Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox are two of the most famous members of the transgender community, but they are far from alone. Here's an introduction to the trans athletes, activists, models, actors, directors and political figures making enormous impacts.
Many of the people in this gallery have appeared on Time magazine's annual list of the most influential people. In Mayin an interview with Oprahthe actor spoke about the benefits of gender-affirming healthcare. Zaya publicly came out as trans in She celebrated her 14th birthday with a rollerskating-themed party in May She's a hero.
Mj rodriguez is known for her work on "pose" and just became the first transgender person to win a golden globe.
Leyna Bloom made history in July as the first transgender woman to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In a celebratory Instagram post, Bloom wrote, "We deserve this moment; we have waited millions of years to show up as survivors and be seen as full humans filled with wonder. In a celebratory post, she wrote on Instagram, "My community, you are always in my heart. My win is our win. We just made history. Happy pride. Cox also made history as the first openly transgender person to appear on the cover of Time magazine, and she has been featured on the Time list.
The star was named one of Time magazine's most influential people in the world in Hunter Schafer is a model, actress and activist. Grace is among the first high-profile punk rock stars to live openly as a transgender person. She publicly came out in an interview with Rolling Stone in May Brazilian model and actress Valentina Sampaio has logged a lot of "firsts" in her career.
Inshe became Victoria's Secret's first openly transgender model. And inshe broke yet another glass ceiling when she became the first openly transgender model to appear in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue.
Janet Mock is a writer, director and producer on the FX series "Pose. Inthe former Olympic champion and reality TV personality announced a run as a Republican candidate for California governor.
Bono documented his transition in the film, "Becoming Chaz. During that interview, Jennings' parents noted that Jazz, despite being ased male at birth, knew she was female from the moment she could talk. Gigi Gorgeous is a Canadian YouTuber and socialite. Gigi came out as transgender in and documented her transition, including her experience with cosmetic procedures, on social media. She is married to Nats Getty, great-grandchild of oil tycoon J.
Paul Getty. Getty came out as transgender and non-binary in January Joe Biden appointed Levine in February The U. Senate voted to confirm her nomination in March.
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Levine is the first openly transgender person to hold an office that requires Senate confirmation. Lana Wachowski is one half of the sibling duo famous for directing the "Matrix" trilogy and "Cloud Atlas. In addition to directing many notable films with her younger sister who is also a trans womanLana is also a screenwriter, producer and comic book publisher. InLily Wachowski, younger sister and filmmaking partner to Lana, came out as transgender. I'm out to my friends and family Everyone is cool with it. Yes, thanks to my fabulous sister they've done it before, but also because they're fantastic people.
Without the love and support of my wife and friends and family I would not be where I am today. Actress Trace Lysette publicly came out as transgender through her role as Shea, a trans yoga teacher, in the Amazon series "Transparent. Lysette made her blockbuster feature debut in the crime comedy-drama "Hustlers," starring alongside Lizzo, Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu and more.
Sophie Xeon, known by many as Sophie, was a Scottish electronic musician and record producer. Sophie died in Januaryfollowing an accidental fall from an apartment balcony in Athens, Greece. Shortly afterward, she became one of the first openly transgender people to be ed by powerhouse modeling agency IMG. Born in Amersterdam, De Hingh spent nearly a decade ages 8 to 17 as the subject of a documentary on transgender children. Lili Elbe is notable for being the first transgender woman to openly undergo gender-confirming surgery in Her storied life has been the subject of two books, including David Ebershoff's international bestseller "The Danish Girl," which was later adapted into a film starring Eddie Redmayne.
Buschbaum retired from the sport in and publicly came out as transgender that same year.
Army during World War II. After her service, she travelled to Denmark and underwent a series of gender-affirming surgeries. Upon her return in the early s, she was the subject of a New York Daily News cover story, becaming a household name.
Alexis Arquette is a member of the famous Arquette acting family. Much like her siblings, Rosanna, Patricia, Richmond and David, she's appeared in a slew of films and television shows over the years.
Candis Cayne has the distinction of being the first transgender actress to play a recurring transgender role on primetime TV. Cayne got her start as a drag performer in New York in the '90s. The New York Supreme Court ultimately ruled in Richards' favor, a landmark victory for trans women athletes.
Richards, now 86, is a practicing ophthalmologist.
British model Caroline Cossey was ased male at birth and was born intersex — with an extra X chromosome — a condition called Klinefelter syndrome. Cossey underwent gender-affirming surgery at age Fallon Fox is a retired mixed martial artist and the first openly transgender MMA fighter.
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She came out induring an interview with Sports Illustrated. Brazilian model Lea T is the daughter of retired soccer star Toninho Cerezo. She is a longtime friend and muse of Riccardo Tiscicreative head at Burberry and former creative director of Givenchy. Inshe became the first openly transgender model to front a global cosmetics brand when she landed a contract at haircare company Redken.
InForbes named her one of 12 women who changed Italian fashion.
InJenna Talackova became the first openly transgender woman to compete in an international beauty ant, when she represented Canada in the International Queen beauty competition. But Talackova would have to fight to continue her quest for a crown. Inshe threatened legal action against the Miss Universe Organization and its then-owner, former President Donald Trump, over their longstanding ban on transgender contestants. The Miss Universe organization announced an end to the ban, following a heated public exchange between Mr.
Trump and women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred. The organization said the change was made in spite of, not because of, the threats of legal action. Inmodel Isis King became the first openly transgender contestant on "America's Next Top Model" during the show's 11th cycle.
She then returned and competed in the show's 17th cycle, "All-Stars. A runway and print model, King was also the first openly transgender model to work with clothing brand American Apparel. Geiger publicly came out as transgender in October In an Instagram post, she wrote, "Love it or hate this is who I have been for a looooong time. Patti Harrison is an actress and comedian who gained prominence following a appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Since then, Harrison has appeared as Ruthie on the Hulu series "Shrill," in several episodes of the Netflix sketch comedy series "I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson" and as a prospective surrogate and college hopeful in the feature film "Together Together. Chella Man is a YouTuber, model, activist and artist. He created his YouTube channel in to chronicle his unique experience.
In an interview with Teen Voguehe said, "There is an extreme lack of representation for young, deaf, queer, Jewish, Asian, transgender artists So, I decided to be my own representation.