Trans People Today

Trans and Gender Adventurous People Today

There are a lot of really amazing transgender and gender adventurous people doing great work in the world right now! From activists to lawyers, authors to musicians, military professionals to actors… it’s important to find out about who they are, support their work, follow what they are up to, and be inspired.

For information about each individual, including links to their websites or articles about them, just click on the + next to the item. This will also provide the active hyperlinks to click on.

Laverne Cox is an Emmy-nominated actress who can be seen in the Netflix original series Orange is The New Black where she plays the ground breaking role of Sophia Burset. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. Laverne’s work as an actress and advocate landed her on the cover of TIME Magazine as well as an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series,” among many other accolades. Laverne is also producing another documentary titled Free CeCe in order to heighten visibility and awareness surrounding CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman who was controversially sentenced to 41 months in prison for second degree manslaughter after allegedly defending herself against a racist and transphobic attack. In addition to her acting, Laverne is a renowned speaker and has taken her empowering message of moving beyond gender expectations to live more authentically all over the country.
Lee Harrington is an internationally known sexuality, relationships, and personal authenticity educator. Having taught in 48 states in 6 countries, he brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. An award-winning author and editor on human gender, sexual, and sacred experience, his books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Journeys,” among many other titles. He has been blogging online since 1998, and been teaching worldwide since 2001.