"OK, so here I am everyone!!" wrote Manning, who was imprisoned in 2013 for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, of the first image of her as she looks now.
An Instagram photo posted on Wednesday by Harvard University swimmer Schuyler Bailar — which shows him before and after his gender transition, in photos just three years apart — stands out even among the glut of inspiring prom pics on social media this year.
The South American publication debuted the cover on Instagram on Thursday, and fans received it with resounding praise.
Julissa Emile (left) with college friends. Julissa Emile was attending a college poetry slam in Chicago when she tweeted a special moment that has since gone viral. The 19-year-old student took a series of bathroom mirror selfies during some down time at the event, but in each photo more people joined in.
Musician Jaimie Wilson, who was born a woman but has now transitioned to a man, has been sharing beautiful before and after images of himself on Instagram in a bid to show that not all trans people exhibit signs of identifying with the opposite gender before they transition.
Gabrielle Gibson is a transgender bride on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress. A transgender bride says she’s “humbled” after starring in an upcoming episode of the reality show Say Yes to the Dress. In August 2016, after getting engaged to her boyfriend of three years, Gabrielle Gibson, a transgender hairstylist from New Jersey, made an appointment at New York City’s Kleinfeld’s, the bridal gown store featured on Say Yes to the Dress.
Known as one of the world’s first transgender models, Caroline Cossey has paved the way for the trans community. After travelling the world as a showgirl, Caroline embarked on a successful career as a model appearing in major fashion and pin-up magazines. In 1974, Caroline went through her final gender reassignment surgery.
Just days ago, President Donald Trump revoked previously-established guidance allowing trans kids to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity in the US. Cue Rebekah, a transgender girl who has something to say about that, as a photo of her holding a sign reading “I’m the scary transgender person the media warned you about” has become incredibly popular online.
Valentina Sampaio recently made history as the first transgender model to cover Vogue Paris for the magazine’s March issue. But she's not the first transgender model to grace the cover of a magazine.
Recently, we saw Vogue choose a range of models for their March cover including plus-size icon Ashley Graham. In a bid to show a more inclusive idea of beauty, the king of fashion publications had made a start in showcasing real diversity. Vogue Paris, however, has just one upped them. Editor Emmanuelle Alt chose transgender model Valentina Sampaio to star on the front of the magazine’s March issue.
It was hard to be heard on Twitter Sunday night unless you were commenting on the Golden Globes — or the new L’Oréal True Match makeup campaign that previewed during its commercial breaks, that is. The ads for the collection of 33 shades present an expansive line of gender-free liquid foundation through an impressively diverse series of spokespeople, including, notably, transgender model Hari Nef. Hari Nef has just become the first transgender model to land a L’Oréal campaign.
Emmie Smith, 17, shared the medical part of her transgender journey in a new documentary. “I think people are fascinated by gender reassignment surgery,” Smith says in the film, slated to debut on Feb. 6, although a nine-minute preview can be seen online now. Smith is featured in National Geographic magazine’s January “Gender Revolution” issue — which made headlines by featuring a 9-year-old transgender girl on its cover — along with her identical twin brother, Caleb.
Sam Vella, 16, of the U.K. told the Manchester Evening News that he was refused a buzz cut on Saturday because the staffers "weren’t sure" of his gender.
Marlene Goetzeler was so proud of the cake her bakery created for a client that she showed it off on Facebook a few weeks ago. The California-based Freeport Bakery co-owner hoped for feedback, but she wasn’t prepared for the backlash the cake would incite — even though it was made using a Ken doll in an elaborate dress.
Even if transition is challenging, it goes without saying that discovering a new body — what it can do, what it can wear — and finally living in one’s true gender is an exciting process.
After three years of being alone, Jamie O'Herlihy, 23, met Harry Matthews, 24, at a trans training program that they had both almost backed out of attending at the last minute — and said it was "kind of" love at first sight.
Gigi Gorgeous has been enjoying her moment in the spotlight for some time now, for accomplishments from modeling to publicly transitioning. But this week she was in the public eye for something disturbing: Being detained at the Dubai airport for being transgender.
Just when you think we’re beginning to make grounds in breaking down one-body-fits-all beauty boundaries, a body-positive lingerie advert, featuring a transgender model, is rejected by Facebook. The new ad, part of CurvyKate’s new Scantilly campaign aims to give a much needed hit of diversity in the lingerie industry by shunning professional models and instead enlisting eight powerful female role models including a transgender woman, an amputee, an alopecia sufferer, a plus size blogger and a recovered anorexic. Since then a further two shots from the campaign including one of transgender model, Effie, have also been removed.
When Laverne Cox used Snapchat’s “pretty filter,” aka “beauty filter,” fans were in an uproar, speculating that the transgender actress had a nose job.
For a long time Ron and Vanessa Ford Jr. have described their five-year-old son by saying “Zach likes dresses but also ninjas.” But they eventually realized, this wasn’t an accurate representation of their child.
Well, step forward lingerie brand Curvy Kate whose advertising campaign is pushing out an entirely different message. The British brand have been quietly championing the body positive for quite some time, but their campaign for their latest collection, Scantilly, takes things to a whole new level and gives a much needed hit of diversity in the lingerie industry. Shunning professional lingerie models, the campaign named #TheNewSexy, has instead enlisted eight powerful female role models, including a transgender woman, an amputee, an alopecia sufferer, a plus size blogger and a recovered anorexic.
Six years after Corey Rae, 23, made history by becoming the country's first transgender prom queen, she’s determined to once again become a force of change for the transgender community through an honest new blog.
(The City of Toronto marks its first official Transgender Day of Remembrance with a flag-raising ceremony on November 20, 2014. Photo: Newzulu)