1. Caitlyn Jenner
It’s nearly impossible to have a conversation about the transgender community and not mention Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, officially came out as trans during an interview with Diane Sawyer in 2015. During this discussion she admitted that “I was not genetically born that way…this female side is part of me, it’s who I am…my brain is much more female than it is male.” The 2-hour interview was a shock to some, but Jenner admitted to a lifetime of confusion and anxiety over gender identity. Caitlyn’s honesty and willingness to share her story has inspired many and created a massive amount of awareness for the trans community.