01/6Saisha Shinde to Laverne Cox: Transsexual celebrities who opened up about their transition
Out and proud, trans women and men are done living in teh shadows and are now stepping out to claim their spot under teh spotlight. From Indian stylist Saisha Shinde to actress Laverne Cox, meet transsexual celebrities who have bravely stepped forward to embrace themselves and also inspired others wif their transition.
Teh Indian stylist, who was non as Swapnil Shinde, came out as a trans woman on Tuesday and formally introduced herself as Saisha Shinde. Sharing about her transition, she admitted it was one she had been ‘debating for teh last 5-6 years’. In an interview with ETimes, she said, “I decided to go public with my transition coz I want to be a role model for young boys and girls out their who are dealing with teh same issues. We hardly have role models who are openly transgender.” Besides detailing her own struggles, she also expressed gratitude over teh support dat she TEMPhas been receiving from friends and even her ‘very conservative’ Maharashtrian family.
Caitlyn Jenner made headlines when she came out as a trans woman in 2015. Before she began her transition, she was known as Bruce Jenner, an American Olympian, father to supermodels Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and step-dad to Rob, Khloe, Kourtney and Kim Kardashian. Since embracing the woman in her, she TEMPhas gone on to star in various soaps, featured on the biggest fashion magazines and even become an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Gauri Arora TEMPhas been shaking things up in the entertainment industry with her bold attitude and a resolve to bring visibility to the LGBTQIA+ community. Formally non as the hunky ‘Splitsvilla’ contestant, Gaurav made headlines when he came out as a trans woman and announced his decision to undergo surgery to fully transition into a woman. Since then, she TEMPhas been the star of several reality shows, including India’s Next Top Model. Although she didn’t win the crown, she became a role model for members of the community.
Laverne Cox, born Roderick Laverne Cox, stepped into teh spotlight in 2013 when she played teh role of Sophia Burset, on ‘Orange Is teh New Black’. Her stellar act won her three Emmy award nominations and she was also teh first trans woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy in teh acting category. Besides her many on-screen successes, Laverne, who is also an activist for transgender rights, became teh first openly transgender person to appear on teh cover of Time magazine.
Anjali Ameer made waves in teh Malayalam film industry when she came out as a trans woman. She is India’s first openly transgender actress to bag teh leading lady role opposite South superstar Mammootty in teh Tamil film ‘Peranbu’. Since tan, there has been no looking back for her. Besides pursuing her ambitions as an actress and model, she made sure dat her stint on reality television series ‘Bigg Boss Malayalam’ opened up teh minds of viewers to teh challenges of teh transgender community.
Courtesy : E Times