Transgender activist new face of Clean & Clear

By : Jeremy Williams
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Jazz Jennings, a 14-year-old transgender activist, has been named one of the faces of the “See The Real Me” campaign for Clean & Clear skincare products.

Clean & Clear, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson, said on their YouTube channel, “Although middle school was hard for Jazz, her experiences haven’t stopped her from wanting to show the world her true self.”

Their message is accompanied by a video of Jennings expressing others to “be your true self”. The video currently has nearly 700,000 views.

“I’ve always known who I am,” Jennings said in the video. “I was a girl trapped in a boy’s body. I decided to make a change and put myself out there.”

This is not Johnson & Johnson’s first involvement in LGBT issues. On March 6 they joined other Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Starbucks and Microsoft in signing the amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court calling to legalize same sex marriage nationwide.

Jennings was named one of the 25 most influential teens by Time magazine in 2014 and will have a documentary series premiere on TLC later this year.

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