Dylan Mulvaney took TikTok by storm with her “days of girlhood” series, which documented her experiences as a transgender woman emotionally and physically. Today marks one year since Mulvaney came out as transgender and started sharing her journey on social media. Since then Mulvaney has amassed a whopping 10.8 million followers on the platform, walked the Grammys red carpet, visited the White House, and more.
She’s taken viewers on the journey of both procedures and gender affirming lifestyle changes. Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness gave Mulvaney her first haircut as a woman, and she eventually even shared pieces of her facial feminization surgery (FFS) experience. She’s also become known for her signature old Hollywood-glam infused style.
In honor of her 365th day of womanhood, Mulvaney has a powerful itinerary planned. She appeared at the 50th Anniversary PFLAG gala earlier this month, speaking on the importance of access to transgender healthcare amid restrictions in states like Tennessee. Today, she appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show, where she discussed everything from her celebration today to her meeting up with her idol Laverne Cox at the Grammys.
TikTok sensation Dylan Mulvaney shares the wisdom she got from @Lavernecox on documenting her transition. pic.twitter.com/L4JSKgjQr9
— The Drew Barrymore Show (@DrewBarrymoreTV) March 13, 2023
Mulvaney shared plenty of behind-the-scenes content of her day with Drew–from her creative process of picking out today’s hot pink ensemble to buying her first Chanel bag in honor of the occasion.
DAY 365 bag !!!!!
DAY 365 Never been kissed MEETS hasnt been kissed as a girl!!!! #drewbarrymore @drewbarrymore
This evening, Mulvaney will put on a live benefit concert in New York City, with proceeds supporting the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization specializing in suicide prevention among LGBTQ+ youth. Mulvaney previously toured with the Broadway production of Book of Mormon before she transitioned, and will be putting her vocals to use again for the event.
As of now, guest stars actress and singer Renee Rapp, Jonathan Van Ness of Queer Eye, and several other Broadway stars have been announced, with several other surprises expected to pop up throughout the night. The event will be broadcast from the Rainbow Room at NBC Studios in New York City.
Fans of Rapp and Mulvaney have been sharing their excitement about the event on social media. Rapp herself posted a reminder for fans to purchase $5 tickets to the livestream event, and teased her upcoming performance.
watching dylan, sis and L morgan lee sing right now at 365 rehearsal don’t miss this fucking joy https://t.co/GPAhkIALlf
— RMJ (@reneerapp) March 13, 2023
just wanna say how proud i am of dylan mulvaney for being so open about her transition this past year and for always standing up for trans rights. happy day 365! 🏳️⚧️ pic.twitter.com/IqwVkxrTZo
— zack 27 (@blurryfreaks) March 13, 2023
Rachel Brosnahan, known for her roles in The Blacklist and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, was photographed with Mulvaney outside of rehearsals, leading many to believe that she’ll have a role in the production.
Rachel Brosnahan with Dylan Mulvaney today preparing for Dylan's lifestream show next Monday
IG 📷 dylanmulvaney pic.twitter.com/58jB7JDsLL
— best of rachel brosnahan (@brosnafan) March 9, 2023
Some took to Twitter to continue to raise awareness of the anti-trans legislation being passed across the country. These range from drag-performance bans to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ “don’t say gay” bill and restrictions on gender affirming healthcare for trans youth.
Happy day 365 to Dylan Mulvaney! – And to anyone who is pushing and shoving and suffocating their Christian beliefs onto everyone with these anti trans laws, y'all are hypocrites, on the wrong side of history & I hope you have a shit day. K byeee xoxo #TransRightsAreHumanRights
— Tierra Skie (@TierraSkie) March 13, 2023
While Mulvaney has attracted some criticism for sharing her journey online, she has largely garnered a fan base of LGBTQ+ people and allies who have applauded her willingness to educate the masses on the transgender experience. Following criticism from former Olympian and trans women Caitlyn Jenner, Mulvaney was invited to the White House to speak with President Biden about gender-affirming healthcare and the inclusion of transgender athletes in sports.
Tonight’s event, “Dylan Mulvaney’s Day 365 Live!” will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT. Tickets may be purchased here.