Life for a normal person is full of struggle and hardships as it is. Imagine how hard it could be for a transgender person aside from facing the struggle of everyday life they have to face bullying, Ignorant people, feeling of Isolation and they have to go through the transition. There are some celebrities who really deserve our appreciation for everything they been through as they as inspiring other people to step forward.
Laverne Cox is an American Actress and LGBT Advocate. She rose to fame after she starred in Netflix’s famous television series “Orange is the New Black”. She is the first openly transgender person to be nominated for the Prime time Emmy Award. She also became the first openly transgender person to be the featured on the cover of Time magazine. She had used her celebrity status to advocate the rights of LGBT people.
Formerly Known as Bruce Jenner is famous Olympian Gold medalist Athlete. She is also one of the key members of the show “Keeping up with the Kardashians”. The Transition of Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner was the most public transition of all time. The first glimpse of her transition was revealed in Vanity Fair magazine.
Andreja Pejić formerly known as Andrej Pejić is an Australian Model. She entered the modeling industry at the age of 17. Prior to her surgery, she walked in on the highest level for both female and male. She is also the first transgender women ever to be profiled by the Vague magazine.
Jazz Jennings is an American TV and web host. She is famous for her YouTube show “I am Jazz” in which she tells about her life. She is also the face of the clean and clear campaign “See the real me”. She is also the subject of a reality show “All That Jazz”.
Candis Cayne has the honor of being the first transgender ever to play a recurring transgender roll on prime time television. In early 1990, she moved to New York and started her career as drag performer and choreographer. She rose to fame after portraying the role of transwomen in the TV series “Dirty Sexy Money”
Fallon Fox is the first transgender MMA athlete in the mix martial arts history. She came out in 2013 during an interview with SportIllustrated.com. There has been debate whether she should be allowed to fight in the ring due to her gender orientation because she might have an advantage over her female competitors. She had denied it by saying that she had been taking Harmons for so long that there is nothing male left in her.
Valentijn De Hingh
Valentijn De Hingh is the first transgender to be assigned to a mega-agency such as IMG. De Hingh returned to the runway in 2011 after spending 10 years as a subject to a documentary about transgender children, which started filming when she was only 10 years old. She is now a successful model.
Lea T is the daughter of famous Brazilian footballer Toninho Cerezo she was born as a male in Brazil in 1981. She was selected to be the face of Redken which made her the first openly transgender model to be the front of a global cosmetics brand.
Isis King was the first transgender contestant in the “American Next Top Model”. After appearing on the show she brought the attention of global media to the transgender community in television. She again returned in the 17th cycle of the show. She now works as a model, fashion designer, and actress.
Chaz Bono is the only child of American pop performers Sonny and Cher Bono. She was born as Chastity Sun Bono. His transition shock many people as had appeared a little girl a couple of time on his parent’s TV show. He documented his transition in a Film “Becoming Chaz”.