The Queerties 2018

Trans teen Theodore Zane is educating the world one Instagram at a time

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This profile is part of a series of posts about young LGBTQ activists out to make change in the 2018 Queerties category Up & Coming.

Known on his tax forms as Theodore Zane, social media maven AlienTheodore does more than just strike a pose for selfies. Zane came out as transgender via his YouTube channel in 2017, and has since used his savvy to help the world understand the transition process for a F to M transgender teen, a courageous act of self-revelation intended to help other teens like him.

Besides sharing the details of his transition with the world, Theodore also offers up his love of iCarly and Reba McEntire and loves to share pictures of day-to-day life online.

Recently, BuzzFeed named Theodore as one of the most inspiring teen Instagrammers for his frankness and positive attitude in sharing the details of his transition and answering fan questions. Recently, he modeled his first tufts of facial hair and his weight loss on his Instagram account, where he boasts more than 117,000 followers.

We also hope he starts rocking that spaceship again soon. After all, what could be cooler than a transgender man cruising the skies blasting some Reba?

Vote for Theodore in the 2018 Queerty Awards here.