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Author and transgender rights activist Janet Mock (pictured) announced her engagement to longtime beau and New York photographer, Aaron Tredwell (pictured).  Mock showed off her sparkler and answered her betrothed’s question on her Twitter and Instagram sites by simply stating, “I said “YES!”

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Mock, who landed her own web series on Shift by MSNBCtitled “So POPular,” has not provided any more details about her upcoming nuptials on her social media sites.

The curly-haired diva met her future Prince back in 2009 at a Manhattan bar, and, for her, it was an instant attraction.  She was on the dance floor, turned around and was in awe of the person her eyes gravitated towards. Mock told the online mag XOJane, “As I turned around, I see the guy–this handsome, handsome man with skin the color of caramel popcorn and almond-shaped eyes. His beauty, to me, is right out of my mind’s own sketch pad.  He’s a fantasy come true, and I want him to want me.”

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Born Charles Mock, the author of the memoir, “Redefining Realness” has admitted to presenting as a girl from age 12, taking hormones while attending high school and finally flying to Thailand to have sex reassignment surgery at age 18 during her first year in college.

Mock has now finally a man who has accepted ‘the totality of her experiences.’ “Aaron is better than my tweenage fantasies; better than the dreams I had of some boybander singing to me in a tree,” she told XO Jane. “Better than anything I could’ve written for my protagonists. He’s better because he’s real, because he exists, because he wants more than just the idea of me. He wants me.”

Congratulations, you two!


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