“I hope that people take from this that trans people don’t all look the same,” the pair who started the hashtag said. “They’re not all white, skinny and androgynous people — they’re all unique and they’re all valid.”
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Stephanie Marie Anderson

3 Oct 2016 - 1:02 PM  UPDATED 3 Oct 2016 - 1:03 PM

Over the weekend, the hashtag #transtakeover took off, encouraging trans and gender diverse to celebrate their identities and raise visibility by posting selfies.

Created by Twitter users @matttbh_ and @dadddydev, the pair was ecstatic to see the hashtag begin to trend.

Speaking to BuzzFeed News, they said: “We started it because we both saw a hashtag on Twitter called #TransGirlsBreakTheInternet, but we thought that it’s about time there was a diverse hashtag that didn’t only cover transgender people, but non-binary and queer people".

“We reached so many people of all shapes, sizes, and identities, we could never have imagined that response at all,” they said. “We’re just two people from small towns in the UK. It was super nice to see how many people used it as a way of coming out.”

The results are beautiful.

You can check out more incredible selfies here.