When transgender activist Rae Nelson, 26, found herself in the women's bathroom at the Arkansas Capitol Building with State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith recently, it was kismet.
Famed fashion photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin recently added a new name to their portfolio: the controversial — and up until recently, rather elusive — Chelsea Manning.
A proud mother has created a stunning photo series of her 5-year-old son wearing dresses to inspire other parents to overlook gender stereotypes.
"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.
“We kept getting gentle reminders from people that it’s not just women with periods,” Miki Agrawal, founder and CEO of Thinx, tells Yahoo Canada. In response, the company spent a year developing a boyshort product in consultation with trans men and non-binary people who might use it. Now the new slogan for Thinx is “For people with periods” and one of their campaigns features model Sawyer DeVuyst, who is a trans man.
Ever since her splashy coming-out 10 months ago, Caitlyn Jenner has kept right on making headlines — for her dating prospects, her political leanings, and, most recently, her new partnership with MAC, which will launch her limited edition Finally Free lipstick to benefit the MAC AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative in April. “For me, the beauty side of [my transition] was important from the beginning: to try to do fashion right, to try to do beauty right,” Jenner, whose second season of I Am Cait premiered Sunday, has said regarding the lipstick launch. Jenner is not the only high-profile transgender woman to have become a face of beauty.
Photo: Stop trying to make Victoria’s Secret a role model for women everywhere — it’s never going to happen. A Change.org petition is calling on the lingerie company to make Carmen Carrera, a transgender reality star and model, a VS Angel. It has received nearly 50,000 signatures, with the page pleading with the brand to enlist her because having “a transgender model walk would show that trans women are to be taken seriously and that Angels are selected because of their character and talent.” “I want to do this for the 50,000 people who signed the petition on Change.org. Photo: If Victoria’s Secret listens, great.
“I’m inspired by women who redefine the idea of who she can be and say no when they’re faced with bulls***.” The Lenny Letter co-founder cites her mother, artist Laurie Simmons, and sister, Grace Dunham, a radical queer woman, as individuals who have inspired her to take chances. Lena Dunham on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar’s November issue.
I want to wait until I’ve transitioned more.” The 23-year-old runs Nail Transphobia, a campaign that tackles transphobia through pop-up nail salons where strangers can get their nails done for free by a trans person. The project, conceived by Craggs while she was a 21-year-old undergraduate studying Creative Direction at the London College of Fashion, was actually never intended to come to fruition.
Caitlyn Jenner and other transgender celebrities like Laverne Cox, Candis Cayne, and Chaz Bono have received a large show of public support. But Lila Perry’s situation is not uncommon for transgender people who aren’t in the spotlight. (Photo: AP/Robert Cohen) A transgender teen in Missouri is at the center of a heated debate about her right to change in her high school’s girls’ locker room. Nearly 200 students walked out of Hillsboro High School on Monday in a protest that lasted two hours.
“Obviously I’m a glamour girl. I love a full face of makeup,” Laverne Cox tellsYahoo Style’s Joe Zee in this episode of Style Sessions. “But there was a point, early in my transition, where I did not leave the house without makeup. It was my armor in the beginning.”
Caitlyn Jenner is so hot right now. She was pictured on the cover of Vanity Fair, is starring in the upcoming docuseries, I Am Cait, and is a fashion icon on the rise. Huffington Post has tapped the 65-year-old to be a contributor in their network. Caitlyn here,” writing with the same dryness and self-deprecating sense of humor Jenner has come to display over the past whirlwind few weeks. “Up until now, I have totally isolated myself from the transgender community, so I have a lot of catching up to do.