That time trans male model Laith Ashley slayed the runway & no one could stop talking about it

Laith Ashley
Laith AshleyPhoto: screenshot

With Pride festivals around the nation canceled or postponed, LGBTQ Nation is bringing the celebration to you with our new series “Flashes of Pride.” We’ll look back at some of our community’s finest moments from the past few years as a reminder that no matter what life throws our way, queer people will fight our way through it and dance when we hit the other side.

When male model Laith Ashley walked the runway at the Marco Marco fashion show in 2016, the crowd literally cheered. While the entire show consists of trans and nonbinary models, video of the moment will make your heart swell with pride.

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Ashley, a transgender man, started his modeling career as an Instagram sensation and admits being trans has made being a model more difficult, but it hasn’t stopped him from landing gigs with major brands and fashion icons.


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