Another Transgender First!

A 24-year-old woman named Hera Jay Brown has been announced as the first out trans woman ever to be named as a Rhodes Scholar during its 117-year history.
The Rhodes Scholarship is a prestigious post-graduate award that pays for two years of study at Oxford University in England. Rhodes Scholars can also get additional research grants and are generally regarded as some of the world’s foremost academics seeking to do good in the world.


  1. Strangely I have just written about being first over on Paula's Place!

    I don't think any of us set out to be trail blazers, but just want to get on with our lives doing what we do as well as we can. Inevitably some of us will be firsts, but that does put extra pressures on. It is important at this time when trans people are so under attack that we are seen to just be normal people getting on with our lives. Being visible helps, but it shouldn't be the object.


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