Upcoming Local TransFamilies Meetings for Parents and Caregivers:

Santa Cruz Meeting:
Saturday December 7, 3-5 pm
The Education Room of Calvary Episcopal Church
532 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA
Calvary Episcopal Church is an affirming church that welcomes people of all genders. TransFamilies does not have an affiliation with the church, beyond renting space for our meetings.

Watsonville Meeting:
Saturday, November 16th 3:00-5:00 pm
46A Brennan St, Watsonville, CA

If you have questions or concerns that need immediate attention before the next meeting,
call us at 831-205-0078 or email:

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 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.

 Judge Phyllis Frye

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