PHOTOS: Transgender celebrities and public figures you should know – Metro US

PHOTOS: Transgender celebrities and public figures you should know

Laverne Cox, Janet Mock and Caitlyn Jenner are recognized as some of the bigger names when it comes to transgender celebrities and public figures, but there are many others you should become familiar with.

These transgender celebrities and public figures are active in the transgender community and are strong advocates of LGBTQ. There is more than a handful of amazingly talented models, actors, athletes and musicians who are at the top of their game and are in the public eye. 

While you might be familiar with several transgender celebrities already, there may be a few transgender people who you may not have been aware of. 

Transgender celebrities

Ines Rau


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Ines Rau is a 25-year-old transgender model who was born in Paris and is of French-North African descent. She began modeling in Paris and she is best known for her steamy photo shoot for France’s OOB Magazine with male supermodel Tyson Beckford.

Fallon Fox

Fallon Fox is the first transgender professional MMA athlete in the history of the sport. The talented athlete came out as transgender in 2013 and shared her story during an interview with Sports Illustrated.

Amelia Maltepe

Amelia Maltepe is a transgender Bangladeshi glamour model who resides in Canada. After doing a sexy photo shoot for Toronto Sun, many people boycotted the paper when they found out she was transgender. Despite being born a male, her goal is to become Miss World.

Chaz Bono


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Chaz Bono, the son of Cher and Sonny Bono, has been a gay rights activist since 2009 and became more involved when he revealed that he is a transgender man.

Dr. Marci Bowers

Transgender celebrities and public figures: Dr. Marci Bowers

Dr. Marci Bowers is the first transgender woman to become a doctor who also performs surgeries. She is also known for performing surgeries for Isis King and Janet Mock.

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