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26 Times Trans People Ruled In 2015

Like when Laverne Cox was Laverne Cox.

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3. When trans hottie Aydian Dowling was a runner-up for the Men’s Fitness cover competiton of 2015.

6. When Ryan Cassata called out American Idol for courting him as a contestant only after transgender became a hot-button topic.

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15. When agender poet and advocate Tyler Ford introduced Miley Cyrus at an AmFAR gala, then published a poem in Poetry, one of the most important poetry journals in the U.S.

19. When Janet Mock got married in Hawaii and looked divine.

21. When trans activists challenged the erasure of trans women and gender-nonconforming people of color in Robert Emmerich's Stonewall, which led to a boycott and greater awareness of the role of trans people in queer history.