10 Transgender People Shattering Entertainment's Glass Ceiling

4.16.2014

By Stacy Lambe

Expanding the reach of the transgender community in Hollywood

Carmen Carrera, Reality Star/Burlesque Performer

Each season, it's always dramatically revealed that one contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race is a transgender woman. Since appearing on the show, Carrera has become something of a fashion icon thanks to several spreads in W magazine. Her most recent shoot, was revealing look of Carrera as a burlesque performer, which she does alongside her drag performances - making room for women in drag.

Candis Cayne, Actress

Before Cox, there was Cayne, who portrayed the first recurring transgender character in prime time. Her role on Dirty Sexy Money saw her romancing New York Attorney General Patrick Darling played by William Baldwin. The character was one the first positive portrayals of transgender people on television.

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