8/10 Transgender Notables
At least to me.
Buck Angel is the stage name of Jake Miller, an human rights activist/motivational speaker/innovator/producer/etc who transitioned nearly 20 years ago (at 28 years old, courtesy of an enlightened therapist) after suffering through years of bullying, drug and alcohol abuse and (thankfully) failed suicide attempts. He went on to found Buck Angel Entertainment and produced his own line of adult films and further became the first transman to star in all-male adult film, Cirque Noir. Then became a co-star in the first filmed transman with transwoman sex scene. In 2007, he was the first, and only, transman to receive the AVN's Transexual Performer of the Year.
His work in pornography opened the door to education and advocacy.
He is the self-proclaimed "Tranpa" of the transgender community, though not all who know of him are fans he is still a formidable presence among trangender people, allies, and those who wish to be educated.
I must admit I am a bit bias when it comes to Buck Angel. He was the first transgender man I was drawn to (though he identifies as a man and not transgender). His advocacy and passion were the strongest draws for me. To hear a man, not just any man but one who has already been down the path I am walking, speak so passionately and honestly about something I feel so dearly about (though I didn't truly realize what I felt until I was ready to face it). Buck Angel helped me accept my truth and through listening to his speeches, talks, podcasts and morning online sessions.
Whether you like him or not, know this, I hold him as my Transpa and no matter your views I will respect your opinion, but you must respect mine. If you can't, well, fuck off and educate yourself.
On a scale of 1-10...hard 8. (I told you, I'm bias. Love me some Tranpa!!)
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