This year's event will be hosted by transgender artist and advocate Angelica Ross. Actress and advocate Laverne Cox and I Am Enough founder Kye Allums will be in the house at the March 30 live event as keynote speakers. Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler will also be partnering with the Trans 100 peeps and bringing Trans* H4CK to Chicago in conjunction with the Trans 100 reveal weekend.
“Considering that Trans* H4CK focuses on creating technology for trans*
people with the input of trans* people, it makes sense to partner with
the Trans 100 in an effort to further highlight transgender activists
that are changing the world for the better,” said Dr. Ziegler.
Trans*H4CK Chicago will take place March 28-30
The Trans 100 list intends to shift the coverage of trans issues by
focusing on the positive work being accomplished, and providing
visibility to those typically underrepresented. The inaugural Trans 100
list was released in 2013 and can be viewed at www.thetrans100.org.
“We’re particularly excited that this year’s list will be an entirely
different group than 2013, our way of further showing just how much
work is being done, and of growing the Trans 100 into a living resource,
not only for trans people, but also organizations the general public
looking to better understand our needs,” said Trans 100 Co-Director, Antonia D’orsay.
For those of you who are in the Chicago area, next weekend's Trans 100 Live event is already sold out, but you can watch the live stream of it here from 7:00-9:00 PM CDT.
So looking forward to seeing the 2014 edition of the Trans 100.