News & Media

Two Casting Calls for Trans Actors!

There’s no doubt about the capacity of mass media to frame our perceptions of certain populations, for better of worse.  Unfortunately for trans people, most depictions of us have been of the latter type. Two common complaints are that trans characters are played by cis actors, and that stories about trans people are written and/or…

Call for participants in study on positive trans experiences

We Happy Trans readers: I was recently contacted by a group of “queer-identified and queer-allied researchers who are conducting two separate qualitative studies–one regarding transgender individuals’ positive experiences and one regarding genderqueer identity.” I have not yet met the doctor conducting the study, but we have corresponded by email and I will participate myself next…

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Jen’s Announcement

[Note: the following post was created to supplement my transition announcement, which read as follows: To you, all my friends, family and colleagues, I am writing to share a personal transition with those of you who have not yet heard. In brief, I am transgender and have changed my name to Jen Richards. I ask…

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An Informal Introduction

I am so thrilled to be writing this blog for all of the WeHappyTrans readers. After having coffee the other morning with lovely WeHappyTrans founder, Jen, here in Chicago, I knew that I wanted my first formal post to be, well, rather informal. I suppose I should start off with the basics. My name is…