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Here's what it feels like to be gay, if you are straight. I never thought of it this way.

Being gay is not as simple as being straight, from what I've heard from my non-straight friends.

I wouldn't know, as I take my straightness for granted.


It's easy to do that when I'm in the 90% majority and most people are like me in that regard. But what would it be like if 90% of the people were gay and 10% were straight?

Watch and learn.

Obviously, this isn't the entirety of the gay experience — just a tiny peek. But it would be great if more straight people understood it. If only there were a way to let them know...

For the first time in its 56-year history, Sports Illustrated will feature a transgender model on its glossy cover. 23-year-old Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio will appear in the July issue, which hits stands early next week. Sampaio wrote on Instagram that she was "excited and honored" to be part of such an iconic issue, adding: "The team at SI has created yet another groundbreaking issue by bringing together a diverse set of multitalented, beautiful women in a creative and dignified way."

A native of Fortaleza, a city in northeastern Brazil, Sampaio has been making history in the fashion world in recent years. She was already the first trans model to make the 2017 cover of Vogue Paris. Scouted while she was a young teen, she quickly made her way onto key runways in her home country. She managed to make an impression in a short time— launching her career at 18 years old—as L'Oréal Paris's first trans model. She hit another milestone last year, when she was the face of Victoria's Secret campaign, breaking barriers as the first trans woman working with the brand.

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