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Josie Totah Shares First Photo Since Coming Out as Transgender

Josie Totah just shared her first photo since coming out as transgender last month.

The 17-year-old actress took to her Instagram to share a stylish photo from her summer vacation.

In the pic, Josie can be seen posing on a bridge overlooking European scenery.

“what’d i miss?” Josie jokingly captioned the photo.

Since publishing her essay about her identity, Josie has started college and has plans to continue her acting career.

Be sure to read Josie‘s entire powerful essay!

Check out Josie‘s cute photo below…

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Mindy Kaling Sends Message of Support to Champions' Josie Totah, Who Came Out as Transgender

Mindy Kaling shared her support for Josie Totah, who publicly came out as transgender moments ago.

“My pronouns are she, her and hers. I identify as female, specifically as a transgender female. And my name is Josie Totah,” Josie wrote in her essay today.

Josie starred on Mindy‘s show Champions, which Mindy created and co-executive produced for NBC. Mindy took to Twitter to send a message to Josie after her essay was published.

“I love you, Josie. I’m so glad you’re able to speak your truth and live as your authentic self. You’re also so damn talented – I can’t wait to write for you again!,” Mindy tweeted.

(Note: Josie requested that production photos from her work be used instead of current photos.)

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'Champions' Star Josie Totah Comes Out as Transgender

Josie Totah, formerly known as JJ Totah, has come out as a transgender female in a powerful essay for Time.

Totah, 17, is best known for her work on the sitcom Champions and roles on Glee, Jessie, and the movies Other People and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

In her essay, Josie opens up about being shoved into the “gay boy” box in Hollywood and how people in the entertainment industry kept assuming her identity.

“Numerous reporters have asked me in interviews how it feels to be a young gay man. I was even introduced that way before receiving an award from an LGBTQ+ rights organization. I understand that they didn’t really know better. I almost felt like I owed it to everybody to be that gay boy. But that has never been the way I think of myself,” she wrote.

“My pronouns are she, her and hers. I identify as female, specifically as a transgender female. And my name is Josie Totah,” she said.

Josie credits Jazz Jennings and her TLC series I Am Jazz for helping her realize her identity and being the catalyst for her seeking out hormone replacement therapy.

“There are still things that scare me. Identity documents can be hard for transgender people to change. I’m afraid of that moment when someone looks at the ID, looks at the photo, looks at the gender marker – looks at you. I never want to feel like I’m not allowed in somewhere because of who I am. I’m scared that being transgender is going to limit me in that way. And I’m scared that I’ll be judged, rejected, made uncomfortable, that people will look at me differently,” Josie wrote in her essay.

She added, “But when my friends and family call me Josie, it feels like I’m being seen. It’s something everyone wants, to feel understood. And, as a semi-religious person who went to Catholic school, I have come to believe that God made me transgender. I don’t feel like I was put in the wrong body. I don’t feel like there was a mistake made. I believe that I am transgender to help people understand differences. It allows me to gain perspective, to be more accepting of others, because I know what it feels like to know you’re not like everyone else.”

Read the full essay on Time.com.

(Note: Josie requested that production photos from her work be used instead of current photos)

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Joey King & Jacob Elordi Couple Up at City Year Spring Break

Joey King and her boyfriend Jacob Elordi pose together on the red carpet at the City Year Los Angeles’ Spring Break: Destination Education event held at Sony Studios on Saturday night (April 28) in Los Angeles.

The couple was joined by Nolan Gould, JJ Totah, Troian Bellisario, Zoey Deutch, Mitch Grassi, Beau Mirchoff, Niki Koss, Thomas Barbusca, Justin Prentice, Mollee Gray and Steven R. McQueen.

Guests enjoyed booths set up by Aramark, Comcast NBCUniversal, E!, Hulu, JP Morgan Chase/Atom Tickets, Karma Tequila, MarVista, PEOPLE, RealD, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox, Univision, Walmart, and Westfield, among others. The event was attended by 1,400 guests and raised $2.2 million for education!

FYI: Niki is wearing a Ramy Brook top and pants with an Amyo Jewelry choker.

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Chloe Moretz & Tommy Dorfman Step Out in Style for GLAAD Media Awards 2018

Chloe Moretz hits the red carpet for the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday night (April 12) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 21-year-old actress looked pretty in a metallic dress with neon pink detailing for the awards show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chloe Moretz

Also stepping out for the awards event were Tommy Dorfman, Kiersey Clemons, Madeline Brewer, JJ Totah, Gigi Gorgeous and fiancee Nats Getty, and Arielle Kebbel.

FYI: Chloe is wearing a dress by The Vampire’s Wife and Tamara Mellon heels. Madeline is wearing a Carolina Herrera dress, Brian Atwood heels, Hueb earrings, and Anabela Chan rings. Tommy is wearing a Ermenegildo Zegna Couture suit. Arielle is wearing a Jovani dress, Sarah Flint shoes, and Csarite by Karin Jamieson jewelry.

15+ pictures inside of the stars arriving at the event…More Here! »

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