Talackova is a Canadian model who famously beat a 2012 lawsuit that wanted to disqualify her from the Miss Universe Canada pageant on the grounds that she was born male. Today, she works as a model and television personality.
Janet Mock is a well-known writer and former staff editor of People.com. She stunned the media in 2011 when she publicly came out as a trans woman. Now, she is an LGBT activist. Her book, "Redefining Realness," was published in 2014.
Carrera is known for being a participant on shows like "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Cake Boss." She makes her living as a model and activist in addition to her television appearances.
King is known for being the first transgender contestant on "America's Next Top Model." Her appearance on the show is widely seen as one of the first major representations of transgender people on network reality television. Today, she works as a fashion designer.
With her role on the short-lived drama "Dirty Sexy Money," Cayne became the first transgender person to have a role on a primetime television show.
Alexis Arquette is a transgender actress with credits such as "Pulp Fiction," "Friends," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "The Wedding Singer" to her name. She is the sibling of fellow actors Patricia and David Arquette.
Cox made history as the only transgender person to ever be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her work on the Netflix show "Orange Is The New Black." She also graced the cover of Time magazine for a story called "The Transgender Tipping Point."
Lepore is one of the most notable public figures in the transgender movement. She works as a model, socialite, singer and performance artist. She's also had over 60 surgeries!
The Wachowski Brothers were famous in Hollywood for being the minds behind movies like "The Matrix" and "V For Vendetta." However, the two don't go by "brothers" anymore. Larry Wachowski transitioned in 2012 and is now Lana.
Liu is a Taiwanese model and TV personality.
Lea T is the professional name of Lea Cerezo, an Italian fashion model who has worked for brands such as Givenchy and Vogue.
Cossey is one of the most famous trans women in the world, having worked as an English model for many years. She also appeared in a James Bond film and is the first trans woman to pose for Playboy. She's become an outspoken activist of the transgender community.
Venkatesan is an Indian talk show host who has worked in many forms of media, including radio and television. An outspoken activist, she's talked publicly about how many in her family still don't accept her for who she is.
Arsenault is a Canadian performance artist and freelance writer who dabbles in theatre, dance, video, photography and visual art. A controversial figure, Arsenault has publicly admitted that she funded her gender-transitioning surgeries by working in the sex trade. Her artwork is known for graphically depicting themes of sexuality and gender.
Kelly van der Veer
Kelly van der Veer is a Dutch television personality and singer. She became the most famous transgender person in the Netherlands after she competed on their version of the reality show "Big Brother." She underwent sex re-assignment surgery when she was 19.