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Amelia Gapin is first trans woman on cover of “Women’s Running”

Life-long runner Amelia Gapin realized the dream of many athletes this month — landing on the cover of a prominent fitness magazine. Gapin graces July’s issue of Women’s Running — the first trans woman to ever do so.

“For me to be on the cover of a women’s magazine is kind of a sense of validation that other people are seeing transgender women as women,” she told People.

The 33-year-old software engineer is a co-founder of MyTransHealth — a startup that helps  trans people find doctors experienced with trans healthcare.

Gapin came to Women’s Running’s pages after winning a cover search contest she entered last fall.

“I’m hoping that it shows people that are thinking about coming out, or want to transition and are afraid, that you can transition and things can go well,” she told People. “It’s really scary to be a trans person right now with everything that’s going on, and I know that a lot of people who were thinking about transition are reconsidering that. So if I can show them that it can be a very positive thing and it’s not going to necessarily be horrible.”

Read the full story at People.

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