Making an appearance in the marquee centerfold spot of Playboy magazine’s Nov-Dec issue, Ines Rau is the first ever transgender Playmate to be featured in the magazine’s issue which will be available on 31st Oct.
The 26-year-old French model had earlier appeared in the May 2014 issue of the magazine in a feature titled ‘Evolution’ which explored gender identity.
This is not the first time that a transgender woman has appeared in the magazine.
In a 1981 issue, Caroline Cossey had made an appearance in the magazine, however, she wasn’t public about her status as a transgender then. Later she was featured again in 1991 after she came out as a transgender.
“Its salvation to speak the truth about yourself, whether it’s your gender, sexuality, whatever”
said Rau pointing out how liberating the experience had been for her.
Playboy magazine stood firm despite receiving a few negative comments on the social media in regards to its choice of Playmates.