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Statement Regarding Proposed Guidance on Title IX protections for Trans people

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We at the Trans 100 have a stringent policy regarding political commentary and commentary which does not uplift or affirm Trans people. We are, however, moved to make a statement condemning, strongly, stridently, and ferociously, the proposed guidance from the current Administration regarding the status of Title IX guidance relating to transgender students in US schools. This change in policy, while it does not change the legal landscape itself nor strip rights from Trans people, places Transgender and gender non-conforming children at risk of harm, at risk of poor health, at risk of decreased well being, and sends a strong message that they are neither welcome at nor in public

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The 2017 Trans 100 Event: March 31st, 2017 Little Rock, AR

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The Trans 100 is proud to announce The 2017 Trans 100 Event will be held in Little Rock, AR, at the Triniti Nightclub from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm CST on March 31st, 2017 (The International Trans Day of Visibility), and will be live streamed on The Trans 100 Facebook Page. Tickets are available here: https://trans100.typeform.com/to/E2HkI4 Although we are asking for 20 bucks, no one will be turned away except for reasons of space available. Triniti Nightclub is located at 1021 Jessie Rd, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202  

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Well, 2017 is here…

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So let’s get started with making the next Trans 100. I cannot say if there will be an event this year, but I can say it does not appear so. This is because I personally lack the skills to make such happen. I will be rearing that error throughout the year so that we do have an event in 2018, and welcome assistance in doing so. This year, the Trans 100 will publish 3 collectives of Excellence in Service to the Community. We will honor North American contributions with the standard Trans 100, this year including Canada and Mexico. We will honor International contributions, from the rest of the world.

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Kye Allums 2014 Trans 100 Keynote Speech

Kye Allums Keynote delivers the opening keynote at the 2014 Trans 100 Event Live in Chicago!  Kye Allums is the founder of the “I AM Enough” project, the first openly trans athlete in Division I sports, and one of the 2014 Trans 100 Honorees!  The 2014 Trans 100 was Sponsored by GLAAD, Lamda Legal and Chicago House.

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Laverne Cox Trans 100 2014 Keynote Speech “Hurt People, Hurt People” (Video)

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“Hurt People, Hurt People” Laverne Cox, star of Orange is the New Black gives the final Keynote speech of the night at the 2014 Trans 100 Event Live in Chicago! Laverne’s words struck to the core of community issues that we all need to take an honest look at. The 2014 Trans 100 was Sponsored by GLAAD, Lamda Legal and Chicago House.

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Monika MHz’s Keynote Essay: Forging the Future

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When we were putting together the inaugural Trans 100 publication, we wanted a keynote essay, one that would set the tone for the entire effort. For me, there was one clear choice, a woman whose voice I trust wholly and deeply, not because she says what I want or expect to hear, but because she always both meets me where I’m at and then takes me further. She surprises me by laying bare both my own assumptions and a capacity for love, forgiveness, and hope that I didn’t realize was there. The essay is below, and the video above is a talk based on a modified version of it. Jen

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Janet Mock’s Keynote Address at the Trans 100 Launch Event

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For more from Janet Mock, please visit JanetMock.com. Nominate a trans person for the 2014 Trans 100 (U.S.) here. Recorded at Mayne Stage, Chicago, on March 31st, 2013, with the support of Chicago House, GLAAD, Mayne Stage, Orbitz, Progress Printing, Dr Graphx, and individual donors.

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In the New York Times

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Trans 100 Honoree Laverne Cox recently penned an Op-ed as part of a series on Trans Rights in the New York TImes Opinion Pages. She mentions the Trans 100 as a group of people that should be seen for their excellence in working towards the improvement in the lives of Trans people. She notes: There are some prominent trans voices speaking to the issues that affect us, and they inspire me to do the work of making the world more just for trans people. Jen Richards and Toni D’orsay, founders of The Trans 100, to name some of those trans folks more of us should know. The Trans 100 is proud

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