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Jazz Jennings Gives Us the World's First Transgender Doll

Jazz Jennings Gives Us the World's First Transgender Doll

Transgender advocate and all-around inspiring 16-year-old Jazz Jennings just cleared a major milestone with her first (and the world’s first!!) transgender doll.

“For those asking: The doll is considered to be the first ‘transgender’ doll because it’s based on an individual who is tran,” Jazz proudly exclaimed.

“Of course,” she continued, “it is still just a regular girl doll, because that’s exactly what I am: a regular girl.”

Makers of the doll, Tonner Doll Company, had only glowing things to say about the teen.

“Jazz stands for everything I respect from a human nature point of view,” the company’s CEO Robert Tonner said. “She’s incredibly brave, intelligent, warm-hearted and creative.”

The doll will be released in July.

We applaud Jazz for creating a doll that the trans community might be able to relate to and for fighting for the right to be exactly who she is.

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Peyton List Amazes On Runway For American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Fashion Show!

Peyton List Amazes On Runway For American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Fashion Show!

Red is definitely Peyton List‘s color!

The Bunk’D actress strutted her stuff on the runway for annual American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection Show in New York City.

The event kicks off the New York Fashion Week presentations while also raising awareness for Heart Disease in women.

Peyton was joined on the catwalk by singer Rachel Platten (who also performed) and Jazz Jennings. Former Dance Moms star Asia Monet Ray was also at the show, sitting front row!

On the runway, Rachel was in Pamella Roland, Peyton wore Naeem Khan and Jazz wore a Mac Duggal gown. Rachel also switched dresses — to a Cristina Ottaviano gown — for her performance.

FYI: Asia dolled up in a Nancy Vuu red dress for the front row.

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Matthew Daddario & Michael J. Willett Step Out For GLAAD Awards 2016

Matthew Daddario & Michael J. Willett Step Out For GLAAD Awards 2016

Matthew Daddario shows off his charming smile as he arrives at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards held at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday night (April 2) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 28-year-old Shadowhunters star attended with his co-star Harry Shum, Jr., Faking It’s Michael J. Willett and Derek Hough.

Reality star Jazz Jennings was also honored at the event with the Outstanding Reality Program for I am Jazz, along with I Am Cait.

The 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will air on Logo on Monday, April 4th at 10PM ET/PT.

25+ pics inside of Matthew, Michael, Derek and Jazz

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Zendaya & Troye Sivan Present Together at GLAAD Media Awards 2016

Zendaya & Troye Sivan Present Together at GLAAD Media Awards 2016

Zendaya and Troye Sivan pose for a selfie on stage at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday (April 2) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 19-year-old actress and 20-year-old “Youth” singer presented an award together at the event.

Zendaya and Troye were joined at the ceremony by dancer Derek Hough and activist Jazz Jennings.

Troye was also honored with the Outstanding Music Artist award, and tweeted after the event, “I just won Outstanding Music Artist at the @glaad awards and could not be prouder. Thank you thank you thank you.”

25+ pictures inside of Zendaya and Troye Sivan attending the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards
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Rowan Blanchard Interviews Jazz Jennings For 'Dazed' Mag

Rowan Blanchard Interviews Jazz Jennings For 'Dazed' Mag

Jazz Jennings takes the fourth Spring cover for Dazed magazine.

Rowan Blanchard spoke with the 15-year-old transgender reality star for her feature in the glossy mag, where she opens up about high school, the impact of her reality show, and more. Check it:

On being treated differently after the show: “At first, some people were a bit like, ‘Ohh, there’s Jazz, the one with the show,’ and treated me differently. Either people wanted to be my friend or they wanted to avoid me, depending on the person. Kids can be annoying. Especially teenagers, oh my gosh. They can be cruel.”

On the impact of the show and its subject: “I hear a lot of incredible stories. People have said that because of my show, and because of me putting myself out there and my family sharing our story, that we’ve been able to have a huge impact in their lives. In some cases, they say that we actually saved their lives. That without us being there they wouldn’t be alive today. That’s just the most empowering thing to hear, because it completely motivates me to carry on sharing my story, despite my doubts. It encourages me to continue putting myself out there if it can benefit others.”

On her trouble with soccer: “Yeah, [I loved it] right from the start. I played my first soccer game when I was five years old…I remember I lost my first tooth on that day. But when I was eight I was banned from playing girls’ soccer. They wouldn’t let me play on the girls’ team because they thought I had an advantage. So for two years I had to sit on the sidelines while my team got to play soccer. I moved to a boys’ soccer team because I was allowed to do that, but when I played with the boys I felt miserable. It was just awful. I wouldn’t even try on the field when I played with the boys. And this whole time my parents were fighting for my right to play travel soccer. After we fought a two year-long battle, the US Soccer Federation passed a trans-inclusive policy that allows all transgender players to play soccer.

Read more of Rowan‘s interview with Jazz on Dazed.com!