LOOK: Nat Geo Features Transgender Girl on Its Cover

For its January 2017 issue, National Geographic has put on its cover 9-year old Avery Jackson, a transgender girl believed to be the first in the publications covers for more than a hundred years. The special issue aptly titled “Gender” examines gender in-depth including identity, sexuality, adolescence and even the revolutionary concepts that are breaking traditional perspectives of gender.

Avery has been a transgender since she was four, with support from her mother, Debi, a staunch advocate of transgender equality. The cover also features a quote from Avery herself which reads, “The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy.”


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