Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler
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The Root, the "premiere news, opinion and culture site for African-American influencers," today released their annual ranking "The Root 100" honoring the most influential black leaders in 2013. This year's list includes trans advocate, writer and filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler, out Broadway star Billy Porter and LGBT advocates Danielle Moodie-Mills and former GLAAD staff member Rashad Robinson.
Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was presented with the award for Outstanding Digital Journalism Article by actress Laverne Cox and writer and filmmaker Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler for Hill's Ebony.com piece "Why Aren't We Fighting for CeCe McDonald?" at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco on Saturday night.
This weekend, We Happy Trans, a website that celebrates the positive experiences of transgender people, and This is H.O.W., a non profit organization dedicated to the betterment of the lives of trans people, announced Trans 100, a first-of-its-kind overview of the diversity and impact of the work being done by (and for) transgender people in America.