Kim Petras makes history as the second transgender woman to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Conservatives express backlash and call for a boycott of the magazine

Strong support emerges in response to anti-transgender remarks

Kim Petras shares the Swimsuit Issue cover with Megan Fox, Brooks Nader, and Martha Stewart

Petras discusses the pressure she feels as an LGBTQ+ icon and the importance of representation

Despite challenges, Petras sees the positive side with increased transgender representation

Conservative critics accuse the publication of class contempt and "mind rape

Supportive voices stand up against hate, emphasizing the need for acceptance

Petras's presence is celebrated by those tired of traditional beauty standards dictated by men

Petras's message goes beyond her transgender identity, focusing on embracing all aspects of oneself