For those people, and for the many people who are trans but are still coming to terms with that realization, there is good news on the celebrity front. There are several stars today who have come forward as transgender and who are using their star power to raise awareness and support for this important issue. These individuals are setting a powerful and inspirational example for others and reminding everyone—whether you are trans or not—that there are people out there who you can relate to, that you are not alone, and you are beautiful the way you are.

Here are 8 transgender celebrities who are amazing role models for the trans community and setting a great example of self-acceptance, self-love and kindness for everyone.