The 21st century has done a lot to open up people’s minds on gender identity. In the past, people had to keep quiet about their struggles and avoid changing from one sex to another, but that’s changed now. Prominent voices in the celebrity realm have made it possible for everyone to share and be better.
Many celebrities have paved the way by coming forward and sharing that they identify as transgender. That’s helped everyone who might be feeling dysphoria themselves. Let’s check out some of the most famous transgender celebrities throughout the years and hear their stories.
Candy Darling was born as James Lawrence Slattery, but she has starred in various films, such as Flesh, Bloody Night, Silent Night, and Women Revolt. In fact, she announced that she was transgender in 1944, when this was unheard of, and passed away at 29.
April Ashley was an actress and model from Britain who put a face on the trans community in the 1960s. She worked hard in acting and modeling to afford gender reassignment surgery. Though her story got published without consent in Sunday People, it helped others become more accepting.