At the ESPY Awards, Caitlyn Jenner used her acceptance speech for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to call for public respect for all transgendered people. Here are five other trans athletes who pushed cultural boundaries in the past and continue to work for transgender rights.
When John Cameron Mitchell first created his cult favorite, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," many friends thought it was the end of his career. But now, 20 years later, he's back playing the role of the transgender punk rocker on Broadway in an award-winning production.
On October 11, transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude was found dead after checking into a motel with a US Marine. The handling of the case, which is being carried out by American investigators, has sparked protests and demands to change military agreements between the US and the Philippines.
Even in relatively tolerant Indonesia, it's difficult to practice Islam if you're transgender. But an Islamic school is giving transgender women a place to pray — and gain acceptance from Indonesian society.
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