In May of 2011, writer Janet Mock came out as a transgender woman in Marie Claire magazine. With her stunning looks and 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 hits stores. It's a must-read for anyone who's been in a relationship, transgender or otherwise.
(Photo: Courtesy of Janet Mock)