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Trans 100 List Spotlights Trans Change-Makers

Filed By Guest Blogger | April 15, 2014 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Janet Mock, Trans 100, trans advocates, Trans Day of Visibility

trans-100-logo.jpgEditor's Note: Guest blogger Andé Morgan is a freelance writer who writes film and television reviews for Bitch Flicks and is a contributing columnist for The Rainbow Hub.

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.

Activist and author Janet Mock provided the keynote address at the event. Trans 100 is sponsored by several nonprofits, including GLAAD, Chicago House, and Lambda Legal.

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.

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