Quick Hit: 100 Amazing trans* Americans you should know

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Tobias Rodriguez. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization.

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Last week, on the International Trans Day of Visibility, We Happy Trans and This is HOW honored 100 trans* Americans. The launch event was also cosponsored by Chicago House and GLAAD.

According to Buzzfeed, “the Trans 100 represents an effort — which will hopefully be reflected across the LGBT community — to break down implicit (and explicit) transphobia in media coverage by highlighting the diversity of trans Americans.”

Some well known trans activists were included, such as Kate Bornstein, Harper Jean Tobin, and Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, while many grassroots organizers and educators, like Charlie Solidum, Bree Sutherland, and Elliot Fukui–who’ll be starting a sex ed advice column right here at Feministing soon–were also recognized for their work.

Check out the full list from Buzzfeed. Congrats to everyone! We can’t wait to see what’s next for these inspiring activists.

Image from Trans 100

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/wd40/ Hailey

    How could they not include Lynn Conway on that list, a godmother of modern computing due to her work on VLSI design and prototyping, an advocate for trans* in STEM fields, and the creator of a wonderful website of trans* stuff!