These people demonstrate the diversity, the determination, and the incredible triumph of spirit that informs all trans people, no matter where they are.
This is just a glimpse of what trans people can accomplish.” Buzzfeed offered some brief bios of each honoree, but other news outlets have mostly just published a list of names.
We included quotes for everybody we were able to find online writing by or an interview with.
As always, let us know if we’ve made any mistakes by emailing riese [at] autostraddle dot com!
Antonia D’orsay said this about the Trans 100: “The value of the work that is represented by the 100 people on this list is immeasurable.When I started my transition, I went into it with the understanding that even if another man never wanted me ever again, I was doing the right thing. However, these men - almost exclusively - have been less than gentlemanly in their communications. Is it because they have experience of trans sex workers?It was more important to be It was wonderful to be in a relationship as me for the first time. My boyfriend was patient, understanding and never once had an opinion about all the stuff I'm going through. With so much going on in my life, I felt unable to fully commit. Given that I'm now heterosexual, I decided to get on Tinder, which I was told is basically Grindr for straight people with fewer dick-pics. There is a damaging myth that trans people are trying to 'trick' straight men into sex like gender-confused, land-based sirens. Again, having never been on Tinder as a cisgender woman I can't tell you if this is the universal experience of Tinder or not (please do tweet me your experiences), but almost immediately these guys have propositioned me for no-strings 'kinky' sex. There are a disproportionate number of trans sex workers for reasons I'd have to do a whole article on."Society is still not at a place yet where they see us as family."Ross called off the engagement and was single for about eight years.She's recently started dating someone new and said she's hopeful, but that it's been a challenging road.