8 Groundbreaking Transgender People in Pop Culture
By Meredith B. Kile
Bruce Jenner might be making all the headlines these days, but as trans visibility and public acceptance has grown in recent decades, so too has the prevalence of transgender stars on TV, in fashion, and across pop culture. Here’s a look at some of the trans men and women who have become household names for more than just their gender identity.
The day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for her role in the Wikileaks military information leak, Manning announced that she had identified as female "since childhood," and planned to begin transitioning.
Filmmaker and artist Rhys Ernst and his partner Zackary Drucker served as consultants when Amazon was developing the pilot of Emmy Award-winning show Transparent, and became producers on the show's first season, with Ernst creating the series' title sequence. Ernst and Drucker were also featured in the 2014 OUT100.