It wasn't very long ago that Brendan Jordan was still a nameless meme, vogueing to Lady Gaga behind a local news reporter in Las Vegas and giving the girl next to him stank face when she bumped into him.
Now, after starring in his own American Apparel campaign and walking the runway for Marco Marco, Jordan has decided to share the next level of his truth and has come out as a "member of the trans community."
At a recent Human Rights Campaign "Time to Thrive" event, Jordan took the stage and said that his viral thrust into internet stardom has given him a "platform to be a voice for a young generation." Jordan, who has been nothing but his most authentic self since his spike in visibility also came out as part of the trans community, though, like most people his age and even some older, he's still working out just exactly who he is.
"As I am still only in high school, like most teenagers, I'm still figuring it out. I'm starting to identify as one, or as part of the trans community. I can't really label I because some days my more feminine side comes out - the she. And some other days I just don't really feel like putting on my fabulous mask, and the he comes out. You know I'm totally ok with that, and I don't know who I am or where I will be going in the future, or who I will be 10 years from now, but I'm still a teenager."
Jordan said that he's still ok with being called by either male or female pronouns and likes the "limitless feeling of it." Watch Jordan's inspiring speech below, followed by another moving sentiment from Andreja Pejic.