Kayla Hansen poses in her room at her aunt's house in Greenville, Mich. Hansen suffers from CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome), which manifests itself in burns all over her arms, shoulders, neck and face.
A man and his son pose in Newfield, New York.
Marlo Fisken, a dance instructor, poses in the dance studio in her house in Boulder, Colorado. Fisken was recruited to work as a personal trainer for Jeffrey Epstein about 14 years ago. She left the job after refusing Epstein’s suggestive proposals.
Logan Ireland, staff sergeant in the United States Air Force, poses in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ireland transitioned while serving when it was against policy to do so. Under the current policy, preventing transgender people from joining the military unless they serve in the sex they were assigned at birth, Ireland will be able to continue serving.
From left, United States Army Specialist Jordan Lively, and his wife Malaina Lively, pose at their house in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jordan recently transitioned and is waiting for his company commander to sign off on the paperwork for hormone treatment.
Beverly Felipe, 19, a freshman at Johnson & Wales University, poses at Johnson & Wales University in Denver, Colorado. Felipe was expelled from her high school, Victory Preparatory Academy, in 2017 after participating in a protest asking for more extracurriculars and school dances. The schools' handling of the protest has become a 1st Amendment (free speech) lawsuit.
Morgan Stickney, a member of the 2019 U.S. Paralympics Swimming National Team, poses at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Stickney had an irrevocable injury and decided to undergo a rare surgery amputating her leg under the knee to retain muscle function.
Hassan El-Amin dressed as Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge poses in Dallas, Texas.
Iman Numan, Funeral Director and Manager at Mercy Funeral Home LLC, poses in her office in Hazel Park, Mich. After Numan's nephew died of a drug overdose, she wanted her community to acknowledge overdose deaths.
Captain Alivia Stehlik, the physical therapist for the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, poses at her current home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Following the Supreme Court's decision to allow President Donald Trump's transgender military ban to go into effect, Stehlik, a transgender woman, is hoping she can keep her job in the military.
From left, Vice President of American Jewelry and Loan, Seth Gold, poses with his father and President of American Jewelry and Loan, Les Gold, at American Jewelry and Loan in Detroit.
Carmen Ladipo poses in Ithaca, New York.
Bayan Alqaq, of Dallas, Texas, stands as people speak during a rally against anti-Muslim intolerance outside of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center in Dallas, Texas.
Virginia "Ginny" Fuchs, captain of the USA Boxing Team, poses at the USA boxing gym within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ginny was diagnosed with severe obsessive compulsive disorder about 20 years ago and continues to work through her OCD symptoms daily.
Aimee Stephens poses at her home in Redford, Mich. Stephens worked as a funeral director at R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, until she was fired two weeks after informing the funeral home’s owner that she is a transgender woman. Stephens filed charges and her case has been heard by the District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Now, her case is headed to the Supreme Court.