7 Questions – Dani

The 7Qs response from Dani. She raises the issue of gatekeeping, one of the most pervasive and pernicious obstacles trans people face. It’s easy, and right, to point a finger to the cisgender authorities who have traditionally had the power to decide who does and doesn’t get access to care and resources, but it’s just…

7 Questions – Victoria

7 Questions – Victoria

Welcome Victoria, or “Queen Victoria Marie Schultz II”, the third in our series of submissions from the This is HOW community (joining Nickie and Ineda; plus Executive Director Toni). Victoria has one the best pronoun preferences I’ve yet heard:  “who gives a fuck?”   Thanks for contributing Victoria!  

7 Questions – Natasha

7 Questions – The Writers: Natasha

Welcome Natasha, a novelist and English and Theater Arts teacher who transitioned on the job. I appreciate her reminder that we’re capable of accepting differences even if we don’t understand or approve of them. It’s a simple but powerful conceptual shift we can all work on. At one point in my pre-transition life I carried…

7 Questions – Baz

7 Questions – Baz

This 7Qs submission comes from Baz. Two points bear pointing out. First, Baz was suicidal before transitioning. That’s something I hear from most trans people. (A recent study showed that 41% of trans people had attempted suicide.) This site is intended to celebrate positive trans experiences, but let’s never forget what the stakes are, or ever stop exploring how to make conditions…

7 Questions – Nickie

7 Questions – Nickie

The best possible introduction to Nickie is to directly quote her. This is what she says after she’s pushed to explain why she wants to see more acceptance of trans people: Just so we skip all that bullshit, so that at 20 years old, instead of fighting for a place to live and eat and…

7 Questions – Ineda

7 Questions – Ineda

As I post this, it is Transgender Day of Remembrance. I have ambivalent feelings about TDOR. I understand the importance of elevating awareness of the violence trans people face, particularly trans women of color and sex workers, and honoring those who have fallen, but it hasn’t been clear to me how many of the various…

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7 Questions – Jayne

Jayne has asked us not to link to her personal social media. Like so many others, she simply doesn’t feel safe. All the more reason to appreciate that she nonetheless chose to share some of her story here. Welcome Jayne, and thank you! What’s your name? Chosen or otherwise? Since April 15th 2011, my legal…

Trans at Work – soft launch

Trans at Work – soft launch

The next major initiative of We Happy Trans will be the Trans at Work project. I and many others believe that the greatest issue facing trans people is employment. Whether it’s a young person who can’t find a safe form of employment, or an established professional who doesn’t come out in fear of losing their…

7 Questions – Ryann

7 Questions – Ryann

Among the many charming aspects of this submission from Ryann, I may most love that she refers to her path as an evolution rather than transition. I find myself growing tired of the latter, and the former evokes a slow, steady, natural process that is much closer to the experience many of us have. Ryann…

7 Questions – Liz

7 Questions – Liz

I love it when I see that a 7Qs submission is a person’s first video.  I’m as resistant to the “you’re so brave” response as any trans person, but I do think showing your face and voice to the entire world for the first time takes a special kind of courage.  Please give a warm welcome…

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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…