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Munroe Bergdorf makes history as first transgender woman on Cosmopolitan UK cover

British activist and model Munroe Bergdorf has made history as the first transgender woman to appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK.Posting the news to her Instagram, Bergdorf: “I can’t believe I’m writing this… BEYOND excited to share that I am @cosmopolitanUK’s covergirl for their 50th Anniversary Issue!“I’m also the first transgender woman to ever feature on the cover in those 50 years of publication 🤯” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Munroe ✨ (@munroebergdorf)Bergdorf will appear on the...
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Munroe Bergdorf is Cosmopolitan UK’s first transgender cover star: Why these groundbreaking magazine issues are so inspiring

Munroe Bergdorf has made history by becoming the first transgender woman to star on the cover of Cosmopolitan UK. The British model and activist, who campaigns for gender and race equality and transgender rights, wears a bright red dress on the front of the February/March 2022 edition, shot by photographer Jordan Rossi.

Triumphing over trauma with Munroe Bergdorf – podcasts of the week

Writer and LGBTQ activist Bergdorf celebrates famous faces – among them Olly Alexander and Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall – who have turned “trauma into triumph” in this new series. If it sounds saccharine, the end result is refreshingly unsentimental, instead offering guests the opportunity to reflect on the ways they’ve grown, and continue to grow. First up is singer Mabel, on fighting anxiety and stage fright, embracing her mixed heritage while growing up in Spain, and processing heartbreak. Hannah J Davies.

Munroe Bergdorf: 'To See My Feelings Put Into Words And Pictures Was So Overwhelming For Me.'

I first watched Paris Is Burning when I was living in Brighton. I had just made my first Trans friend and she was like a mother to me. She was stunning, absolutely stunning. But also completely, through lack of a better word, normal. There was nothing out of the ordinary really about her. She was just an incredible person. But she was also Trans. Up until that point I hadn't knowingly been close friends with a Trans person. I got to know her, hear her story and where she'd come from, what she'd been through. She was the first person who actually told me, 'l think you're Trans.' Up until that point l knew it but I was in denial. Doing her 'Mother Trans' bit, trying to get me to understand myself, she recommended films that I should watch. She showed me Paris Is Burning. The 1990 documentary film chronicles the underground New York City ballroom culture and the legendary Houses that competed in it. But it's about so much more. The real-life Black, Italian, Latinx, gay and Transgender cast offer a window into a world on the fringes of society. The film is such a central part of queer culture, you’ll know much of its lingo without even realising where it's from. House Mothers, reading, realness, shade, opulence - all phrases immortalised in Paris ls Burning. Our culture, so often erased or hidden to protect ourselves, recorded forever.

Trans model Munroe Bergdorf urges social media giants to tackle abuse

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With online abuse pushing her to quit Twitter, transgender model Munroe Bergdorf has called for social media companies to act faster to tackle racism and transphobia on their platforms. The Black trans model, who said she regularly receives threats and waits hours for racist comments...