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“Thoughts on Rayon- Dallas Buyers Club” – Precious Davis

I recently watched Dallas Buyers Club after hearing both objection and ovation over Jared Leto’s performance as the transgender character “Rayon”. I wanted to form my own opinion through the lens of intersectionality for which drew upon my experience and expertise as a performance artist, social justice activist, and transgender woman. While the narrative of being Transgender…

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Sugar & Spice: Episode 2

We’re finally back! Episode 2 finds the “Unlikely Duo” of Bailey Jay and I chatting about current trans-related news stories, the different corners of the trans* community, The Trans 100, race, and privilege. We even take a couple messages from The Sugar and Spice Trans Advice line (leave a message anytime at 1-(405)TRANS-05), and talk about…

Trans 100 Event Launch

Trans 100 Launch Event

The 2013 Trans 100 is an inaugural overview of the breadth and diversity of work being done in, by, and for the transgender community across the United States. The first effort of its kind, the list intends to shift the coverage of trans issues by focusing on the positive work being accomplished, and providing visibility…

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Important Conversations: Rising Above A “Transgendered” Life w/ Angelica Ross

Listen to internet radio with ToniNewman on Blog Talk Radio African-American Transgender Author/Writer Toni Newman chats with African-American Transgender Songwriter/Actress Angelica Ross. The discussion talks about the struggles minority transgender men and women face in America and the ability to overcome obstacles to find success. Guys, conversations like these are SO important to the accountability…

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The Trans 100

We Happy Trans is thrilled to partner with This is HOW for the launch of the Trans 100. This will be a list of 100 trans activists currently working in the U.S. to improve the conditions of the community and the lives of those in it. We are now looking for nominations, particularly persons of…

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Sugar & Spice: Episode 1

We’ve been talking about it for a while, but Bailey Jay and I finally launched Sugar and Spice, a trans news and advice show! By very happy coincidence, Namoli Brennet was touring nearby, so we coaxed her into joining us for the first episode. It’s two-freakin’-hours long, but there’s a great performance, a whole bunch…

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Shemalia’s Film Fiasco

“Welcome my little lambs!” Our friend Bailey Jay has created a spooktacular Halloween special exclusively for We Happy Trans. Your screams and howls will wake the dead as this batty undead beauty hosts and mocks the unheard of Italian horror film “Bloody Pit Of Horror“. Enjoy! [click here if the video above doesn’t work] And stay tuned…

Aurora’s Light

This site is dedicated to promoting positive transgender experiences.  What happened in Aurora, Illinois tonight is no such thing, but there is still an opportunity to put this right. I grew up near this school, and my brother and sister-in-law are homeowners in this district. If I were to have a nephew or niece, this…

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Sleeping While Trans

I paused at the door and took a breath before knocking. I had already mentally noted the path back to the street, and was going to take no more than one step into the apartment. If he told me that the other people who were supposed to be there had cancelled, or anything that sounded…

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Dear Media…

Dear Media, Advertisers, Producers, Casting Directors, HR Managers, etc., It’s time you recognized the reality of transgender people. Nay, it’s high time you recognized the incredible beauty, power, and talent of trans people. While there is little firm data, a variety of reports indicate that anywhere from .3%-2% of the population has had strong transgender…