National Geographic Makes History By Featuring A Transgender Person On Its Cover
National Geographic will enter the new year with a new cover that will have a transgender person on it. Avery Jackson, a nine-year-old transgender girl, will appear on the subscriber’s edition of the magazine. “The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy,” goes the caption underneath the photo.
Avery with her pink hair and pink t-shirt looks unapologetic about her identity and looks every bit of a perfect fit for the issue.
The magazine is called ‘The Gender Revolution’ issue which hits the stands on December 27th. The issue would cover all the ‘cultural, social, biological and personal’ aspects of gender identity.
“National Geographic is almost 130 years old, and we have been covering cultures, societies and social issues for all of those years. It struck us, listening to the national conversation, that gender was at the center of so many of these issues in the news,” Susan Goldberg, editorial director of National Geographic Partners and editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine, told NBC Out.
A 130-year-old magazine deciding to put a transgender on a cover is definitely a revolution. The times, they are truly a-changin’!