How many transgender celebrities do you know? None? Well, too bad for you. LGBT community has its heroes. In this post, we’ve compiled the list of Top 5 Transgender Celebrities from History.
Transgender Celebrities 1: Christine Jorgensen
Christine Jorgensen was a US Army veteran. Back in 1951, she was the first one who underwent gender reassignment surgery. Jorgensen used her influence and fame to help LGBT people like herself. She was one of the first LGBT community members who fought for the rights of LGBT people.
Transgender Celebrities 2. Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox is a famous actress. Many of you remember her from the famous TV show Orange is the New Black. Laverne Cox is the first transgendered lady who received an Emmy Award. Cox is one of the major advocates for the LGBT community.
Transgender Celebrities 3. Kye Allums
Kye Allums is a famous basketball player. Back in 2010, Kye became a NCAA Division One Athlete in his college (George Washington University). Allums is the first and only openly transgender college athlete in that division.
Transgendered Celebrities 4. Isis King
Isis King is a model. She is the first transgender model who had a chance to compete on America’s Next Top Model. King got 10th place in the contest. It’s not bad if you consider that over 1000 people participated in the event.
Transgender Celebrities 5. Reneé Richards
Renne Richards is a famous tennis player. Back in 1976, Richards was not allowed to play tennis on the professional level. After being denied, Renee took the case to the Supreme Court and won her right to play tennis. Richards is a famous individual. She is a hero for many LGBT members from around the world. Her case proved once again that you can be whoever you want to be. Your gender or sexual orientation don’t matter. Do what you want and go for your dreams no matter what.