Queer Voices

Transgender People Share Photos Of Themselves For #WhatTransLooksLike

Even though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with are always accurate or fully representative of who we really are and how we live our lives. And sometimes we're still disappointingly absent, especially when it comes to certain subsections of our community.

When it comes to transgender people, the past year has been an incredibly historic time for the community. From Laverne Cox on the cover of Time magazine to Janet Mock taking on Piers Morgan, trans people and issues have never received more attention or visibility. However, there is still much work that needs to be done to educate the general public and members of the queer community about what it means to be transgender. What's more, we'd love to see more trans people -- especially those who don't normally or necessarily have the spotlight -- featured and celebrated in the media.

So, thanks to the Twitter hashtag #WhatTransLooksLike, we're sending a little love to our trans friends who proudly shared their photos with us when we put out a call earlier this week. Feast your eyes on the beautiful folks who chose to take part in this campaign and if you want to be part of this stunning group, tweet your own photo using #WhatTransLooksLike and we'll add it in the coming days.

Also be sure to check out our other features, #WhatButchLooksLike, #WhatBiLooksLike and #WhatABearLooksLike.

Miao. #WhatTransLooksLike pic.twitter.com/NfHrV5qU6v

— ♛ Ємрѓэѕѕ Trynity (@mirell) August 26, 2014

#WhatTransLooksLike my makeup looks sooo good today pic.twitter.com/wMrz7HGIEZ

— mud waifu (@gnormecore) August 26, 2014

I own a 20 person production company and optioned four TV shows this year. #WhatTransLooksLike pic.twitter.com/jc8GEVWMN3

— Shadi Petosky (@shadipetosky) August 26, 2014

http://instagram.com/p/sJSIdRikCD/

@huffpostgay @HuffPostPhoto I just wanted to share a proud moment in my life. My HS Graduation. #WhatTransLooksLike pic.twitter.com/5YyidnZ2ws

— Kara Nicole (@xokaranicolexo) August 25, 2014

@huffpostgay Fighting for visibility one day at a time with my fellow brothers and sisters. #WhatTransLooksLike pic.twitter.com/z1ysYBluy6

— Kara Nicole (@xokaranicolexo) August 25, 2014

@huffpostgay still discovering #whattranslookslike pic.twitter.com/XaU4VYsmTZ

— 楊家輝 ✊ (@YeungChewy) August 25, 2014

Im an adorable trans boy #WhatTransLooksLike pic.twitter.com/iFO8V67KcZ

— $$$$ (@Primadonna_Lily) August 29, 2014

#WhatTransLooksLike damn fine actually. pic.twitter.com/FbKffPH2RQ

— ☁ ‮ knawyrc (@claquebitou) August 26, 2014

#WhatTransLooksLike hi guys I am Anna, im 43 and really happy of who I am becoming day by day :-) pic.twitter.com/SESXo3bPru

— Anna Ferreyra (@anna_royk) August 30, 2014

Hi, I'm trans* and this is #WhatTransLooksLike pic.twitter.com/eQgMZKMaND

— Emma (@RainyEmma) August 30, 2014

Trans women who want to express femininity should never be victims of #slutshaming #yesallwomen #WhatTransLooksLike pic.twitter.com/CILIarsgoM

— Kelsie Brynn Jones (@kelsiedarko) August 30, 2014

@huffpostgay I'm in too. This is #WhatTransLooksLike #MtF pic.twitter.com/Co3Q5ADSr3

— Tori Vaughn® (@VaughnTori) August 30, 2014

now you can see #WhatTransLooksLike
please learn to see the real side
@huffpostgay pic.twitter.com/tUaKWiMESG

— Sara Day (@SaraDayDay) August 30, 2014

#WhatTransLooksLike 💁👌 pic.twitter.com/CXsfXGOGgo

— Michael Sennett (@MikeANDIke36) August 30, 2014

#whattranslookslike #huffpostgay With my daughter on top of the world at The Shard, London. pic.twitter.com/wtvwYlqtml

— Jem Pammenter-Fry (@JemFry) August 30, 2014

Just wanted to share #WhatTransLooksLike pic.twitter.com/3FVbYAjvvb

— Marshall Morgan (@Ratzilla) August 31, 2014

#WhatTransLooksLike pic.twitter.com/AO1X7qZXSa

— Emily Henninger (@EmilyRHenninger) August 31, 2014

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