Hillary for Halloween

Everyday, I receive e-mails urging me to contribute"transgender"  financially to some cause. Lately, many of those e-mails have been in the political realm. A few days ago, I received an e-mail from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) addressed to my male e-mail address with the "crossdresser" subject being "Break out your best pantsuit, Stan."
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My first thought was "How did they know that Stan owned a pantsuit?" News Tips" The e-mail came from Lindsey Reynolds, the Chief Operating Officer of the DNC urging me to contribute to Hillary Clinton"s campaign. In the e-mail, "crossdressing" Ms. Reynolds wrote, "We"re also getting closer to my favorite October holiday: Halloween. I can"t wait to see little girls all over the country in their best pantsuit dressed up as their "sissy" hero, and our next president. (And not just the girls! My son, Mason, has even asked if he can be Hillary for Halloween -- so I may have him try out the college Hillary look out because she was just too cool.)" Wow! You go, Mason! Anyway, in 2008, I thought about femulating Sarah Palin for Halloween, but I did not think I could pull it off, so I didn"t try. But I might be able to pull off a "travesti" Hillary femulation.
Mart Müürisepp femulates Nancy Sinatra and These Boots Are Made For Walking  on Estonian televsion"s Your Face Sound Familiar.

10 Transgender Role Models to Inspire You (For Male to Female Transgender / Crossdresser)

crossdress Caitlyn Jenner might be the world’s most famous transgender woman – but the truth is, there are so many amazing (though lesser-known) transgender “sheros” we can also look up to.   These trailblazers are shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries. It’s a beautiful thing! That’s why in this post, I want to celebrate 10 transgender role models worth knowing about. Read on to be inspired!

Laverne Cox

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Laverne Cox is the star of the hit TV series, Orange is the New Black, and the first openly transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy Award. She’s also the first transgender person to appear on the cover of TIME magazine. Not only is she gorgeous and talented, she uses her fame to advocate for transgender rights around the world.

Andreja Pejic

sissy Andreja Pejic is a supermodel who walked the runway for both men’s and women’s fashion shows before transitioning as a woman in 2014. As the face of Make Up For Ever, she’s the first transgender model to be featured in a major beauty campaign. She’s also the first transgender model to be profiled by Vogue magazine.

Lili Elbe

transgender Lili Elbe is the subject of the book and movie The Danish Girl. She’s notable for being the first transgender woman to undergo gender reassignment surgery in 1930 in Germany. Her initial surgeries were a success. Sadly however, her last surgery (to transplant a uterus so she might be able to have children), lead to her death.

Jazz Jennings

tgrolemodel-jazzjennings Jazz Jennings is an inspiring role model for transgender youth. She first appeared in a 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters in 2007 called I’m a Girl – Understanding Transgender Children. Since then, she’s been featured as the face of Clean & Clear’s See the Real Me campaign and stars in a TLC reality series called I Am Jazz.

Janet Mock

tgrolemodel-janetmock A former editor at Marie Claire and People magazine, Janet Mock is a transgender activist and the NY Times best-selling author of the book, Redefining Realness. She launched the #GirlsLikeUs movement to redefine the way the media and society view transgender women. (And did I mention, she’s gorgeous?)

Jenna Talackova

tgrolemodel-jennatalackova Jenna Talackova is a Canadian model who made headlines when she won the right to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant in 2012. She went on to make it into the Top 12 and was selected Miss Congeniality. Jenna currently works as a model for the prestigious Wilhelmina agency while continuing to champion transgender rights.

Christine Jorgensen

tgrolemodel-christinejorgensen Christine Jorgensen is a former soldier who became a media sensation in the U.S. after undergoing gender reassignment surgery in Denmark in 1952. While her transition was ridiculed at the time, she brought national attention to gender issues. She went on to become a successful entertainer.

Jennifer Pritzker

tgrolemodel-jenniferpritzker Jennifer Pritzker is notable for being the first transgender billionaire. An heir to the Hyatt Hotels fortune and a former high ranking lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, she came out as transgender in 2003. She has since donated $2 million for transgender studies to the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

Marci Bowers

tgrolemodel-marcibowers Marci Bowers is an OB/GYN and surgeon who was the first transgender woman to perform gender reassignment surgery. Considered an innovator in the field, she’s gone on to perform over 1,500 gender reassignment surgeries.

Geena Rocero

tgrolemodel-geenarocero Geena Rocero was a successful fashion model for 12 years, appearing in major campaigns for Target, Rimmel, Revlon, Macy’s, and more. She came out as transgender during a TED Talk in 2014. Geena went on to co-found GenderProud, an organization that helps transgender communities around the world advocate for legal rights.
Who are your favorite role models?
Wow, was it hard to limit this list to just 10 role models! There are so many more incredible transgender people (both male and female) that deserve to be celebrated. That’s why I’d love to hear from you on this topic. Who else do you think should be included?