively worded ask, so I’ll do it again so we can discuss the idea without having to acknowledge gross transphobic people in process).
Jo has never been confirmed as trans. Not in canon. Not in interviews. But that doesn’t mean there’s no evidence.
In May, this interview was posted, in which Noelle said:
Mal and Molly aren’t the only characters who have gender and sexuality to figure out.
It’s worth noting that that was in response to a question about sexuality. Noelle mentioned gender without prompting.
Earlier this month, Noelle responded to a tweet asking about the gender requirements of being a Lumberjanes, with:
There are at least 2 trans/NB prominent Lumberjanes. Most likely more.
A few days after that, an interview with Shannon and Noelle was posted here. About Barney, Noelle said:
It’s about gender and his relationship to gender and what his gender means to him and how the others treat him because of his gender. It comes back to Jo and how she feels about her gender.
Read that last bit again:
It comes back to Jo and how she feels about her gender.
On top of that, there’s the one canon hint that got most people started thinking about trans!Jo (from Issue 12):
(Also, I know some people who count the fact that fact that various people involved in making Lumberjanes have liked trans!Jo posts as ‘Word of God’, but I’m divided on that).
I hope this is somewhat helpful.