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'I AM: Trans People Speak,' New GLAAD Media Campaign, Aims To Raise Transgender Community Awareness (VIDEO)

Posted: 03/22/2012 2:50 pm Updated: 03/22/2012 3:47 pm

Isis King

A new project created by the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and sponsored by GLAAD aims to raise awareness about the transgender community's diversity -- and we've got a sneak peek.

As GLAAD notes, "Transgender people have a wide range of interests, experiences and backgrounds that are too often ignored because of their trans identity. Together we can make a positive change in the visibility and representation of transgender people by focusing on the full individual."

Titled "I AM: Trans People Speak," the video features candid talk by actress, producer and transgender advocate Laverne Cox and Isis King, the first transgender contestant featured on "America's Next Top Model," among others.

GLAAD and MTPC is asking members of the transgender community and their allies to create their own videos for the upcoming launch.

"It will lift the voices of transgender individuals, as well as their families, friends, and allies," GLAAD officials note of the project.

For more info on the project and how you can take part, click here.

Take a look at some other transgender trailblazers below:

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The Brazilian supermodel was discovered by Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci when he hired her as his personal assistant. Soon after she became his muse and her modeling career began.

She has been featured in high-profile fashion magazines like "Vogue Paris," "Hercules," "Interview," "Love," and "Cover."
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