LGBTQ: This issue has been controversial since a long time now but the society is transforming as more and more trans people are standing up for their rights. Thanks to Caitlyn Jenner and TV shows like Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ and many more, the transgender community is receiving more mainstream exposure than ever. But then again, not all of us understand and support them, there are few who spread the negative vibes. Femininity for trans women, just like femininity at large, does not have just one definition.
Compiled below are thoughts coming from influential transgender person which not only highlights how much there still is left to do to ensure that the trans community experiences true acceptance and equality, but are quite simply kickass af.
1. Caitlyn Jenner
Bruce Jenner is a former Olympic athlete, and also starred in the popular reality television series ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’. In 2014, following widespread speculation, Jenner revealed in an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer that she was transgender, and wanted to be recognized as a woman.
2. Alexis Arquette
Alexis Arquette was an actress, musician, and cabaret performer. A transgender pioneer and activist, Alexis was memorialized in a lengthy Facebook post by her brother Richmond, who wrote:
‘She fiercely lived her reality in a world where it is dangerous to be a trans person – a world largely unready to accept differences among human beings, and where there is still the ugliness of violence and hostility towards people that we may not understand… where she was going, there was only one gender.’
3. Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox is a transgender actress, author, artist, and activist, well known for her starring role in the hit Netflix series ‘Orange Is the New Black’. She is the first transgender actress to be nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award.
4. Geena Rocero
Geena Rocero is a Filipino American supermodel, TED speaker, and transgender advocate based in New York City.
5. Lea T
Lea T is a Brazilian high fashion model. She has been modeling since 2010, and is also the spokesmodel for Redken.
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