2.Ángela Ponce Is Making History as Miss Universe’s First Transgender Contestant
3.This Is Latin America’s First Primarily Transgender School
4.Living Beyond the Gender Binary for Centuries
5.Dancing for Freedom in the Middle East
6.How the Rainbow Pride Flag Earned Its (Colorful) Stripes
7.Battle Rap’s First LGBTQ League
8.How a News Anchor Broke the Mold and Found Her Voice
9.This Is the Only Shelter for Refugees in NYC
10.Gay, Black and Proud: The Legacy of Bayard Rustin
11.The Brooklyn Barber Whose Chair Is for Everyone
12.They Will See You: LGBTQ+ Visibility in Advertising
13.This Singer Can Use Her Entire Vocal Range, From High to Low
14.The Transgender Wrestling Champion Breaking Barriers for Herself and Others
15.Out of the Shadows: Risking Their Careers in the Name of Equality
16.This Buddhist Monk Doubles as a Celebrity Makeup Artist
17.Transitioning to Freedom
18.Whose Body Is a Beach Body Anyway?
19.Transitioning as a Family
20.This Transgender Ballerina Is Raising the Bar
21.This 11-Year-Old Drag Queen Isn’t Afraid to Show His True Colors
22.This Chorus Is Embracing Every Voice
23.Roping With Pride in the International Gay Cowboy Association
24.Gay and Gangster: Deadlee Raps to His Own Rhythm
25.An Unlikely Activist Finds His Calling
Charlie Craggs is a woman on a mission. The goal? To eradicate transphobia. The plan? To do it while being absolutely fabulous. In 2013 Craggs began Nail Transphobia, a pop-up nail salon that offers free manicures over discussions about trans issues. It’s what Craggs calls “fabulous activism.” So far, she’s had over 10,000 conversations with people from all walks of life. As a transgender woman, Craggs has faced discrimination and violence throughout her journey. But today she stands as inspiration that, even in your darkest moments, you always have the power within you to spread beauty.
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