Laverne Cox & 19 Other Trans Heroes

Jun 15, 2015 at 4:01 pm |

Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner Aren't the Only Trans People Changing Things

With the help of activists and social icons like Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox and Olympian/reality star Caitlyn Jenner, America is undergoing a major transition in its understanding and embracing of the trans community.

While these two figureheads may be the most prominent battering rams knocking down cultural stigmas and myths about the transgender community, there are plenty of unsung heroes aiding them on the front lines, or those who have helped to pave the way before them. Learn a little bit more about the transgendered community, and the people working hardest to gain equality and understanding from the rest of the nation and worldwide.

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Caitlyn Jenner isn’t the only one paving the way…

Start the slideshow below to see our most influential trans heroes