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Geena Rocero          

Transgender Model and Advocate; Founder of Gender Proud

Geena Rocero, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, is a Model, Producer, Trans Rights Advocate and co-host of the 2017 Webby Awards honoree TV Show ASPIREist, broadcasted on HLN/CNN.

On March 31, 2014, in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Rocero came out as transgender at the annual TED Conference, her viral talk has since been viewed more than 3 million times and translated in 32 languages. Geena is the founder of Gender Proud, an advocacy and media production company that tells stories to elevate justice and equality for the transgender community.

She, with Gender Proud Productions produced and presented "Beautiful As I Want to Be" on LogoTV highlighting 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 and worked with Fusion/Univision to produce a TV documentary about transgender athletes, "No League of Their Own" and won 2017 Association of LGBTQ Journalists Best in Health and Fitness Coverage.

Most recently, she co-executive produced the 2018 GLAAD Media awards nominated "Made To Model" a documentary on 9 Pioneers and Emerging trans model in collaboration with LogoTV, MTV and VH1.

Geena has spoken at the White House, World Economic Forum, United Nations, and been featured on E's I am Cait, Magazine Cover of Candy Magazine, Vanity Fair: Trans America, Marriott's #LoveTravels Campaign and CoverGirl Cosmetics #GirlsCan Campaign. She was on the cover of Harper's Bazaar India.

She has been featured in media publications such as CNN, VOGUE, Al Jazeera America, MSNBC, Today Show, NHK World Channel, HuffPost Live, New York Magazine, Mashable, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Elle, Entertainment Weekly, People, Variety, Take Part, The Advocate, MTV and others.


My Transgender Journey From The Philippines To New York Runways

... The Courage To Be Yourself. Geena Rocero Headshot. Geena Rocero ... Click here to watch Geena's TEDTalk. This story begins on a beach in Tulum, Mexico ...

Model: Why I came out as transgender -

Geena Rocero says the world needs to be open to a fluid conception of gender and more understanding for individuals.

Reflecting on Bruce Jenner's journey - CNN Video

Successful model Geena Rocero went through her own gender transition when she was just 19, and weighs in on what Bruce Jenner might be going through ...

Transgender Model Geena Rocero on Being a Mentor and Helping ...

Geena Rocero feels beautiful and she wants transgender youth to feel the same ... “I was given the opportunity to express myself,” Rocero tells ETonline, “and ...

Transgender Model Geena Rocero Reveals She Used to Bleach ...

Geena Rocero has been open about her journey of being a transgender model, and although being genuine about who she is was a struggle in itself, there ...

Tracey Africa and Geena Rocero Cover Harper's Bazaar

Tracey Africa Norman and Geena Rocero make cover history.

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