Trans leaders including YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous, “Transparent” actress Alexandra Gray, photographer Amos Mac and writer and producer Jacob Tobia, along with many others, have come together with GLAAD and Instagram to release an inspiring new video and photography series in honor of Transgender Day Of Visibility.
According to an email sent to The Huffington Post, the project, known as #KindComments, “captures the moment of love, support, and visibility as these trans advocates and influencers read aloud inspiring Instagram comments that have posted from their followers on their accounts.”
“For trans day of visibility, I wanted to work with Instagram to draw attention to the resilience of trans people, to the fact that we love and support each other no matter what,” Tobia told The Huffington Post. “By focusing on the ways that trans folks are affirming each other online, this video serves as a sort of love letter to trans people around the world.”
Mac added, “It was so inspiring to photograph this group ― some whom I consider to be friends and peers, along with folks I was just meeting for the first time whose stories I’ve followed for awhile. You could feel the love in the room!”
Check out the video above and Mac’s photos from the series below. For more on Trans Day of Visiblity, head here.