In May of 2011, writer Janet Mock came out as a transgender woman in Marie Claire magazine. With her longtime boyfriend, photographer and filmmaker Aaron Tredwell, Mock is a passionate advocate for gender equality. But Mock and Tredwell's story transcends being trans — fans got a sneak peek into their loving relationship via their popular podcast, The Missing Piece. In February 2014, Mock's memoir, Redefining Realness, hit the top of the bestseller's list.
(Photo: Courtesy of Janet Mock)