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Out and Proud

Meet some of the trans and nonbinary people in the spotlight

Suzy Eddie Izzard

Actor and Comedian

"I instinctively felt the best way to make people look at transgender or transvestite in a different way was just by living a life and trying to do something positive.”

Suzy Eddie Izzard
Asia Kate Dillon

Asia Kate Dillon


“I am drawn into remembrance of those who came before: Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, all the trans women, femmes and people of color who started the queer revolution long before I was born.”

Elliot Page


"I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.”

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Danica Roem


“We should be more inclusive, and it shouldn't matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, or who you love – we should be saying, 'Welcome to Virginia.' This should be the most welcoming place in the mid-Atlantic to start a family, fall in love, to go to school, to start a business, to relax, to retire, to enjoy the environment, to just be.”

Jonathan Van Ness

Television Personality

“I love the word ‘queer,’ I think it’s a fabulous word. I’ve had people yell that out their windows at me in a derogatory way throughout my life, but I don’t think it’s a dirty word — I think it’s a gorgeous word, so if someone’s going to insult me with a gorgeous word, the joke is on you.”

Jonathan Van Ness

Hunter Schafer

Actor and model

“There need to be more roles where trans people aren’t just dealing with being trans; they’re being trans while dealing with other issues. We’re so much more complex than just one identity.”

Laverne Cox

Actor and Activist

"There’s not just one trans story. There’s not just one trans experience. And I think what they need to understand is that not everybody who is born feels that their gender identity is in alignment with what they’re assigned at birth, based on their genitalia. If someone needs to express their gender in a way that is different, that is okay, and they should not be denied healthcare. They should not be bullied. They don’t deserve to be victims of violence… That’s what people need to understand, that it’s okay and that if you are uncomfortable with it, then you need to look at yourself.”


Sam Smith


“Non-binary/genderqueer is that you do not identify in a gender. You are a mixture of all different things. You are your own special creation.”

Lilly & Lana Wachowski


"My reality is that I've been transitioning and will continue to transition all of my life, through the infinite that exists between male and female as it does in the infinite between the binary of zero and one. We need to elevate the dialogue beyond the simplicity of binary. Binary is a false idol.”

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Murray Hill

Actor and Comedian

“I am much more than a drag king. I really hammered the press about this and I finally got to a point where I think when people assume that somebody is queer, or different, or trans, they always want to put something before their name. And that is what drag king has been. Why can’t you just call me a comedian like Jerry Seinfeld is called a comedian?”

Dr. Rachel Levine

US Assistant Secretary for Health

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. And so I think it is so important not to live your life in fear, and to be yourself and to help people. And that's what I've tried to do”

Rachel Levine
Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner

Athlete and TV Personality

“People suffering from gender dysphoria [a mismatch between someone's biological sex and their gender identity], is basically like being born right-handed or left-handed. It's just who you are. ”

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