Thursday, October 19, 2017

Meet Playboy's First Transgender Playmate

Playboy will feature a transgender woman as its Playmate for November, the first time in the magazine's 64-year history. Read HERE.

While this is a huge milestone, LGBT historians will remember that Caroline Cossey, a transgender model famous for appearing in the Power Station's "Some Like It Hot" video who was outed in the '80s, had appeared in the magazine in a non-Playmate capacity. Cossey told HuffPost that she found work and acceptance in Playboy and founder Hugh Hefner at a time when no one else would book her. “The worldwide reach of the photos and feature had significant impact in changing erroneous preconceived ideas that a lot of people had about the trans community,” Cossey said. “I featured on Playboy magazine covers worldwide and the impact was huge on our acceptance ― I thank Hugh for that.”

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