The May 2014 cover of TIME magazine read “The Transgender Tipping Point” with actress Laverne Cox featured on the cover. It addressed the transgender civil rights movement as “America’s next civil rights frontier” and certainly in the past 10 years, this movement has accomplished more than anybody could have expected.
Of course, this movement wouldn’t be what it is today without public figures like Alexis Arquette, Caitlyn Jenner or Laverne Cox and we have them to thank for being the strong ladies they at the forefront of this progress. The world is often not a safe place for trans people, thus many aren’t as vocal as these well know celebrities. Here are 30 people that you probably didn’t know identified as trans.
These celebrities are an inspiration to us all!