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25 trans and non-binary people who’re happy, visible and making the world a better place

Vic Parsons March 31, 2020
32 non-binary people who are making the world a better place

Non-binary actor Indya Moore at World Pride in New York, 2019. (Erin Lefevre/NurPhoto via Getty)

It’s Trans Day of Visibility, and what better way to start the day than by following a bunch of trans and non-binary people!

Whether you have trans and non-binary people in your friendship group or not, it’s always a good time to use social media for good and follow – and learn from – trans people who are happy being visible.

So, give some of these folks a follow this Trans Day of Visibility – most of them will be on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or TikTok, at the very least!

Fox and Owl Fisher. Non-binary writers, filmmakers, educators and founders of trans production company My Genderation.

Chris Mosier. Trans man, athlete and advocate. Can walk faster than you.

Trans Day of Visibility: 25 trans and non-binary people changing the world
Chris Mosier at the starting line of the 50km race walking Olympic trial. (Instagram/Chris Mosier)

Caitlyn Jenner. Reality TV star, proud parent and Olympic-medal winner.

Emma Frankland. Artist and performance-maker, and the trans woman behind the iconic We Dig production at London’s Ovalhouse last year.

Kamari Romeo. This trans man is an actor, poet and producer of Toybox – a collection of filmed poems written by people who grew up in care.

NikkieTutorials. YouTuber and make-up artist Nikkie de Jager was sadly blackmailed into coming out this year, but has said she’ll be speaking more about trans issues – and has been brilliant at taking down the inevitable attempts to shake her.

Kenny Ethan Jones. The trans man and model made history when he fronted an advertising campaign for period products.

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I’ve always been open to discussing mental health as I believe it’s important, especially as a man. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Experiencing bad mental health is nothing to be ashamed of and let’s be honest, it’s something that we all go through in a number of ways. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You shouldn’t hind it. More often than not being honest and saying something along the lines of “You know what, I’m not feeling my best today” is the best thing to do. It lets everyone know that they shouldn’t expect 100% from you, that they should be softer with you than normal and that you may require a little more space than normal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Acknowledge how you feel and work with it, rather than against. Honestly, I probably create my best work when I’m mad/low because my emotions are ripe. Use that feeling and create something beautiful from it ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are in need of support, tell a friend ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you need to isolate your, isolate yourself ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember: You gotsss this ❤️

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Amrou Al-Kadhi. Non-binary Muslim drag queen, author, performer and filmmaker.

Jamie Windust. Iconic non-binary activist, model and TedxLondonWomen speaker.

Roddy Alves. The former “human Ken doll” and Celebrity Big Brother contestant came out as a trans woman last year.

Jazz Jennings. Trans girl, YouTuber, LGBT+ activist and one of the youngest high-profile trans people to publicly document their transition.

SonicFox. Black, non-binary furry and gamer who was Outsports first-ever non-binary person of the year.

Travis Alabanza. Non-binary poet, performer, and artist.

Ryan CassataTransgender singer, public speaker and writer.

Charlie Martin. Trailblazing racing driver and first out transgender person to compete in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.

Danica Roem. US politician, Democrat and the first trans person elected to a US state legislature, in 2017.

Trans Day of Visibility: 25 trans and non-binary people changing the world
Danica Roem (Julia Rendleman for The Washington Post via Getty)

Juno Roche. Trans author and advocate.

Indya Moore. Non-binary star of Pose, model and trans-rights activist.

POSE actor Indya Moore (Getty Images)
Non-binary actor Indya Moore at World Pride in New York, 2019. (Erin Lefevre/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Lucia Lucas. Trans woman and opera singer who made history by becoming the first trans singer to perform with the English National Opera in London.

Munroe Bergdorf. Our queen. On Instagram and Twitter.

Trans Day of Visibility: 25 trans and non-binary people changing the world
Munroe Bergdorf in Dazed’s ‘Alternative Qweens’ Speech’. (Chloe Sheppard, Acne)

Jackson Bird. Trans YouTuber and LGBT+ activist.

Laith Ashley. Actor, singer, model, trans man and trans-rights advocate.

Laith Ashely covers the October issue of Attitude alongside actor Gus Kenworthy (Attitude/Santiago Bisso)
Laith Ashely covers the October issue of Attitude alongside actor Gus Kenworthy (Attitude/Santiago Bisso)

Freddy McConnell. Trans man who starred in Seahorse, which documented his pregnancy as a trans man. Fighting a landmark legal case to be legally recognised as his child’s father.

Ian Alexander. Actor known for his role as Buck Vu on Netflix’s The OA.

 

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