NEXT SANTA CRUZ MEETING:

Local TransFamilies Meetings for Parents and Caregivers September 2018:

TransFamilies of Santa Cruz
Saturday October 6th, 3-5 pm
The Education Room of Calvary Episcopal Church
532 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA
We will be hosting Dr. Jen Hastings at this meeting to answer questions about healthcare for our kids

TransFamilies of Watsonville PV
Wednesday October 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
46A Brennan St, Watsonville, CA

If you have questions or concerns that need immediate attention before the next meeting,
call Heidi at 831-251-7749 or email: TransFamiliesofSantaCruz@gmail.com.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Transgender Role Models- Part 4- Professionally Successful Trans Americans

This is installment #4 on my series devoted to transgender role models. To view the others simply scroll down through past blogs.

I'm delighted to share a just released article from LGBTQnation.com on "The Top 50 Professionally Successful American Transgender Role Models You Should Know."

A few of these people I covered in prior installments in this series on role models, but the vast majority of them were unknown even to me. Each has a photo and a one paragraph bio. They are individuals who have achieved exceptional success in their respective professional fields and blew me away and will hopefully inspire you and your family.

I would be remiss to not mention that out of 50 in this article only 13 are trans men. This serves to further illustrate my question in installment 3 on why are most of the trans people garnering attention trans women?

When building this list of transgender people with great careers, there were five basic criterion:
  1. They are American.
  2. They are currently living.
  3. They’ve had successful careers after transition.
  4. Their careers should have little to nothing to do with being transgender (i.e, trans people can be something other than professional advocates).
  5. They are publicly out as transgender.
This list is not comprehensive, and there are literally hundreds more we did not list. The careers represented are deliberately eclectic, as are their genders, ages, races, and are intended to show the diversity of the community.
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 Judge Phyllis Frye

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