The 1980's First Openly Transgender Fashion Model!
They're beautiful, they're successful, they're trend-setters, they're policy changers, and they're all transgender! This sections features the transwomen that have excelled in the arts, business, politics, science, advocacy and/or activism. They are transgender women that have made an impact on the world around them. Our staff seeks out these women to interview. Also see trans-History.
Sonny and Cher's adorable litte blonde girl grew up before our eyes, and then ... transitioned into a man.
Hilton Als described V as “The greatest cabaret artist of (v’s) generation” in the New Yorker magzine.
Watching Chanel Dupree in the Miss Continental 1990 pageant changed the course of this high-schooler's life.
As part of our support for the media coverage around Chaz Bono’s casting on “Dancing with the Stars” and an increasing amount of transgender-specific coverage in general, GLAAD is continuing to profile prominent transgender advocates and members of the community on a weekly basis.
Cinema’s Most Inept Film Director Is Never Forgotten
As more and more films are shot outside of the major motion picture studio regime, with miniscule budgets compared to their blockbuster counterparts, one of Hollywood’s most notorious independent directors never seems to fade from our minds. Especially if you’re transgendered; because Ed Wood was one of us.
In 1999 I spotted Cassandra Fever performing at a new night club in Long Beach, California and was completely awestruck. Not only did she literally tower over the competition at just over 6 feet, she buried her rivals on stage that night with her charisma and unleashed energy.