Well peeps, this is the moment everyone's anxiously been waiting for, the unveiling of the inaugural Trans 100 List (US). This one is going to be US centric because as Toni D'orsay, the visionary person behind it says:
It all comes down to something I have said before: it is not my place to step in and decide for other nations who the best people doing the hardest work are. I am an unabashed citizen of the US, and while I have some cultural competence with other cultures and countries, it is still an outsider’s perspective and flawed and it can’t possibly be as decent as the ideas of those who are living there locally.So international trans folks, while the TransGriot and others in the States do try to keep up with the trans activists in other regions of the world doing trans human rights work and in many cases they are our friends, you would still know better than us who is doing the work in your various nations and the trans persons inside your borders worthy of recognition.
Besides, I'd love to see a British Trans 100, an Australasian, Canadian or other national ones. I'd even like to see regional ones such as an Asian-Pacific Rim, African, Caribbean, Latin American, African or South American ones.
The process of putting your national or regional specific lists can also serve as a community building exercise and facilitate fostering contacts across borders that will help with future trans human rights work..
But as Mr. T would say, enough jibber-jabber.. Here's The 2013 Trans 100 List with some award winning blogger y'all know on it.
The Trans 100:
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
And thanks Toni and Jen and the curators for all the hard work you engaged in as you put this together the list and all the people who busted their butts to make the Trans 100 event in Chicago last Sunday an unqualified success.