Lana Wachowski, director of the Matrix films, came out recently as a trans* woman. She is the first openly trans* director.
In the spirit of that, I thought I’d mention a few other firsts. (I use “trans*” because I don’t have specific quotes from the people as how they identify. Also, I know little about some of these people and their politics/opinions/histories. I just know that they are firsts, and that’s what’s being celebrated here.)
1. Georgina Beyer, New Zealand. First trans* Member of Parliament and world’s first trans* mayor.
2. Candis Cayne, USA. First trans* actress to play a recurring trans* character on prime time TV.
3. Amanda Simpson, USA. First openly trans* woman political appointee in any administration.
4. Dana International, Israel. First trans* person to win the Eurovision Song Contest.
5. Lucas Silviera, Canada. First open trans* man lead singer of a band signed by a major record label.
6. Kye Allums, USA. First trans* man to play NCAA Division I basketball. He was scholarship athlete on the George Washington University Female Basketball Team and came out as male.
7. Kylar Broadas, USA. First trans* person to testify before the Senate (and about gender-based employment discrimination, too!)
- hobbiteering likes this
- towerofroses reblogged this from elliottdeline
- ealperin reblogged this from tonidorsay
- ceebee-eebee likes this
- alecsshelf likes this
- womyneosoul likes this
- tonidorsay likes this
- transdiva likes this
- stonewallexodus reblogged this from tonidorsay and added:
- rational-muse likes this
- devouringrage likes this
- throwmeintoorbit likes this
- tonidorsay reblogged this from ealperin and added:
- judedeluca reblogged this from ealperin
- ealperin likes this
- vaeln17 reblogged this from elliottdeline
- holycottonballs likes this
- yuriisawesome reblogged this from mytransworld
- xx-rapunzel-xx reblogged this from gtfothinspo
- merekat23 likes this
- averybutt reblogged this from post-transition
- likeiknewiwould reblogged this from theartoftransliness
- thewittiestpartition likes this
- witchling-fae reblogged this from transawareness
- welcometoalternia likes this
- axelknochenmus likes this
- dabigboss likes this
- wolfielovesgamzee likes this
- princehuge likes this
- gaycoupleprivilege reblogged this from shawtygotskillz
- shadowtemple-dungeonmap reblogged this from fuckyeahhardfemme
- hexpixie likes this
- telegraphia likes this
- mickeymousehasgrownupaclown reblogged this from queerkhmer
- peppapigvevo reblogged this from queerkhmer
- shecountsblacksheep likes this
- camsprite likes this
- infamousnfamous likes this
- queerkhmer reblogged this from camsprite
- sexy-mouse reblogged this from tempusfidget
- fuckyoudonttrytofindme reblogged this from kakakakelly
- tempusfidget reblogged this from fuckyeahhardfemme
- nataliertee reblogged this from alackofpetticoats
- transoralhistory reblogged this from shawtygotskillz
- sun-eyed reblogged this from fuckyeahhardfemme
- beansgibbsnsteve likes this
- alexalfurinn likes this
- shawtygotskillz reblogged this from bigmacqueen