But these days, more and more public figures are speaking out about their experiences with gender identity. Some celebrities, like Chaz Bono and Caitlyn Jenner, have transitioned in a very public forum. Here are 15 actors, singers, athletes, and musicians that you may not have necessarily known were transgender.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Rapper Nate Ethan Watson is nine months into his transition from female to male. He tells Victoria Derbyshire he believes he is the UK's first transgender grime artist, but struggles to believe there are no others.
This list consists of many notable people who identify as transgender. The individual listings note the subject's nationality and main occupation. In many non-Western and ancient or medieval societies, transgender people are seen as a different gender in itself, and there is a separate category for them, one that is different from the binary 'men' and 'women'.
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He is also, as far as he knows, one of the few openly trans people to be performing in musical theatre in the UK. At 5ft 5in, Knights is the shortest male cast member in Brass. According to the female cast members, who ranked the facial hair the men had to grow for the show, he has the second most impressive beard.
Transgender musicians are making their voices heard. From punk rock to hip-hop to folk, trans musicians are showcasing their talents across countless genres and making statements while doing so. InAgainst Me!
Jody and Greg Rogers have revealed the level of trolling and abuse they have received in their home town of Glasgow since they became Britain's first transgender family. Britain's first two-generational transgender family have revealed how they have been 'shunned' since they revealed their five-year-old son is transitioning. Jayden Rogers was born a boy and lives with step-dad Greg, 27, who was born a woman and mum, Jody,