7 Questions – Audrey

7 Questions – Audrey

I really do have a special spot for first videos, submissions by people who aren’t really visible online, but get inspired by the other entries here and decide to put themselves out there. It’s terrifying to take that initial step and a testament to the power of the stories shared. Audrey is a chess loving…

7 Questions – Danielle

7 Questions – Danielle

Even before watching, I already knew Danielle was a kind and patient woman, because she’s been perfectly sweet about the long delay in getting her video posted here. Happily, her charming video further reinforces this. I love that she’s working directly with corporations on how their employment policies impact transgender people. This is one of…

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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…

7 Questions – Precious

7 Questions – Precious

We Happy Trans is particularly happy to introduce our newest partner, Precious Davis! Watch her 7 Questions video below for a taste of the fierce pride, intelligence, drive, beauty, talent, and love that makes it our privilege have her join our team, read our About page for more about Precious and her work, and then…

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7 Questions – Rye

I believe Rye may be the first participant who embraces the term cross-dresser, and I’m thrilled that they feel comfortable talking about that, both publicly through their stand up comedy and on this site. There is a definite schism in the wider trans* community between trans women and cross-dressers. Given that I’ve seen such prejudice…

Proposed PREA Regulation for Immigration Detainees Includes Trans Protections

The Department of Justice (DOJ) released a final rule for the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) in May that includes a number of protections for trans people in prison, protections that facilities are already working to implement with the help of trans and LGBT activists.  But what about immigration detainees?  The DOJ rule doesn’t apply…

7 Questions – Sherri

7 Questions – Sherri

The last of the first batch of videos from the This is HOW community is also the shortest 7Qs submission yet! Take two minutes to meet Sherri, who joins Lavon, Kayla, Victoria, Nickie, Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni. Sherri’s video is a good reminder that while the activists, writers, vloggers, etc., have a LOT to say (myself included), most trans…

7 Questions – Sarah Christine

7 Questions – Sarah Christine

I’m loving this fantastically effusive 7 Questions video from Sarah Christine, a “queer lesbian leaning pansexual…femme leaning tomboy.”   Watch to learn about her chosen family and her ideas on changing fear & condemnation into love & compassion, then, like I’m about to do, go follow her on Twitter and subscribe to YouTube channel and blog.…

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7 Questions – Poppy Ann

Welcome Poppy Ann, a trans woman, grandmother, former British solider, and current sailboat resident. 1) What’s your name? Chosen or otherwise. My Name is now Miss Poppy Ann Lynagh-Smith. The ‘Poppy’ part was chosen by my daughter, who said it will make it easier on my grandchildren as they did know me as ‘pirate popps’…

7 Questions – Lavon

7 Questions – Lavon

Welcome Lavon, another member of the This is HOW community  (joining Kayla, Victoria, Nickie, Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni). Several aspects of Lavon’s story warrant attention, but I particularly love that despite being a woman who never really went through transition as we typically understand it, she still feels compelled to encourage, educate, and empower other trans women, particularly…

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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…

Namoli Brennet on E1 of Sugar & Spice

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…