10 trans-friendly accounts you should already be following on Instagram

10 trans-friendly accounts you should already be following on Instagram

While we still have a way to go until the Transgender Day of Visibility - which is held every year on the 31st of March - celebrating all the trans people out there who are doing their part to inspire and educate shouldn't be confined to just one day.

A simple way of showing support is to fill our social media feeds with accounts of transgender activists who are all on their own unique journeys.

Here are 10 inspiring individuals to get you started...

1. Munroe Bergdorf 

Bergdorf is a British model and activist. She was the first transgender model in the UK to work for L'Oréal, although she was dropped after a racial row.

2. Angela Ponce 

Ponce made history when she became the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe contest. The 27-year-old Spaniard said it was "an honour and pride" to be part of the pageant.

3. Hari Nef 

Nef is an American actress, model, and writer.

4. Andreja Pejic

Bosnian-Australian model, Pejic, was first known as the first completely androgynous supermodel before coming out as a trans woman in late 2013.

5. Aydian Dowling

Dowling is a transgender model, bodybuilder, vlogger and activist. He was the first transgender model to land a cover on Men's Health magazine.

6. Lea T 

T is a Brazilian-born, Italian-raised transgender model. She is the muse of Riccardo Tisci - the creative director of Givenchy.

7. Isis King 

King was the first trans woman to compete on America's Next Top Model, and she went onto become one of the most visible transgender people on television.

8. Laith Ashley

Ashley is a male transgender model who got his big break after being featured in Barney's New York ads.

9. Laverne Cox 

Cox is an American actress and LGBTQ+ advocate who is best known for her role as Sophia Burset on Netflix's Orange is the New Black. She was the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the acting category.

10. Jazz Jennings 

The American YouTube personality is recognised as being one of the youngest publicly documented people to identify as transgender, and for being the youngest person to become a national trans figure.

Here's to a refreshed Instagram feed in 2019!