Well international trans folks, you are finally getting what you have asking for ever since the Trans 100 List founded by Antonia D’orsay cranked up here in the US several years ago.
The Trans 100 List is going international.
The 2017 Trans 100 International List will honor those trans people who are NOT in North America (North America for the purposes of this award is Canada, Mexico and the United States)
North America will have its own 2017 Trans 100 nomination list that you can nominate people for via the link provided.
Here are the guidelines for the 2017 Trans 100 Nominations
– Nominees must have been living and working to improve the lives of trans people for at least six months of the prior year. (International will be 2015 and 2016)
– Nominees can be working at any scale, locally, regionally, or nationally.
– We would like to see all parts of the country represented.
– We particularly encourage the addition of the otherwise unsung or only locally known workers.
– We particularly encourage the addition of persons of color.
– Nominees must identify as trans.
– Nominations must include a means of contacting them.
– Organizations are eligible, provided the organization is entirely run by trans persons.
This is not an award. The goal is to recognize outstanding members for the Work itself, and it is the work they do that is considered before anything else.
Nominations will close on March 1, 2017, at midnight MST.
– Voting is anonymous.
– The list will not be ranked, and the tally will not be publicized.
– Nominees will be contacted by the Trans 100 Team for permission before the list is published
Here’s the link for the 2017 Trans 100 International Nominations
So yes, I’m excited to see what trans folks in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East will be nominated and eventually make the final cut for doing the work of standing up for transkind in 2015 and 2016.