Earlier this week, transgender model Munroe Bergdorf became the first trans woman to front a L'Oréal U.K. campaign. Her dream has quickly come to an end as L'Oréal just announced it is ending its partnership with the activist/model because of her Facebook rant about racism.
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.
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.
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.
In short, Alex Abramovich and his wife, Caroline, are ready for their first child and they are over the moon. Caroline’s due date is July 29. The healthcare that Abramovich, a transgender man, received at a Toronto fertility clinic was discriminatory because of his gender identity, he says.
“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.
Growing up in the small town of Mill Bay, B.C., Erin Jeffery remembers feeling relatively normal—until she turned 12. The news came as a shock, and Jeffery admits she had a hard time dealing with it. “I’ve told my mom, ‘if you ever have the chance to do it again, don’t do it just before your child goes through puberty,’” Jeffery says.