Last week, the complete 2014 Trans 100 list was published. Initially released the evening of the International Trans Day Of Visibility during the Trans 100 annual conference and launch event on March 31, the list spotlights the work of transgender activists, artists, athletes, professionals, and difference-makers.
An anonymous group of curators vetted a long list of nominees provided by the public. Honorees were selected for their efforts to build networks in the transgender community and to reduce poverty, ostracism, and stigmatization. The key criteria included "what are they doing to make life better for other trans folk in their daily lives?"
Honorees included Lana Wachowski (Matrix writer and director), Fallon Fox (MMA), and Carmen Carrera (RuPaul's Drag Race). Also honored were less well-known transfolk like transgender military inclusion advocate and Bilerico contributor Brynn Tannehill, writers Imogen Binnie and TC Tolbert, and Original Plumbing founder Amos Mac.
More information, including the full list, can be found at the Trans 100 website.