A teen who rose to fame whilst voguing in the background of a video, has come out as transgender.
Brendan Jordan came to attention in 2014 after millions shared a clip of him stealing the show with poses to Lady Gaga’s ‘Applause’ in the background of Las Vegas news coverage.
Jordan came out as trans at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Time to Thrive conference on Sunday.
Speaking of the fame that followed the video of him voguing, at the opening of a local mall, Jordan said he wanted to use his voice to speak for his generation.
“Like most teenagers, I’m still figuring it out,” he said.
“I’m starting to label as one, or as part, of the trans community,” he went on.
“I can’t really label it, because, you know, some days, my more feminine side comes out — the ‘she.’ Some other days I don’t feel like putting on my fabulous mask, and the ‘he’ comes out, and I’m totally OK with that.”
Going on, Jordan said he was happy to use both pronouns “he” and “she”, and that he enjoys the “limitless” feeling his gender gives him.
He also said he doesn’t know what his identity will be in ten years.
Jordan also introduced Andreja Pejic, the first out trans person to be the face of a makeup brand.
Check out both speeches below: