Last summer, HuffPost Gay Voices asked transgender people to share photos of themselves on Twitter using the hashtag #WhatTransLooksLike in an effort to show just how diverse -- and beautiful! -- the trans community is.
We were absolutely gobsmacked by the response we received. In fact, people were so excited about #WhatTransLooksLike that we received countless requests for us to do another call out.
So, that's exactly what we did. And it couldn't have come at a better time. In the 12 months since our first #WhatTransLooksLike story, the "transgender tipping point" has tipped even further.
From Caitlyn Jenner's gorgeous Vanity Fair cover and emotional ESPY Awards speech to Jazz Jenning's reality TV show debut to news that transgender soldiers may soon be able to openly serve in the military, we've continued to see stunning wins for the trans community in the last year.
Of course, there's much work left to do. Trans people still face inordinately high levels of prejudice and are regularly targeted for violence. And while representations in the media of what it means to be trans are becoming more varied and nuanced, for the most part, the images, stories and experiences of trans people still do not receive the attention they deserve.
So, for all of those reasons -- and because we simply wanted to showcase another collection of beautiful photos -- we bring you #WhatTransLooksLike2.