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It is unlikely that now you can meet a person who has not heard anything at all about transsexual people. They have long come out of the shadows and look at us with a confident gaze from the covers of glossy magazines, TV screens, catwalks, and they just meet us in everyday life. Transsexuals managed to prove to the whole world that gender inconsistency is not a punishment, but an excellent motivation on the way to success.
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1 What is transsexuality
What is transsexualityi
Before we introduce you to extraordinary people who risked everything and made the right decision, let's remember once again who transsexuals are.
A person whose gender identity is directly opposite to the declared sex at birth, as a result of which, striving for a transgender transition (in other words, gender reassignment) is called a transsexual.
Quite often, transsexuality is accompanied by prolonged depression and psychological disorders due to the rejection of such people by society. However, in this material we will tell you about people who managed to overcome all their fears and declare themselves to the whole world with their heads held high.
Meet the 10 most famous transsexuals!
In the distant past - Armand Lepore. The boy was born into a simple American family and from early childhood he was truly perplexed why he should wear men's clothes. Already at the age of 11, a clear understanding came to him that he was "locked" in someone else's body.
To fully match who he feels like, Lepore went to school in a dress. Then his parents made a unanimous decision about home schooling. In adolescence, Armand begins to take hormonal drugs and the first changes begin to occur in his body.
The parents were very worried about their son's behavior and regularly took him to the doctors (by the way, Armand's mother herself suffered from schizophrenia for a long period). However, they later came to terms with what was happening.
At the age of 15, Armand first visited a plastic surgeon, and already at the age of 17, he completely became Amanda. The woman admits that there is not a single place left on her body that the hand of the surgeon and, concurrently, her husband does not touch. However, their marriage did not last long.
As a result of cooperation with a famous photographer, everyone learned about Amanda. Freak diva has become the face of cosmetic companies, a designer, a co-owner of nightclubs, a TV presenter and the most coveted guest of secular parties. And now, at 52, Amanda loves to shock the audience.
This is, perhaps, truly the most famous transsexual! Who would have thought that an outstanding athlete, Olympic medalist, father of six children Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner are one and the same person. Before transforming into a woman, Bruce managed to be married three times. After 23 years of marriage, his marriage to Kris Jenner fell apart. And the man himself shocked the public with a frank confession: he always felt like a woman.
Bruce's family fully supported him during this difficult period, and his ex-wife and world-famous daughters maintained a warm relationship with him. After completing hormone therapy and a number of plastic surgeries, Caitlin has regained family happiness and plans to legalize her relationship with 22-year-old transgender Sophie Hutchins.
The daughter of the world famous singer Cher never hid that she would prefer to be born in a male body. Already in her teens, Chastity openly rebelled against the beautiful girlish outfits with which her mother regularly pampered her. And she openly admitted that she had by no means friendly sympathy for the girls she knew.
After coming of age, she stopped hiding her orientation. Star parents, who were already divorced at that time, were able to accept such a daughter and resigned themselves. And in 2010, the girl finally transformed into a man named Chaz Bono. The man is actively acting in film series and various talk shows.
Robert Arquette was born in Los Angeles into a large Jewish acting family. Already in his youth, Robert began to actively act in films. His filmography includes about 50 paintings.
In 2004, Arquette made the decision to change sex and after 2 years turned into Alexis. However, after a few years, Arquette again tried to return to her former male guise.
For some period, the actress was in a rush, trying to find her true self. Friends of Alexis suggest that this was also due to a sharp deterioration in the health of the actress (in 1987 she was infected with HIV). In the fall of 2016, at the age of 47, Arquette died of a heart attack due to HIV.
A transgender model from Australia who has become the face of global brands. The boy grew up in an incomplete family, and many assume that it was the lack of a father's upbringing that predetermined his future fate. Indeed, as a child, Andrei loved to put on his mother's outfits and secretly used her cosmetics.
Having reached the age of majority, Andrey first appeared on the catwalk at one of the fashion shows and interested everyone with his unusual appearance. And already at the age of 23, Pejic appeared before the public in a completely new guise - he became Andrea, publicly announced the change of sex and demanded to address himself exclusively in the feminine gender. Andrea is happily married to fashion designer Duran Rembrandt.
Isis was born in 1985 in Maryland in a male body and at birth received the name Darrell Walls. Isis never hid her orientation, even participating in the popular America's Next Top Model show. The story of the model touched the TV presenter of this show (Tyra Banks) so much that she decided to take part in the fate of the transgender and offered her help to King when changing sex. As a result, Isis gained incredible popularity in the fashion industry, and her career began to develop rapidly.
Marsha P. Johnson
The famous African American LGBT + activist, model Andy Warhol, a participant in the Stonewall uprising, was at the origins of the Action Revolutionaries (STAR). It is a famous movement that helped young New York transsexuals.
In her interviews, Marsha always mentioned a difficult childhood in a poor Christian family. Immediately after leaving school, then still Malcolm Michaels, began to dress in women's outfits and engage in prostitution. The outrageous and brave transsexual did not pay attention to gossip and actively participated in all activities to protect the rights of people with non-traditional sexual orientation.
In 1992, the body of 46-year-old Marsha was found in the Hudson River. According to preliminary data, the cause of death was suicide. And only 20 years later, Marsha's relatives and friends managed to reopen the proceedings and prove that the drag queen was killed.
The Wachowski sisters
Initially - brothers Larry and Andy, the creators of the same sensational film "The Matrix". Having interrupted their studies in college, they managed to work as carpenters, organizing their own small construction business. In the early 90s, they started families and started writing scripts for Hollywood films. And already in 1999 they woke up world-famous thanks to the release of The Matrix. Later, no less famous paintings will appear - "V for Vendetta", "Speed Racer", "The Eighth Sense" and others.
Rumors that Larry is a transgender have been around for a long time. And now, like a bolt from the blue, in 2012, a man openly declares to the general public that he had sex reassignment surgery and asks to call himself Lana. And after him, Andy is transformed into Lilly.
The famous athlete was born in 1966 in Berlin in a female body. Heidi grew up as an average girl and could not imagine her life without sports. It is not surprising that hormonal steroids, which the coach generously treated the athlete, played an important role in her future fate.
Given the dosage of the drugs and their effect on Krieger's fragile body, the girl began to change quite quickly. And soon she herself ceased to understand what gender she was. Once Krieger even tried to commit suicide, but stopped in time.
Having won the European Championship, Heidi left the big sport due to health problems. And already in 1997, she made the final decision to change the sex.
George William Jorgensen was born in 1926 into a strict Lutheran family. George was a fairly obedient child and never bothered his parents. Exactly until the moment when he started the process of puberty.
After serving in the army, Jorgensen entered the Medical College and increasingly began to catch himself thinking that he was living in someone else's body. After sharing his thoughts with a doctor he knew, George began hormone therapy in 1950. And then, I went to Sweden and underwent gender reassignment surgery. This unprecedented case did not leave aside the representatives of the press, and all the leading publications considered it their duty to write about the soldier who miraculously became a charming blonde.
Christine's popularity grew exponentially. Not a single TV show was complete without her participation. Her memoirs formed the basis of several famous films at once. Jorgensen's life was cut short in 1967 due to cancer.