The trans celebrities blazing a trail to acceptance
Caitlyn Jenner says she's "too controversial" for the trans community
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As the TV, film, and fashion industries become more and more progressive, the number of roles for transgender people is increasing rapidly every year. Groundbreaking TV shows like 'Pose' with almost entirely LGBTQ casts are putting the spotlight on the talent and beauty in the transgender community that has long been overlooked.
Many actors, actresses, models, writers, and other public figures are putting themselves forward to create new spaces in the entertainment industry. Their work inspires young trans people who may be struggling with their identity in a world that sorely lacks representation of LGBTQ stories.
Though Caitlyn Jenner has certainly been a trailblazer, she recently spoke on 'The Skinny Confidential Him & Her' podcast about being "too controversial" for the trans community because of her beliefs and background, namely her Republican politics and the white privilege she experienced. She added that she's accepted that the community doesn't want her as a spokesperson, but she won't stop trying to show up and make a difference.
Click through the following gallery to see some of the most legendary trans celebrities, and some of the rising stars, who are changing our world view for the better.
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