Sidra Royal Bullard Dumont died Saturday evening, June 24, at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital from complications of several autoimmune syndromes. He was 23.

Sidra entered the world a daughter and left the world as a son – and his family could not be more proud of his bravery, grace, humor and tenacity handling such difficulties physically and mentally and also being himself in a world with such strong social norms. He had a kind and tender heart and a keen wit.

He was a natural musician and could play any instrument he picked up from the flute, piano, drums, saxophone, viola, to guitar and his magnificent gift, the instrument of his operatic singing voice. He once told his family he could “see” music in colors.

Sidra graduated from the West Tisbury school in 2007 and then from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 2011. There he was a member of the Minnesingers and toured Europe three times with them, and also with Sound of America. In drama he played Joanne in a production of RENT and had good reviews after soloing at the Evening of the Arts. He was a perfectionist in all he endeavored.

After high school he attended Hollins University in Roanoke, Va. for two years to study voice and music. His other passion was horses; he was the proverbial barn rat, riding, training and competing. He started riding at Crow Hollow and then at Red Pony and evented with his best friend Smokey. He also spent many summers at Vershire Riding School in Vermont and competed in USEA Area 1 events and took first place for beginner-novice his first time out in Huntington, Vt.

He was also a prolific writer who could paint pictures with words – so much talent – so much love of life, friends, family, trans groups – they all meant so much as his world grew smaller. One could always see him wandering around the Island with his service dog, Sadie Mae.

Sidra is survived by his mother, Karen J. Dumont of West Tisbury; his father, Frazar J. Bullard of The Bahamas; his grandmother Oslie Bullard and many, many siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Hilma Dumont.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, July 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs with a prayer service officiated by Rev. Cathlin Baker at 2:30 p.m.. According to Sidra’s wishes, cremation will follow. An online guestbook is available at