Corey Rae is a 25-year-old transgender activist, model, and writer living in Los Angeles, CA who works on shattering gender and sexuality stigmas around the transgender community. Corey was born transgender and started her physical transition when she was 15 years old. Shortly after, Corey was crowned the worlds 1st transgender prom queen. She then went to college and lived stealth for the next five years. She had gender reassignment surgery at 19, and came out publicly in 2016 through a blog post titled, “Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself.”
Corey continues to open up the conversation and educate others about being transgender through many platforms. Corey shares personal stories of her upbringing and experiences on her website, as well elevates the stories of other positive and unique LGBTQ+ members on CoreyRae.com. She writes a monthly advice column for transgender women on StyleCaster with helpful tips and tricks for everyday life before, during, and after the transition process.
Corey has a strong academic and personal knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community. She majored in Public Relations and minored in Sociology at Hofstra University and focused on the sociology of gender and sexuality at the University of Amsterdam, where she studied abroad. Knowing that she’s become her own dream come true, she now has her sights set on making a monumental difference for the transgender community.
Watch Corey at the 2019 MAKERS Conference: