W hen the Vanity Fair journalist Buzz Bissinger was sent to interview former athlete Bruce Jenner, he had little idea of how big a story it would become. Jenner, who had won a decathlon gold medal for the United States at the Olympics in Montreal, was for a time in the 70s and 80s the epitome of all-American maleness. He went on to achieve a different but equally pervasive level of fame as the stepfather of Kim Kardashian and regularly appeared on the hit reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Luckily, there are many celebrities out there that are speaking up about their transitions and have become role models for the community. Her mom signed her up for tap and jazz classes but not ballet because it was for women. This transgender woman rose to fame when she was interviewed by Barbara Walters at the age of six.
Some offered practical advice, like where to turn for help. Others vowed to fight on their behalf. I love and support you, you are not alone.
Sign in. Maybe people you know, maybe people you don't know, just hoping this helps you to know them better and realize how talented and amazing they are! The list keeps growing. Actress Orange Is the New Black.
Today we live in a day and age where you are free to be whoever you are. Luckily there are many role models for individuals who are facing issues such as gender identification. Below are six celebs who are brave enough to be who they are in public.
Keep these trans women and men on your radar and scroll down to get more info on each of them :. Chris made history last year by being the first known transgender athlete to make the U. This year, he represented the U.
Former male model Andrej Pejic had sex reassignment surgery in and now goes by Andreja. Candis Cayne is known for being the first actress to play a recurring transgender role on primetime television. Lilli Elbe, born, Einar Mogens Wegener, is known for being the first known person to receive sexual reassignment surgery.
Very recently, the world's social climate has progressed enough to the point where people who identify as a different gender from which they were biologically born have been able to publicly and openly live the way they want and need to live. Strides toward transgender pride and acceptance have been spurred by well-known, well-liked, and brave members of the entertainment industry, such as Laverne Cox, Caitlyn Jenner, and Chaz Bono. Here are some other stars leading the way for the transgender community. The Wachowski siblings wrote and directed one of the most beloved and innovative science-fiction movies of all time: The Matrix.
Interested in a detailed list of famous transgendered people? Who are some famous transgender people? You can find famous intersex, nonbinary, and trans celebrities on this list whether they be transgender actors, actresses, writers, photographers, or black Hollywood stars.
After North Carolina passed a bill banning transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, a bunch of states tried to follow suit. In Texas, the fight for a copycat bill that restricts where transgender people can and can't pee is still going on, and that's why dozens of stars have signed on to a letter opposing it. More than musicians and actors signed a letter opposing the anti-transgender bill, joining together to say legislating bathroom access is discriminatory and unnecessary.