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Geena Rocero

New York, USA
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Founder, Gender Proud

Model and activist

Advocates for the advancement of transgender justice and equality

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, to be broadcasted on 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 most recently worked with Fusion/Univision to produce a TV documentary about transgender athletes, “No League of Their Own”.

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

She has been featured in media publications such as CNN, 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.

Our Comment

"Geena Rocero is an inspirational advocate for the transgender community. From humble beginnings, her own story of coming out shows strength and courage. Geena believes in freedom, dignity, and enrichment of the transgender community. She speaks about identity, gender and finding the courage to be your true self."

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