Trans visibility has made frequent news in 2019. Alex Schmider, GLAAD’s associate director said that this year historic “firsts” have played a key role in the country's progress towards equality.
"We know trans people have been around for centuries, in all different cultures and in all different communities. It's only now that we're starting to be represented in mainstream media," Schmider told ‘CNN’. "The hope and goal for representation is for stories to reflect and represent the culture with which we live.”
Here is a list of trans people who made history in 2019.
First openly trans person to be reelected to state legislature.
The first trans person to host a presidential debate.
The first black trans woman to ink an overall deal at a major studio.
Dreamer / Nia Nal
The first trans superhero on TV.
The first trans woman wrestler to sign major US wrestling promotion.
The first trans woman to win an NCAA track and field title.
The first trans, black, disabled model to land a major magazine cover.
First trans woman to model for Victoria's Secret.
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