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Chella Man, Indya Moore, Gisele Bundchen, and More Leaders Celebrate the First-Ever Renaissance Awards

Honoring cultural luminaries of all sorts through a digital show, the first-ever Renaissance Awards took place this past week. Brought to audiences by Eco-Age and Pulse Films, the award show was presented through a decorative film set at the iconic Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Augmented reality and special effects played a supporting role to the evening’s presenters, which included Nile Rodgers, Colin Firth, Gisele Bundchen, Ahad Raza Mir, and Annie Lennox. Ben Harper treated audiences to a serene guitar performance towards the end of the show.
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YSL Enlists Its First Trans-Masculine Face, Chella Man, For Beauty Campaign

YSL Beauty has cast its first-ever trans-masculine model, Chella Man, to front an uplifting campaign for clean and green skincare and makeup products. Man is an artist, model, and an advocate in BIPOC queer communities as well as disability awareness. As a deaf, genderqueer, trans-masculine, Chinese, and Jewish individual, he hopes to “continue pushing the boundaries of what it means to be accessible, inclusive, and equal in this world.”
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Trans, Deaf Artist Chella Man Says Progress For The LGBTQIA+ Community Requires ‘Every Individual’ To ‘Shift & Unlearn’

Chella Man opened up about what needs to be done to make the world a safe space for the LGBTQIA+ community. Chella Man has broken numerous barriers in media as a transgender, deaf, genderqueer, and Jewish person of color, however, as he puts it, he is just one of many voices in the conversation. “Sharing my story was just a way for me to be another story, but I’ve never intended my story to be the only one, because no one has that right — you can’t generalize communities that way,” he told HollywoodLife in an EXCLUSIVE interview. “I’ve definitely been nervous before about sharing such vulnerable points myself, whether that be my body, or my emotions, my thoughts. And it’s taught me a lot about boundaries… I wouldn’t take anything that I’ve shared back, because there really is not enough dialogue about a lot of queer, disabled BIPOC issues across the board. So I feel honored to be able to add that.”