No matter where you start from, you can be who you want to be.
These 11 guys are the epitome of this.
The men on this list jumped the hurdles, went through hard times and have come out as proud members of the trans community. No stealth.
You might not have heard of many of these guys on this list, but they’re all notable in some way and have made strides in fighting for trans rights.
And they prove you don’t have to conform to a certain body type to be sexy.
So meet our 11 (insanely hot) trans guys, all of them proving you can be more manly than most guys who were assigned that gender at birth:
Kinnon Mackinnon (pictured)
Kinnon Mackinnon made headlines this year when he entered into the Gay Games 2014. Not only did he enter, he became the first trans man to take home a gold for power lifting.
Skylar is one of YouTube’s most popular vloggers, using each video as a diary in his transition. Many of his popular videos include his very supportive mom. He’s also a talented singer and poet.
Loren is a world renowned photographer, capturing lesbian and trans bodies in a way that is intended to demystify them for an audience.
A pioneer in trans sexuality, Buck Angel is a porn performer, producer and activist. But it’s not like his job is just of an adult nature, Buck’s work includes setting up dating websites, helping trans men raise funds for surgery and appearing on various talk shows to speak out for trans rights.
A former college basketball player, he is now a transgender advocate, public speaker, and mentor to LGBTI youth. In 2010, he was the first openly transgender NCAA Division 1 college athlete.
A comedian, Ian has toured with the likes of Margaret Cho. Having transitioned late in life, his career is just starting to take off. He recently starred in two episodes of the critically acclaimed Amazon show Transparent.
Billy Castro is probably one of the biggest names in queer porn. But just because he’s on film doesn’t mean he doesn’t like to eat, he’s entered into several eating contests.
Rocco Kayiatos is Katastrophe, an American hip-hop rapper and producer. He is widely credited as being the first openly trans man in hip-hop.
Aydian Dowling was one of three young LGBTIs who was featured in the It Gets Better special on MTV and Logo earlier this year. Aydian, a baker, campaigned for US health insurance to cover trans surgeries. He also was the first trans men to be on the cover of Men’s Health.
Ryan is an author and public speaker, fighting for young LGBTIs and their allies to have more self-confidence in their identities.
Balian Buschbaum was once one of the best pole vaulters in Germany. When he retired in 2007 over an injury, he returned a year later revealing he was a man.