Moments of the Year: 4. Transgender Visibility

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23:  Andreja Pejic walks the runway at the GILES show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at Central Saint Martins on February 23, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23 (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

It’s been a landmark year for the transgender movement whether achievements were seen in politics, pop culture, or fashion. From Barack Obama being the first president to publicly say the word “transgender” in his State of the Union address January, to Caitlyn Jenner‘s big reveal on the cover of Vanity Fair, visibility and acceptance was on the forefront. Andreja Pejic relaunched her career after gender reassignment surgery and appeared on the runway of Giles’s Fall 2015 show then landed a cosmetic campaign for beauty line Make Up For Ever. Ever since Hari Nef became the first transgender woman signed with IMG, she’s gone on to walk the runways for Hood By Air and Adam Selman, appeared in Vogue, shot a campaign for & Other Stories, and landed a role for the successful hit Transparent. And there were the ones that led the way for current progress like Lea T & Ines Rau who landed campaigns with brands like Givenchy, Redken, Barneys New York, and Alexis Bittar.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Hari Nef, wearing Gucci, and Creative Director of Gucci Alessandro Michele attend LACMA 2015 Art+Film Gala Honoring James Turrell and Alejandro G Iñárritu, Presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images For LACMA)
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 07 (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images For LACMA)

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