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The works of García Lorca, internationally recognized as Spain's most prominent lyric poet and dramatist of the twentieth century, are filled with thinly veiled homosexual motifs and themes.
 
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Honoring Trans Activists
Posted by: Claude J. Summers on 04/09/13
Last updated on: 04/09/13
 
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Jen Richards of We Happy Trans.

The Trans 100, a list of 100 trans activists, highlights the diversity of transgender people and honors the work of American transgender activists. A project of the websites We Happy Trans and This Is H.0.W., which promote positive images of the transgender community, the Trans 100 documents the diversity of work being done in, by, and for the transgender community while also honoring the brave people who do it.

The list was revealed at a launch event sponsored by the websites and GLAAD and has been published at BuzzFeed.

As Saeed Jones explains at BuzzFeed, "The project received over 500 nominations in December 2012, then narrowed down to spotlight 100 trans artists, educators, activists, and writers." Jones observes that the final list includes "An independent filmmaker in Oakland, the executive director of the only LGBT center in Queens, an advocate for trans students, the first trans reality-television star, trans pioneers, as well as emerging trans voices."

Many well known names, such as Allyson Robinson, Jennifer Boylan, Kate Bornstein, Susan Stryker, Mara Keisling, Janet Mock, and Masen Davis, are among the Trans 100, but the list also includes many young people and others who have not received sufficient public attention.

As Wilson Cruz, actor and strategic giving officer for GLAAD, explains, "While media coverage so often misses the mark on accurate portrayals of trans people, the Trans 100 is changing the game by sharing the inspiring and diverse stories behind trans advocacy."

In the video below, Jen Richards of We Happy Trans explains the Trans 100 project.

 
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