We Happy Trans , a website that celebrates the positive experiences of transgender people, and This is H.O.W., a Phoenix-based trans advocacy organization, have teamed up for the first-ever "Trans 100" list.
The list began as an idea by This Is H.O.W. Executive Director Antonia D’orsay, then developed in partnership with Jen Richards of We Happy Trans.
A week ago, Trans 100 held its annual celebration of transgender advocates in Chicago where Janet Mock and Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler were keynote speakers.
The inaugural Trans 100 list, composed of transgender people from all over the United States was created with the intention of shifting the coverage of transgender issues by focusing on the positive work that is being accomplished, and providing visibility to those typically underrepresented.
“The value of the work that is represented by the 100 people on this list is immeasurable,” D’orsay is quoted as saying during the inaugural celebration. “These people demonstrate the diversity, the determination, and the incredible triumph of spirit that informs all trans people, no matter where they are. This is just a glimpse of what trans people can accomplish.”
View the full "Trans 100" list below:
Channyn Lynne Parker
ellie june navidson
Harper Jean Tobin
Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler
Mia Tu Mutch
Miss Major Griffin-Gacy
S. Bear Bergman
Sasha Alexander Goldberg
Trisha Lee Holloway
Yoseñio V. Lewis