Geena Rocero is a transgender Filipino-American model and trans rights activist. She is also the founder of Gender Proud, an advocacy and media production company that tells stories to elevate justice and equality for the transgender community.
Rocero was born in Manila, Philippines to a working-class family. She started competing in beauty pageants at age 15. She immigrated to San Francisco, California at age 17 and she became a U.S. citizen in 2006.
On March 31, 2014, in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Rocero came out as transgender at the annual TED Conference. Her viral TED talk has since been viewed more than 3 million times and translated into 32 languages.
Along with Gender Proud Productions, Rocero produced and presented "Beautiful As I Want to Be" for LogoT. “Beautiful As I Want to Be” highlighted trans youth and received the 2016 GLAAD media Award. Gender Proud also produced "Willing and Able,” a 2017 GLAAD Media-nominated web series about transgender employment with Fusion TV. Gender Proud Productions worked with Fusion/Univision to produce a TV documentary about transgender athletes, "No League of Their Own.”
Rocero served as an executive producer on “Made to Model,” which was nominated for the 2018 GLAAD Media Award. “Made to Model” features nine emerging and pioneering transgender models.
Rocero has spoken at the White House, the World Economic Forum and the United Nations. She has been featured on E’s “I Am Cait,” as well as in CoverGirl Cosmetics’ “#GirlsCan” Campaign and Vanity Fair: Trans America.
She has been profiled and featured in media outlets as prominent as Vogue, CNN, MSNBC, the “TODAY” show, New York Magazine, Glamour, Vanity Fair, ELLE and Cosmopolitan.
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