Phyllis Frye

Phyllis Frye

At least four Texans made the Trans 100 list created by Jen Richards of We Happy Trans and Antonia D’Orsay of This is How.

The four Texans are Phyllis Frye of Houston, Carter Brown of Dallas, Katy Stewart of Austin and Monica Roberts of Houston.

Others names on the Trans 100 are writer Kate Bornstein, Outserve-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson, GLSEN public relations manager Andy Marra and National Center for Transgender Equality Executive Director Mara Keisling.

Surprisingly, Amanda Simpson, the highest ranking trans presidential appointee, is not on the list. Neither is Texan Meghan Stabler.

Here are the four Texans on the Trans 100 along with their bios:

Katy Stewart: Katy Stewart is executive director for Transgender Education Network of Texas. She has 11 years of experience in public advocacy and education in Texas communities on GLBT topics with an emphasis on gender diversity. Katy Stewart’s ethic is one of inclusion and empowerment to elevate voices that are often unheard. She also serves as steering committee chair for Trans Advocacy Network.

Monica Roberts: As TransGriot’s founder, Monica Roberts knows that a knowledge of trans history and a presence of visible role models helps build trans pride. She believes it helps eliminate the shame, guilt, and fear issues trans people grapple with, and she believes it helps facilitate community building. She’s proud to be a trailblazing role model for our next generation of trans people.

Phyllis Frye: is a winner of Lavender Law’s highest honor, the Dan Bradley Award of 2001. She was honored by Texas A&M University, beginning in 2009, with an annual Diversity Award given in her name. In 2010 Phyllis was sworn in as the first out transgender judge in the nation, as a City of Houston Associate Municipal Judge. She retains her senior partnership of Frye, Steidley, Oaks and Benavidez, PLLC, which is an out LGBT-and-straight-allies law firm.

Carter Brown: Black Transmen, Inc. addresses disparities that saturate the transgender community. Black Transmen offers a radical, holistic approach to empowering communities through outreach that provides resources, support and social advocacy, nationally. Through Social media advocacy and outreach, Black Transmen, Inc, improves the lives of Trans men throughout the country.