Playboy introduces first transgender playmate

Ines Rau, Playboy's first transgender Playmate. Twitter photo.

Playboy Magazine introduced their first transgender playmate, Ines Rau.

"Am I really going to be a Playmate—me?" the 26-year-old, originally from Paris, France, playfully asked. "It’s the most beautiful compliment I’ve ever received. It’s like getting a giant bouquet of roses."

Rau gets refreshingly honest in her Playboy profile; "I lived a long time without saying I was transgender," says Rau. "I dated a lot and almost forgot. I was scared of never finding a boyfriend and being seen as weird. Then I was like, You know, you should just be who you are. It’s a salvation to speak the truth about yourself, whether it’s your gender, sexuality, whatever. The people who reject you aren’t worth it. It’s not about being loved by others; it’s about loving yourself."

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She is posing nude in the November issue. "Nudity shouldn’t be taboo. Nudity means a lot to me, since I went through a transition to get where I want to be," she explained. "Nudity is a celebration of the human being without all the excess. It’s not about sexuality but the beauty of the human body, whether male or female. You can’t lie."

The announcement has already received a staggering number of comments, both positive and negative. Playboy tweeted an incredible "Well, actually..." on all the haters soon after the initial tweet. Declaring "The first transgender woman to pose for Playboy was Tula in September 1991," with this jaw-dropping photograph. 

Tula for Playboy Magazine. Twitter photo.

Copyright The Gayly – October 19, 2017 @ 1:05 p.m. CST.