14 Noteworthy Transgender Pioneers

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You are not alone, Caitlyn Jenner.

These transgender pioneers are helping you blaze an important trail and we're admire them for doing so.

Get to know the role models below:

1. Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner

2. Alexis Arquette

Alexis Arquette
Alexis Arquette, the sibling of David and Patricia Arquette, was born as a man named Robert. But she used her platform as an actress to help push for LGBT rights and equality.

3. Lana Wachowski

Lana Wachowski
Lana Wachowski came out in 2012. Along with her brother, Lana Wachowski co-wrote The Matrix trilogy.

4. Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono
The son of Sonny Bono and Cher, Chaz Bono has been an outspoken member of this community since 2009.

5. Janet Mock

Janet Mock
Since coming out as transgender, this ex-People.com editor has become a major voice and face for the trans community.

6. Christine Jorgensen

Christine Jorgensen
Christine Jorgensen died in 1989 at the age of 62. But not before becoming the first widely known person to undergo gender confirmation surgery.

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