Today marks the beginning of Transgender Awareness Week, and Playboy has joined forces with trans supermodel, speaker, and activist Geena Rocero to spotlight 5 trans people that are effecting change for LGBTQ people nationwide.
- commentator Ashlee Marie Preston
- actress Candis Cayne
- writer and activist Tiq Milan
- musician Nomi Ruiz
- ACLU legal counsel Chase Strangio
This summer, the 35-year-old model and advocate posed for Playboy as its August 2019 Playmate, joining French model Ines Rau, who back in 2017, was their first trans Playmate ever.
On Instagram, Rocero thanked Playboy for its continued support of the trans and gender-nonconforming community.
“This Playboy Playmate honor is another moment that I will never forget. I will always know that expressing my unapologetic love for my self, my body, my vulnerability, my journey, my dreams, and my hustle is my ultimate power!”
Check out Playboys Trans Awareness Week feature here.
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#Repost @Playboy “For so long we trans people have not been in charge of our own stories, and our representation has been predicated on the idea that we’re not the people we are. Obviously, this is who we are. This is our lived experience. It’s not up for debate.” August 2019 Playmate Geena Rocero Photographed by @wiissa0 #transawarenessweek
(Photo, Avalon; via NewNowNext)