Models getting their own magazine cover these days is rare (Karlie Kloss might be pretty but the Kardashians sell copies), but Valentina Sampaio fronts ELLE Brazil’s November issue. So what makes this woman whose last name isn’t Hadid or Jenner worthy of such an honor? While Sampaio’s beauty is remarkable, the cover is important for another reason: it marks another small step for diversity in the fashion industry because Sampaio is a transgender woman. The 19-year-old’s latest shoot is just the latest contribution to the fashion industry’s efforts to be more gender inclusive.
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Britain’s first transgender newsreader.
She worked for ITV regional news for 10 years before quitting to undergo gender reassignment five years ago, and now she’s back working for the broadcaster.
The 50-year-old said that while working as Jonathan Willoughby she caught her reflection during an interview and decided it was time to ditch the slicked back hair and undergo a transition.
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Fernando Machado, who used to be a woman, met Diane Rodriguez, who used to be a man, on social media two years ago and started a relationship.
Ms Rodriguez made headlines in Ecuador in 2013 when she was the first transgender candidate to run for Government.
The U.S. Navy will require all of its sailors to undergo transgender education training by next summer in response to a recent policy change that will allow transgender people to serve in the military.
The training will begin Nov. 1 and is intended to educate all sailors about the new policy as well as emphasize ”expectations of personal behavior” in response to the policy change.
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A divided Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to temporarily block a lower court order that had cleared the way for a transgender male high school student to use the boys’ bathroom in a Virginia public school this fall.
The ruling is a victory for the school board and a loss — for now — for Gavin Grimm, the student who won at the lower court level.