Pop star Kim Petras is breaking barriers and becoming one of the most famous transgender people in the world, but her story isn’t all that different from many others like her. Petras was born and raised in Cologne, Germany before moving to the United States to attend film school in California, where she began taking hormones to transition to female in 2015. Since then, she has become one of the most successful transgender pop stars in history with more than 8 million followers on Instagram and more than 4 million subscribers on YouTube.
There are many famous transgender people, who are transgender and famous. Some of them are singers, actors or actresses. Famous people like Chaz Bono and Caitlyn Jenner for example. Here is a list of 15 transgender celebrities that you might know about. Kim Petras is one of them – and she’s becoming more and more famous in pop music! She is 21 years old and lives in LA now, after leaving her home country Germany. She’s been doing Youtube videos on her channel from time to time since 2013 – but started really taking off with ‘ICYMI’ in 2017 which had over 30 Million views on Youtube! That video was also used for a meme by fans!
Famous People Who Identify as Transgender
Caitlyn Jenner is by far one of the most famous transgender people of all time. Caitlyn, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, came out to Diane Sawyer on national television about her gender identity in April 2015. The interview was watched by more than 17 million viewers in just two days and got reactions from everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to John Boehner. After coming out as transgender, Caitlyn (and her family) was featured on E!’s documentary series I Am Cait and appeared on many magazine covers and interviews across publications such as Time and Vanity Fair.
Recently, a transgender pop star named Kim Petras made headlines around her US debut music video for I Don’t Want It at All. Famous transgender people like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have helped bring more media attention to transgender issues, but there are countless other famous trans people beyond these few public figures. With celebrities such as Lana Wachowski and Andreja Pejic bringing visibility to gender nonconforming individuals, it’s easy to forget that plenty of musicians who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming don’t always make it into mainstream news. Below is a list of some lesser-known famous transgender in various genres that you artists might not know about yet—but definitely should!
Although transgender people have recently entered mainstream pop culture—Katy Perry called out Russian president Vladimir Putin for his anti-LGBTQ stance in an open letter, while actress Laverne Cox is taking on more high-profile roles—most trans people struggle still to gain acceptance from society. One place where many find support and camaraderie is through sports. Today, dozens of openly transgender athletes compete across several leagues. Look up or google for exemples of famous transgender athletes such as Caitlyn Jenner (American athlete), Conchita Martinez (Spanish tennis player) and Fallon Fox (professional mixed martial artist).
When it comes to entertainment, there are a growing number of transgender people who have found success. Recently, actress Laverne Cox made her Time magazine cover as one of their most influential people in 2014. Earlier in 2013, Michelle Rodriguez was featured on Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue and model Andreja Pejic came out as a transgender. Perhaps one of the most famous transgender stars is Alexis Arquette who gained fame for appearing in Pulp Fiction and The Wedding Singer. More recently she appeared on I Am Cait with Caitlyn Jenner to discuss transgender issues on national television.