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Indya Moore Is The First Trans Person To Grace An Elle Magazine Cover And Her Red Carpet Looks Prove Why

Indya Moore doesn’t have to don a dress to be a legend. They’ve already become a legend and an icon for people of trans experience. The nonbinary actress is now making history as they are the first trans person to grace the cover of Elle Magazine. Moore was born in the Bronx to a Puerto Rican mother and Caribbean father but entered into the foster system when they were young because of at-home transphobia. The miracle of this human isn’t her past–it’s their attitude toward the future.

A relentless advocate for both their black and trans community, Indya Moore deserves a separate book dedicated to the beauty of their soul. But man, their looks are worthy in their own right. Mira.

Indya Moore is serving everyone a face from the gawds with their Elle Magazine cover.

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As the first trans person to ever grace the cover, this is legendary. The historic moment was not lost on Moore who took to Instagram to share their thoughts on the cover.

“We don’t always have access to the tools we need to break wall, break ground & Reconstruct space invading infrastructure that is designed homogenously & exclusively,” Moore wrote. “So many of us use our hands, arms legs & feet, have died in the process too, Just to weaken these infrastructures enough so that people with tools and break them. I am so grateful for them- all the trans and gender non-conforming people who have attacked these walls, chipped and even broke part of and so much the infrastructure down with bare fist and foot. I am so grateful for everyone within the infrastructures who have chosen to listen, watched, stepped out to see the people around these structures that have been marginalized and locked out for having different experiences & have helped to break down these structures of privilege and take that labor from those who die because of a lack of access, and fall short of visibility because of lack of access & safety… There is so much more work to do- so much more listening so much more intentionality, & vindicational work that must be done for marginalized people.”

In a single year, Moore rose to fame with a starring role in FX’s “Pose.”

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Oh, and, in case you missed the drama series of your lifetime, “Pose” Season 1 is now streaming on Netflix! Before “Pose,” Moore hadn’t walked a red carpet.

Her first red carpet look at the premiere of “Pose” was the start of a stunning red carpet career.

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Let’s be real: they look like an actual statuesque goddess sent down from heaven. Their fashion has been A-game since day one. Periodt.

Her latest look at the Met Gala was a stunning masterpiece.

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When the theme is camp, you know the community is going to come through slaying. Slay they did. However, there is a lot of criticism that the gala did not do a good enough job bringing drag queens to the event.

Moore is staying honest and open about their inclusion in this elite world.

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“My favorite part of Monday … was when @obj, reached to me to join community fam in this photo,” Moore wrote. “The gesture made my lil black trans heart squeal in an infinite loop of affirmation and love. Growing up feeling and being excluded from the family things put a lot of weight on my heart over my years growing up. The worse thing to feel is to have a great love and longing for your community but not feel that reciprocity because your queerness/gender variance makes the majority uncomfortable. Being included in this picture as simple and dramatic as this may seem struck a cord on my heart that healed so much.”

This is the look when they won GLAAD’s award for Best Drama Series.

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Forever a winning look, backed by a winning heart, talent and love for life. They are totally owning every red carpet they set foot on. OMG. What an icon.

They even use the red carpet as a way to make bold statements for their community.

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Friendly reminder you can be anything. You can wear enamel pins and buttons on elegant gowns and make it better. Moore shows that it is important that people continue to take a stand for themselves.

This is Moore seeing and supporting black women everywhere.

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“There was only one black woman, amongst the Photographers,” Moore wrote on Instagram. “She was the most special, I was most excited to see her there. Her presence made me feel confident.”

This is Moore when “a nonbinary Wild Vagina bloomed.”

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That’s not your typical pink vagina dress. Leave it to Moore to thank Marsha P Johnson and Boricua Queen Sylvia Rivera for “making this transsexually dreamy moment possible.”

This is Moore making collars sexy.

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Honestly, Moore is not one to play around. They make sure that they sly every time they hit the red carpet. Is there any question now as to why they were cast to be in “Pose” slaying looks every episode.

Here’s Moore and MJ Rodriguez right before their fame got really real.

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Dazzling work. We feel dazzled. This is brown and black trans beauty at its finest. They had no idea what was about to happen to their careers and lives.

Who can forget when Moore was at the Golden Globes changing the power dynamics between the transphobic gaze and trans bodies themselves.

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“Trans bodies are always under scrutiny especially when we show skin. 
This outfit takes over that power dynamic”

Moore is always there to support their trans community.

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“@supa_ines’s work, visibility, expertise and experience made me believe my career was possible,” Moore wrote. “Her greatness is contagious. She is kind, loving, endearing and humble. She was so happy to see me at the res carpet. We celebrated each other. I love you Ines! Welcome to the @imgmodels fam!!”

Moore always looks stunning while wearing their favorite designer, Altuzarra.

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Showing that skin and showing that pride. Moore is becoming a visible and prominent face in the trans community.

Moore has a way of slaying accessories like no other person can.

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That necklace is almost as regal as they are…almost. No one and nothing can match their beauty.

Parachute pants jumper? Obviously, they are going to knock it out of the park.

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Not to mention that that color is everything on them. E V E R Y T H I N G !! Every person wishes that they could look this good in their own parachute pant jumpers.

They are the master of giving us a little bit of shoulder and a lot of fashion inspo.

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It’s no wonder that they’re the face of Louis Vuitton right now. They’re working the poses on and off the screen. This is a major moment for the trans community as more and more trans people succeed in every industry. It is fair and it is just.

Their selfie game is on point!

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Truly, this is what dreams are made of. The way they own a room and a photo with a simple pose and a stunning look is phenomenal.

Moore loves showing the world their acne and empowering people to love their skin unconditionally.

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“hmu trailer,” Moore wrote. “all hair no make up lil breakout. loving my skin unconditional.”

It is so important that people see things like this. No one has perfect skin all the time. Moore showing off their own skin issues is giving people a chance to see themselves represented.

Fortunately, we get to see more looks like this in the near future.

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First thing’s first, watch Season 1 of “Pose” on Netflix ahorita. Indya Moore as Angel is everyone’s character crush of the year.

Tune into Season 2 of “Pose” on FX on June 11.

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The season begins in the early 1980s right after Madonna’s “Vogue” music video release. We’re ready for an ’80s Angel and more of Indya Moore.

READ: Here Are The Most Fabulous And Bizarre Costumes From FX’s “Pose”

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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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The fact that the early days of Barbie were not quite so inclusive to all of us comes as no surprise. The blonde, impossibly figured doll with a penchant for similar-looking friends is a far cry away from the Barbie of today who has friends of all shapes, races, sizes, sexual identities, and abilities. Even better, today’s Barbie crew includes dolls who give queer children a broader playgound for their imagination.

Recently, Barbie has added a new addition to her friend group whose bringing more power to her LGTBQ fans.

Social media has dubbed the LGBTQ positive Aimee Song doll Barbie‘s girlfriend.

Twitter’s latest excitement is about a theory that Barbie and Aimee Song are dating. Photos of Mattel’s doll Aimee Song doll show her wearing a “Love Wins” T-shirt that supports LGBTQ+ rights. The Mattel doll was inspired by fashion blogger Aimee Song and recently caught renewed attention in a viral post shared to Twitter.

The “Love Wins” photos are only now going viral but were actually released in November 2017.

The photos of Barbie and the Aimee doll were shared to Twitter last Monday by user @kissevermore and now has Twitter debating whether the two are dating.

The pictures of Barbie and Aimee show the two dolls eating avocado toast. petting a dog, and smiling at each other. The images have fans questioning when Barbie came out and how she managed to nail a hot girlfriend before they did.

Even REAL Aimee Song weighed in on the images to confirm the relationship.

“I am the girlfriend,” she tweeted with a photo of herself and the Aimee Song doll. 

While Mattel has yet to officially identify Barbie as a lesbian, the original Instagram posts related to the Love Wins Barbies are proof that she is at least an ally.

Confirmed or not, true or not, one of the best parts of Barbie is that she is meant to be whoever her fans want her to be.

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Christina Haswood Wore Traditional Navajo Clothing Made By Her Bisabuela To Her Swearing-In Ceremony And It Was The Most Powerful Look Of 2021 So Far

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Christina Haswood Wore Traditional Navajo Clothing Made By Her Bisabuela To Her Swearing-In Ceremony And It Was The Most Powerful Look Of 2021 So Far

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Newly elected member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Christina Haswood, paid tribute to her heritage on the day of her swearing-in ceremony with the ultimate power look. Dressed in traditional Navajo attire, the 26-year-old made history on Monday when she became the  youngest member of the Kansas legislature, and only its second Native American member. 

Haswood took her oath of office wearing traditional Diné regalia which she made with the help of her mother, and partner.

Wearing moccasins, a velveteen skirt, and a red blouse embellished with silver string made a point to highlight her heritage and identity. Speaking to Vogue in an interview about her clothing, Haswood explained that she “wanted to honor my ancestors and all their sacrifices for me to be here and in this job. I wanted to honor my family, who has taught me how to be a strong, young, Diné woman while growing up in Lawrence, Kansas.” 

In addition to her dress, Haswood wore heirlooms given to her by family members which included a squash blossom necklace, a belt given to her by her uncle, and an additional belt given to her by her shimá sání (grandmother). Her great grandmother also gave her the earrings she wore. In addition, she wore a tsiiyéé (a Navajo-style hair tie) that she made with her shimá sání.

“The significance of these pieces are priceless,” Haswood explained to Vogue. “Many of the pieces I wore that day only come out on special occasions, because of how old they are. I don’t have the funds to be a collector, so many of my pieces have been passed down to my mother, who lets me borrow them.”

Haswood gave a behind-the-scenes look of her swearing-in attire on a TikTok video that has gone viral with more than 500,000 views.

In the video, Haswood readies her hair and does her makeup before eventually getting help from her mother and grandmother to get dressed.

Haswood won the Democratic primary after running unopposed for a seat in the Kansas state legislature that represents District 10.

With degrees in public health from Haskell Indian Nations University and Arizona State University, Haswood also received a master’s degree in public health management from the Kansas University Medical Center.

At the moment, she also serves as a research assistant with the National Council of Urban Indian Health and the Center for American Indian Community Health. There she studies nicotine addiction in tribal youth and researches the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous groups.

“Just two years ago I was in graduate school, and my greatest worries were about getting a job and student loans,” Haswood said in an interview with the Daily Kansan. “Today, the world has changed.”

According to Esquire, four Native candidates ran for office in Kansas. This week, each of them won their primary elections.

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