12 Famous Celebrities You Never Knew Were Transgender

We have often seen many transgenders appearing in reality shows and famous movies. They have set up a standard for them in whatever they do. It is their work that speaks and undoubtedly they are breaking all the stereotypes of the society with the success that they are achieving. Here are the celebrities who were transgender,

1. Alexis Arquette

2. Alexis Arquette

Robert Alexis Arquette, who recently passed away on 11 September 2016. She was an American actress, cabaret performer, and an activist. At the age of 30, Alexis transformed to a female and was also known to support people who wanted to undergo gender transition.

2. Carmen Carrera

Born as Christopher Roman in 1985, Carmen Carrera, starred in the reality show ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’. She is now an emerging model and also an activist for AIDS awareness. She keeps appearing in various reality shows like Cake Boss.

3. Chaz Bono

3. Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono was born as Chastity Sun Bono in 1969. She announced being a lesbian in 1995 and wrote many books that explained the process of evolving as a gay or lesbian. She then underwent gender transformation from female to male during 2008-2010.

4. Laverne Cox

She was the first and by now the only transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award. She is best known for her roles in the ‘Netflix Series’ and ‘Orange Is The New Black’.


5. Dr. Marci Bowers

9. Dr. Marci Bowers

Being a male during most of the adulthood, Dr. Marci Bowers is an American gynaecologist who conducts many of the gender transition surgeries and has undergone the procedure herself. She was and is still married with three children.

6. Lana Wachowski

5. Lana Wachowski

Professionally known as ‘The Wachowskis’ and formerly known as ‘The Wachowski Brothers’, Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski are famous siblings, American film directors, producers and screenwriters. They are known to be associated with the famous ‘Matrix’ series and for producing the film ‘ V for Vendetta’. Both are now transgender women.

7. Janet Mock

The Chief Editor of People’s Magazine, Janet Mock announced in 2011 that she was born a male and underwent the gender transition in Thailand when she was 18 years old. She is now a very popular advocate for LGBT rights.

8. Amanda Lepore

Born as Armand Lepore, Amanda Lepore is now a well known model, performance and recording artist and a fashion icon.

9. Candis Cayne

Candis Cayne is the first transgender actress to play the role of a recurring transgender character in a popular television series, ‘Dirty Sexy Money’.

10. Isis King

Born as a male in 1985, Isis King was the first Transgender model who appeared in the show ‘America’s Next Top Model’. She turned out to be a fashion designer and has now become a very known transgender television personality.

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