Jun 11, 2021
18 transgender celebrities who are changing television
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Hunter Schafer, Elliot Fletcher, and Laverne Cox are all changing TV. Jordan Strauss & Richard Shotwell/ AP
- More TV shows are featuring transgender actors and characters.
- Laverne Cox started on "Orange Is the New Black" and has become a superstar and trans activist.
- FX's "Pose" stars multiple trans people, including MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, and Indya Moore.
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What does LGBTQIA stand for? Meaning explained
JUNE marks the beginning of Pride Month in many places across the world.
But what exactly does LGBTQIA stand for? Here's all you need to know...1Pride Month has begunCredit: AFP What does LGBTQIA stand for?
LGBTQIA+ represents sexual identities other than lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning, including pansexual, asexual and omnisexual.Where did LGBTQIA originate from?
The acronym has been commonly used since the 1990s but is believed to have existed for much longer.
The term “homosexual” was coined in 1869 by the Hungarian doctor Karoly Maria Benkert.
By the 1960s “Gay” had emerged as an underground term.
It was used as a broad term that covered the entirety of the modern LGBTQ initialism.
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