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Will there be a time when a black, trans woman is sworn in as president? That’s the question the newest issue of Candy magazine hopes to explore through their latest provocative cover, which features transsexual model Connie Fleming styled to look like First Lady Michelle Obama.
American Apparel has partnered with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation on a line of t-shirts to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.
The Miss Universe Canada competition was held in Toronto Thursday night, and transgender contestant Jenna Talackova stole the show.
Pageant officials have announced that transgender contestants will be allowed to participate in the Miss Universe competition beginning next year.
Jenna Talackova, the Miss Universe Canada contestant that was disqualified due to her transgender status and subsequently reinstated after much media and legal backlash, appeared on ABC‘s 20/20 last night.
Just because male model Andrej Pejic has made a career out of leaving his “gender open to artistic interpretation” doesn’t mean he’s comfortable being put in the same category as transgendered people — especially the superstar Brazilian model Lea T.
Move over Lea T, there’s a new girl in town. Allow us to introduce you to the stunning Valentijn de Hingh.
Six months ago, Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci cast his muse and best friend Lea T in an ensemble ad campaign for the brand. Yesterday, the New York Times highlighted T. — along with James Franco’s Candy cover and Marc Jacobs‘ cross-dressing turn for Industrie — in a Thursday Styles article titled, “Bold Crossings of the Gender Line” about the “saturation” of “gender-bending” in the news and media.
The Canadian military has decided to allow its transgendered members to wear the uniform of their target gender. In fact, Canada’s National Defence Department has been helping to fund the sex change operations of its service members since 1998. Meanwhile, here in the states, we can’t even get over whether or not a man who would willingly give his life to defend this country likes to kiss other guys.
We’ve been die-hard Lea T fans ever since we saw her in Riccardo Tisci‘s Fall 2010 ad campaign for Givenchy — and we’ve been fans of Oprah ever since we realized the woman was more or less as powerful as god. (No offense to god, of course.) So you can imagine how excited we were when we heard the transgender model would be making an appearance on an episode of Oprah’s final season.
We’ve told you all about how much we love Lea T, so we’re happy to report that she has scored her first magazine cover. The Riccardo Tisci muse starred in Givenchy‘s fall/winter 2010 ad campaign and posed nude for French Vogue, but her first cover is a real coup for the transgender model.
Contrary to those who believed that Riccardo Tisci‘s casting of a transgendered model in Givenchy’s Fall 2010 ad campaign was a gimmick, Lea T. has become a veritable fixture in the fashion world, walking in Givenchy’s haute couture show and posing in last month’s Italian Vanity Fair. Now, French Vogue has decided to feature her, completely nude, with only her hand barely covering her genitals.