When Bruce Jenner sat down with Diane Sawyer, he openly discussed a battle he has been fighting for most of his life. And on 24 April, he let the world in on his secret: Bruce Jenner, American hero athlete and reality pseudo-star, is transgender. Though Jenner is an actual stranger to most of us, many people do feel that they know Bruce. They may have seen him on TV, or on a magazine cover. They may have rooted for him all those years ago as he seemed to embody America’s battle against the USSR. Because of this unique position and circumstance, Jenner’s revelations and transition are special. For the first time, perhaps ever, most of the country (if not the world) can truly say they know someone who identifies as transgender. On ` June, the world said goodbye to Bruce, and hello to Caitlyn Jenner. She is who she has always been, and is now sharing her battle to be herself, and her appearance, with the world.
Caitlyn is the most recent in a growing list of main-stream transgender people. In 2007, Candis Cayne turned heads as Billy Baldwin’s mistress for 11 episodes on ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money, marking the first time a trans character appeared for more than a single episode on prime time American television. Chaz Bono began his transition in 2008, after suffering for years with the press. Laverne Cox, one of the stars of Orange is the New Black, became the first transgender person to appear on the cover of Time Magazine (May 2014) for an article titled “The Transgender Tipping Point.” Andreja Pejic (Instagram的）是第一个变性模型出现在Vogue杂志，而哈丽·内夫（Instagram的）签订的建模机构IMF今年早些时候，一为强国机构。还有其他的，有名的，而不是，使每一天的变化。
少的美国人口的1％的1/3识别为变性（Source）。从历史上看，这个群体是一个非常不成比例的暴力，凶杀的20％和警察暴力的40％的收件人。（Source）最近统计的第一季度2014年表明，暴力犯罪的10％的反式对孩子未满18 Kids.They犯进行殴打，刺伤，投掷石块，拍，挂，勒死，肢解和。（Source) Sometimes by strangers; sometimes by family. Too often, they kill themselves.