35 Burst results for "Trans People"

New York Repeals Law That Critics Say Criminalized ‘Walking While Trans’

What A Day

00:43 sec | 2 months ago

New York Repeals Law That Critics Say Criminalized ‘Walking While Trans’

"New york governor. Andrew cuomo signed the bill tuesday to repeal a controversial state law commonly known as the walking transpac the statute was created in nineteen seventy six with the goal of prohibiting loitering for the purpose of prostitution but many critics pointed out that the law was used by officers to stop and frisk trans people of color. Police reportedly used the law to arrest. Trans new yorkers for things like wearing a skirt or waving at a car data from the city of revealed that around ninety percent of people arrested under the law. Where black and latinx next too steep number well in two thousand sixteen an organization representing transient of color. Who were wrongly arrested under. The law sued the city which ultimately led to a settlement in a revision of the nypd patrol guide. Local district attorneys had also voluntarily stopped prosecuting cases connected to the

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New York Repeals 'Walking While Trans' Law

All Things Considered

04:16 min | 2 months ago

New York Repeals 'Walking While Trans' Law

"It's 2021. There's no reason that people should still be profiled and police based on how they look or dress this week, New York State repealed all love. It's commonly been called the walking while Trans Bam! And it is a decades old law that has allowed police to stop people in the street for loitering if they were suspected of prostitution, and many advocates and legislators say enforcement of that law has disproportionately affected women and especially transgender women of color. Women have been arrested simply for walking home for standing alone. Talking with friends. W my sees Emily Lang unpacked the news of the repeal and what it means for many transgender women in today's episode of Consider this a news podcast from NPR and W N. Y C. Is that conversation with Rebecca Ibarra? Emily activists have fought for years to repeal this 1976 anti loitering law. So what was their immediate reaction? Activists are definitely relieved. For many. It's hard for them to say that they're elated or happy because they're still so many different ways that black and brown trans women can be harassed under the law or by police. And I mean this is the third time since 2017 that a repeal proposal has had Momenta Min, the state Legislature. So a lot of people are mainly thing. Finally. Um, but for someone like T s candy, who I spoke with men, she's essentially been one of the main faces of this repeal. Candy says, you know, after running up and down the halls of Albany trying to get people to listen now eating my words that she feels like she's now eating her words. We need to clarify Emily that this repeal does not mean people will stop being arrested for engaging in prostitution that's still illegal, right prostitution is still illegal. However, the fact of the matter is that 19% of all trans people and 47% of black trans women have engaged in sex work. And that's according to the U. S Transgender survey, just due to discrimination that trans folks across the board face Sex work is a way to earn an income were as an alternative to relying on homeless shelters and food banks. So while lot of lawmakers who voted for the bill do not support decriminalizing sex work The majority of trans rights activists see this repeal as leading them towards decriminalization. So what, if anything happens to people who have been previously arrested under the law? So this bill Included the ceiling of prior convictions and why that's important is because someone charged with this violation has a criminal record that isn't sealed, and so it can impact their access to housing employment on been many cases, their immigration or asylum seeking process so Norma Oh, Torrio is with make the road New York, and she's a trans right activists and immigrant before the vote. She was speaking at a rally about how being arrested under this statute impacted her ability to apply for residency in the U. S. The visa was arrested in Pacifica. Those can tango, no empathy doctor never off the narrow, which, after two years she still hasn't been able to gain So ceiling could help many people with their immigration status. Leslie what is New York's track record so far protecting the trans community and in that context How big of a change is this? Actually, So In recent years, groups have managed to secure support from Governor Cuomo and passing the Gender expression Nondiscrimination act also known as agenda, which tremendous the human rights law to prohibit discrimination based on gender, identity or expression. They've gotten him to ban conversion therapy on minors. But when the walking while Trans Coalition speaks to a new era, the majority of folks are referring to their fight to de criminalize sex work, which in Albany, there may not be the same support that there was around this repeal, so to be interesting to see how lawmakers respond. That's W and my seat producer Emily Lang talking to Rebecca Ibarra.

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Courtney Act on How Drag Helped Her Find Her Trans Identity

Homo Sapiens

03:16 min | 3 months ago

Courtney Act on How Drag Helped Her Find Her Trans Identity

"Perhaps courtney was almost a performance thing at the beginning of your career but now it's sort of like why would it be performance because she is also you. Yeah i guess it's that thing where with lots of labels and things. These days which i personally have found very helpful in understanding who i am but i think now that i've understood. I'm not completely. But i've i've got the large chunks. That pestered me for most of my teens and twenties out of the way i just kind of feel like me and so i think that's something beyond the physical packaging and the superficial decoration of that. Which is just like the core essence of who i am and and how my sexuality and my gender and my identity overnight to that which i feel really comfortable about but i think like drag was assigned post that the fact that i was drawn to drag the fact that i did drag in a world where it certainly wasn't a normal thing Was always sort of like a signposted. Sort of the bigger question about my identity and it's always been like this flag that has drawn attention to the concepts of gender and identity and will the words the words around have become. They've always been there. They've sort of been our fingertips for the past five years in a way that they just weren't before right. Yeah it's so weird. How language can empower and labels can empower someone. Because in the beginning. I was a boy who did drag and there's is nothing funny going on. It was just a costume like a police. Van would put on a police uniform and go to work mine. Was this more. Glamorous and the only other option at that time was to be trans. And i didn't identify with that because i think it was filled like a lot of people with a lot of i had a lot of internalized transphobia. I think In my early days. Because i had received a lease negative images and messages. Just as i had internalized homophobia and themm phobia arab. You know all of these sorts of things these messages that we with And then over. The years is the language has developed as the stories have felt in pop culture with Trans people the transit civility has probably been one of the biggest things has allowed me to accept who i am although i identifies trans. It created a space where i was able to actually ask myself those questions and answer them. Honestly because i was seeing amazing transplant and transparent in pop culture like laverne cox janet mock and angelica ross and chaz bono and jenny boylan and capable in saint louis books and things i'd read and i was like oh well. Being transparent is valid in beautiful wonderful. And i was no longer scared of the idea of being a transparent and so then i was able to actually look at it. I was like oh actually i think i secretly thought that i was transfer very longtime because those only two options and i didn't feel like i was a man so therefore i must be a woman and actually as it turns out. I don't feel like that. I just feel like me.

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Episode 73: Gun Violence and the Murder of Black Trans Women

Red, Blue, and Brady: Season One

02:58 min | 4 months ago

Episode 73: Gun Violence and the Murder of Black Trans Women

"Well trans flash is a journalism and storytelling project which aims to Center the humanity of trans people through revealing and unveiling their narratives at a time of social backlash. We believe that finding ignorance is a key to keeping trans people alive. So as I tell everyone retail trans stories to say trans lives, you know, there's obviously been a long epidemic of violence, especially gun violence against the transgender community and it disproportionately impacts trans women of color specifically black women as we've seen just this week. We see over and over again women who've lost their lives and so I was wondering if you log Talk about that for a minute and how that plays into the work that train flashes doing. Yeah, the epidemic of violence and violence involving guns against transgender people is an epidemic and that's not hyperbole that is according to the American Medical Association which classified it as such and I don't think that people understand that the United States has the highest number of murders on record of trans people than any other planet on the country except for Brazil and Mexico and a nine out of ten of those who are murdered are black. And so we have an epidemic of violence against trans people and black Trans women in particular in this country. I literally on a planetary scale that's not surprising when you look at other indicators of violence and incarceration in the United States, but it is still astounding when you hear it off. And the work of trans last is to try to as much as possible to prevent our murders by getting people to see us as humans. You know, the more you examine eyes. Somewhat is the more that you can do harm and violence of it. It's an age-old understanding that we have about ourselves and a part of violence that is driven against black Trans women is that people don't see us as human and against trans people in general. And so consequently we Center our Humanity say you want people to understand that we have dreams that we have have Futures that we have a past that we have families that we have people that love us that we work. We took care of people all of the things that everyone else does because the more that we can do that the less people will harm us and it is an explicit drawing. I have to undermine that and we do that through telling the stories of actual trans people not only myself included but but many many others down and I think it is essential

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Jennifer Finney Boylan: Has Had a Front Seat to Trans History

LGBTQ&A

04:27 min | 4 months ago

Jennifer Finney Boylan: Has Had a Front Seat to Trans History

"So i want to jump into the book in many ways. I think good and bad in the media. We perpetuate this narrative that trans lives only begin with transportation and everything else is off limits. And i think that the book was really necessary reminder that trans people's lives actually star at birth and that transfer very like valid childhoods and youths. Also i want to be very careful when i talk about translates and my own life in terms of the language that i use but that i mean that i'm aware that there are many transgender women who would not refer to the first part of their life as boyhood and it's really important to respect that having said that i can tell you so. Look i came out publicly as trance. When i was forty. It is a fact that i've always been the same person in my heart. But i did have lived experience in which my way being the world was very different. Maybe i don't need to apologize for the way. I view the world. But i'm going on like this because they're one of your respectful of transgender women who reject the idea of talking about their boyhood and i don't mean to be disrespectful to my sisters. I hope it's okay for me to say that the way i look at the first half of by for the first two thirds of my life. There was a time when i experienced boyhood and experienced manhood. It wasn't something that i was particularly good at or something that i particularly wanted but i did experience it and it seems like a long time ago. Now jeffrey. it's like. I mean it's at least twenty years in the past and i'm sixty sixty one now. In fact what does it mean to be. A middle aged woman who had a boyhood at least as far as other people are concerned. How do i make peace with that child. When that child seems to be so different from the person i became. What are the lessons of boyhood that i took with me. Not every lesson that i took with me from boyhood was necessarily a bad one and i think that looking at the trans movement. You really got your star in it when were still educating the public about what trans meant and i think that we've now entered the phase of it for now in the phase where we are talking more about how every trans story is different and not everybody experiences being trans in the same way. Yeah and it's it's different generation. Only my daughter's trans and no one was more surprised than i was when she came out to me. I think she will be the first person to tell you i was. I was not the perfect transgender parent poster child at that moment. I was really concerned for her. There was a lot of work ahead to be done and most of it by me but one of the things that i really learned in that experience was that being trance for someone coming out twenty years later than i did and almost twenty years younger than i am is. It means something different and so. Here's what i mean by that. When i came out as trans i felt like i had to spend a couple of years explaining myself. Educating people around me. Because i was the first trans person that a lot of people ever heard of a lot of people thought that made the whole thing myself. You know for my daughter's generation. It's a whole other thing being transferred means that you can celebrate. You can be happy you can be and you can be trans exactly as you feel like. That's really interesting. And so twenty years ago celebrating. Being trans wasn't even part the conversation. I felt like i had to be apologetic. I felt like i had to say. I'm so sorry but this is who i am. I hope you'll understand me now. If you read. She's not there continues to be book. I'm tremendously proud of but there's the faint aroma of apology about some parts of that book and that is not how how many people experience being trans now it. Forgive me one of the reasons. I think people feel better about being transferred more. Celebratory can i say this through the work. That's been done by a lot of writers including me. There's been a lot of people doing the work. And there are people who've had a bigger influence than i have but it does mean that sometimes there's a bit of melancholy for me that the world which seems to be more forgiving and there's that word again forgetting a world would which is more understanding and celebratory is a world that has even though i helped bring about. It's still a world that has come a little bit too late for me. Maybe

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Jennifer Finney Boylan: Has Had a Front Seat to Trans History

LGBTQ&A

04:27 min | 4 months ago

Jennifer Finney Boylan: Has Had a Front Seat to Trans History

"So i want to jump into the book in many ways. I think good and bad in the media. We perpetuate this narrative that trans lives only begin with transportation and everything else is off limits. And i think that the book was really necessary reminder that trans people's lives actually star at birth and that transfer very like valid childhoods and youths. Also i want to be very careful when i talk about translates and my own life in terms of the language that i use but that i mean that i'm aware that there are many transgender women who would not refer to the first part of their life as boyhood and it's really important to respect that having said that i can tell you so. Look i came out publicly as trance. When i was forty. It is a fact that i've always been the same person in my heart. But i did have lived experience in which my way being the world was very different. Maybe i don't need to apologize for the way. I view the world. But i'm going on like this because they're one of your respectful of transgender women who reject the idea of talking about their boyhood and i don't mean to be disrespectful to my sisters. I hope it's okay for me to say that the way i look at the first half of by for the first two thirds of my life. There was a time when i experienced boyhood and experienced manhood. It wasn't something that i was particularly good at or something that i particularly wanted but i did experience it and it seems like a long time ago. Now jeffrey. it's like. I mean it's at least twenty years in the past and i'm sixty sixty one now. In fact what does it mean to be. A middle aged woman who had a boyhood at least as far as other people are concerned. How do i make peace with that child. When that child seems to be so different from the person i became. What are the lessons of boyhood that i took with me. Not every lesson that i took with me from boyhood was necessarily a bad one and i think that looking at the trans movement. You really got your star in it when were still educating the public about what trans meant and i think that we've now entered the phase of it for now in the phase where we are talking more about how every trans story is different and not everybody experiences being trans in the same way. Yeah and it's it's different generation. Only my daughter's trans and no one was more surprised than i was when she came out to me. I think she will be the first person to tell you i was. I was not the perfect transgender parent poster child at that moment. I was really concerned for her. There was a lot of work ahead to be done and most of it by me but one of the things that i really learned in that experience was that being trance for someone coming out twenty years later than i did and almost twenty years younger than i am is. It means something different and so. Here's what i mean by that. When i came out as trans i felt like i had to spend a couple of years explaining myself. Educating people around me. Because i was the first trans person that a lot of people ever heard of a lot of people thought that made the whole thing myself. You know for my daughter's generation. It's a whole other thing being transferred means that you can celebrate. You can be happy you can be and you can be trans exactly as you feel like. That's really interesting. And so twenty years ago celebrating. Being trans wasn't even part the conversation. I felt like i had to be apologetic. I felt like i had to say. I'm so sorry but this is who i am. I hope you'll understand me now. If you read. She's not there continues to be book. I'm tremendously proud of but there's the faint aroma of apology about some parts of that book and that is not how how many people experience being trans now it. Forgive me one of the reasons. I think people feel better about being transferred more. Celebratory can i say this through the work. That's been done by a lot of writers including me. There's been a lot of people doing the work. And there are people who've had a bigger influence than i have but it does mean that sometimes there's a bit of melancholy for me that the world which seems to be more forgiving and there's that word again forgetting a world would which is more understanding and celebratory is a world that has even though i helped bring about. It's still a world that has come a little bit too late for me.

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Jennifer Finney Boylan: A Front Seat to Trans History

LGBTQ&A

04:26 min | 4 months ago

Jennifer Finney Boylan: A Front Seat to Trans History

"So i want to jump into the book in many ways. I think good and bad in the media. We perpetuate this narrative that trans lives only begin with transportation and everything else is off limits. And i think that the book was really necessary reminder that trans people's lives actually star at birth and that transfer very like valid childhoods and youths. Also i want to be very careful when i talk about translates and my own life in terms of the language that i use but that i mean that i'm aware that there are many transgender women who would not refer to the first part of their life as boyhood and it's really important to respect that having said that i can tell you so. Look i came out publicly as trance. When i was forty. It is a fact that i've always been the same person in my heart. But i did have lived experience in which my way being the world was very different. Maybe i don't need to apologize for the way. I view the world. But i'm going on like this because they're one of your respectful of transgender women who reject the idea of talking about their boyhood and i don't mean to be disrespectful to my sisters. I hope it's okay for me to say that the way i look at the first half of by for the first two thirds of my life. There was a time when i experienced boyhood and experienced manhood. It wasn't something that i was particularly good at or something that i particularly wanted but i did experience it and it seems like a long time ago. Now jeffrey. it's like. I mean it's at least twenty years in the past and i'm sixty sixty one now. In fact what does it mean to be. A middle aged woman who had a boyhood at least as far as other people are concerned. How do i make peace with that child. When that child seems to be so different from the person i became. What are the lessons of boyhood that i took with me. Not every lesson that i took with me from boyhood was necessarily a bad one and i think that looking at the trans movement. You really got your star in it when were still educating the public about what trans meant and i think that we've now entered the phase of it for now in the phase where we are talking more about how every trans story is different and not everybody experiences being trans in the same way. Yeah and it's it's different generation. Only my daughter's trans and no one was more surprised than i was when she came out to me. I think she will be the first person to tell you i was. I was not the perfect transgender parent poster child at that moment. I was really concerned for her. There was a lot of work ahead to be done and most of it by me but one of the things that i really learned in that experience was that being trance for someone coming out twenty years later than i did and almost twenty years younger than i am is. It means something different and so. Here's what i mean by that. When i came out as trans i felt like i had to spend a couple of years explaining myself. Educating people around me. Because i was the first trans person that a lot of people ever heard of a lot of people thought that made the whole thing myself. You know for my daughter's generation. It's a whole other thing being transferred means that you can celebrate. You can be happy you can be and you can be trans exactly as you feel like. That's really interesting. And so twenty years ago celebrating. Being trans wasn't even part the conversation. I felt like i had to be apologetic. I felt like i had to say. I'm so sorry but this is who i am. I hope you'll understand me now. If you read. She's not there continues to be book. I'm tremendously proud of but there's the faint aroma of apology about some parts of that book and that is not how how many people experience being trans now it. Forgive me one of the reasons. I think people feel better about being transferred more. Celebratory can i say this through the work. That's been done by a lot of writers including me. There's been a lot of people doing the work. And there are people who've had a bigger influence than i have but it does mean that sometimes there's a bit of melancholy for me that the world which seems to be more forgiving and there's that word again forgetting a world would which is more understanding and celebratory is a world that has even though i helped bring about. It's still a world that has come a little bit too late for me.

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Elliot Page to continue role on ‘The Umbrella Academy after coming out as trans

The Mock 'N Rob Show

03:50 min | 4 months ago

Elliot Page to continue role on ‘The Umbrella Academy after coming out as trans

"A show on Netflix called the umbrella academy and it's already in its second season, apparently, and on that show, Ellen Page. Now, Elliot Page has played the role of Vanya Hargreaves, who is a cyst, Gender, lesbian and a cyst. Gender lesbian is essentially a woman. Who is a biological woman, and also identifies as as a woman. But who is a lesbian? So so it's a lesbian. Right? It's a lesbian. Who, and that is the role that Ellen Page has been playing. And so now, people rightfully have asked, isn't it? Isn't it appropriate? Then that Elliot Page give up that role for someone who actually is a cyst? Gender lesbian? Because, as you know, there have been lots of people who have had to give up. Trans roles because they are not trans Scarlett Jo Hanson, For example, she had to pull out of playing a transgender role in a movie called Robin Tug, and 2018 worry. I know what was the name E was hoping that you wouldn't pick up on that. That's the actual name of the movie. It's the actual name of right and Halle Berry was also considering playing a trans man. And then backed out because she got so much criticism for it. And she was like, Oh, God, I'm not gonna do that. I need to be an ally to the LGBT community. So if that's the case of these are the rules, then why does Elliot page get to continue to play? Lesbian woman. So that look from sitting here in my straight male perspective, which I realized disqualifies me from ever commenting on anything, but I'm gonna I'm gonna take a stab at it here on these flamethrower radio airwaves that go from Ohio, Illinois. It's I don't care what you do right? You do you as long as there's a harmony. What one else you call yourself whatever you want to, But it's society now forces me to embrace it. And celebrated and right. And if you don't not only embrace it, but celebrate it, then you're a bad person. I don't care what you do, but I'm not throwing you a parade or making special rules just for you. And I and I agree with you, and I also think it's absolutely fine for Ellen Elliot whoever to play to continue to play whatever character He was he was playing. But don't then turn around and say that Halle Berry can't play a trans man like that. Either. We have the rules or we don't have the rules. But we can't have a bunch of rules that on Lee apply to some people some of the time and that's what's so crazy And this conversation is important because it's a part of a broader thing that government does all facets of life where the government picks the winners. And the losers, whether it's tax policy or freedoms and liberties or abilities to do things, it's an important conversation because this happens all the time. We weren't equal people. There are winners and losers in all facets of our existence. And this is a just a great example of that. Do whatever the hell you want to do. Call yourself whatever the hell you want to call yourself, but you are not special. Exactly. That's exactly right. And I think that you know some of the people that are asking these questions, and they're I think they're right to ask the questions because it's it's fair to ask. But others are saying Well, straight. People don't ever have to worry about losing out roles, toe trans people, and so that's why this is different. No Either. There are rules or there aren't rules, period. Let's

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Miley Cyrus leads celeb support for Elliot Page as star comes out as trans

the NewsWorthy

00:40 sec | 4 months ago

Miley Cyrus leads celeb support for Elliot Page as star comes out as trans

"Movie. Juno has come out as transgender elliott page announced the news on instagram. Yesterday saying he is trans and his pronouns are he or they. This is a big announcement from one of hollywood's most recognized actors as ellen page. He started several critically acclaimed films including two x. men movies inception and like we mentioned no most recently. He's starring on netflix's the umbrella academy and ready reports page will continue to play the role of von. You hargreaves in the series page. Says he feels lucky to be able to share his authentic self and also acknowledge that trans people deal with a lot of abuse violets page has received an outpouring support from stars like miley cyrus and companies like netflix. An mtv

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Actor Elliot Page, formerly Ellen Page, announces he is transgender

Terry Meiners and Company

00:37 sec | 4 months ago

Actor Elliot Page, formerly Ellen Page, announces he is transgender

"And Oscar Dominique has come out as transgender bore from ABC is Jason Nathan Seuin. Ellen Page was nominated for an Oscar for Juno in 2000 and eight I'm pregnant, and it's also the star of the hit Netflix series, The umbrella academy. This family's amazing and Ellen Page is now Elliot Page announcing on Instagram that he is transgender and an emotional post page says he feels joy in making the announcement but also fear knowing that Trans people are often victims of discrimination and violence. He calls out political leaders who he says criminalized transfer. Of care and deny the right to exist, noting he won't be silent in the face of their attacks, and we'll do everything he can to change this world for the better.

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Tuck Woodstock: Gender, A Definitive Guide

LGBTQ&A

04:06 min | 5 months ago

Tuck Woodstock: Gender, A Definitive Guide

"I remember when i first started transitioning or thinking about transitioning and i was so laser focused thinking about gender all the time and the thing that was the most freeing to me was to be like. Oh actually i'm never going to think about it. And i don't care because it's not real and no matter how hard i think about it. It's not like a math equation. Where someday. I'm going to get the right answer. It's just fake. And so now i talk to people all the time who are baby is or who think they might be trans and they're like what is gender like how do i know if i'm trains or if i just wanna be trans and maybe i'm not buying area. Maybe i'm this or maybe that and i'm like honestly the key is to never try to figure out what gender is because there is no right answer and yet my whole podcast is the premise is to try to figure out what gender is so. I don't know what i'm doing. Oh that's kind of amazing that you decided that you never want to think about gender in now professionally old that you talk about totally think that i had to let go a little bit in order to do it professionally because it yeah you think too much into hard trying to get this one right answer of gender it really does consume you but once you let go. It's a lot easier to have a bunch of conversations with a bunch of different people about what they think. Gender is without trying to find the one correct answer. I love you freeze out about not. They're not being one answer. Because i think that when it comes to gender and sexuality we think that my experience is the only experience and everyone else has exact. Same one increasingly. It's oh every single individual as a completely different one totally that's the thing about gender. It's that sort of high thought of like what if you're blue is my green and your red is my blue right thapa with gender. It's like what if your boy is in my boy. And what if your girls at my girl and ultimately it does not matter and it shouldn't matter at something that i think some people get stuck on their blue to be my blue and they want their boy to be my boy and it doesn't have to be. There's no reason that it has to be that way it just a minute ago. You mentioned early in your transition. I think that when we talk about transitioning most commonly discussed it has a binary thing as a non binary person like. Do you use that language in. Consider yourself as having transitioned. Oh yeah for sure. I mean i think of all of my transition is different. So when i teach workshops about gender. I talk about three different types of transitions. I talk about social transitioning legal transitioning and medical or physical transitioning. All of those things can take time and none of those things that are binary of simply. I hadn't transitioned in. Then i did transition they're all these long processes but typically the first thing that happens and certainly the first thing that happened with me was a social transition so i started by just telling a few of my friends. Hey i'm thinking about maybe using them pronouns. Could you try those out for me. And then expanding that out more and more people and more and more people. And then i started saying. Hey you know. I am not a woman. Please don't refer to me as one and that was all my social transition and it actually took years for me to do another part of a social transition which was to change my name obviously not nonbinary people and not all trans people change their name but that would also be part of a social transition so you could say my social transition took you know at least four years legally changed the marker on my driver's license and the my birth certificate but i didn't change my name or gender on other documents so my legal transition is still in progress medically. It took me like four years to go into saas girona and not is still a journey. And so you could say. My medical journey is still in process. So i certainly am always transitioning There are also obviously nonbinary. People who don't use to medically transition or don't choose to legally transition. They may still feel like they have transitioned in some way. Just because they transitioned how they thought about themselves or how other people thought about them or if they don't wanna use that language that's also fine. I've never heard anyone break it down like that. The social medical and legal transitions. And i think it's kind of like blind because ordinarily we say transition and like the first thing you think about as a male to female or female to male and like we don't want to continue the conversations like when you break it down those three things that does really encompass the entire trans experience of nonbinary people as well.

"trans people" Discussed on Transcaster Radio

Transcaster Radio

07:15 min | 5 months ago

"trans people" Discussed on Transcaster Radio

"I did kind of feel like my voice. When i was sick prior like when i was had a cold or allergies or something and so it was like i remember before starting te'o is like oh like like i want my voice sounds like esteem all the time and then when it happened i was like a week. I'm not just sick like this. Is now the permanent placement. Of what i sound like. And yeah it's definitely. It's been an evolution though because as time has gone on. I think all of our voices can fluctuate in all of our journeys are so different mine with my voice going down. It's gone back up. It's gone back down it so like inconsistent and that's definitely been probably one of the biggest struggles as someone in music because trying to teach other people and while you're supposed to be the expert and your skill and without having to explain your entire back story of like well. This is actually why yesterday. I was this low voice and today on the side worst can be a little bit complicated and a little bit scary. Do when As most of us don't go around parading how we identify I live in the middle of nowhere michigan so It's it can be a little scary at times to think. Well what if what if they did figure it out. Just based off of my voice because of those reasons Did you deal with any this fauria when your voice crackled line just did guy i did. It was kind of. I'm very blessed. I consider myself to be blessed. Because i had a good friend support system when i i was coming out and when i first started my journey with zoster on and it was kind of like we would laugh it off the law not in a in a negative way but just in a all right. I knew this was going to happen. Is i did do a lot of research. And a lot of looking into those specific side effects That support system of friends. Who are like it's fine. Sounds great doing great The only area. I think that really came when i was in. That voice stage was that miss 'gendering that was occurring Because it was so inconsistent like one day everything was great and fine and it was he him along and then sure as you'd know it the next day it was she her light. I those good. But and that was i mean i think most of us have been there so it's just a hard hard place it is. It's it's You know i. I remember when my voice was really cracking up. You know like every time. I talked i felt like i had this really high knees leaning sounding voice brier and so I remember when it was cracking. Game me some dysphasia. Because i so badly wanted my voice to be deep. I always wanted to learn new voice. Which i didn't get but You know i always wanted a man a very deep mainly voice in so it cost me a little disoriented the beginning by Excuse me It i i ended up getting passing and getting over it but it definitely took a little time. I think a lot of trans people Deal with voice. Dis- fauria You know we as trans men have it lucky because our you know the testosterone a hormone that we take helps with you know the change in our voice Where trans women. Don't have that luxury you know. They either have to do some form of a voice training whether or not. It's a lot or a little depending on where their vocal pitches and and then Possibly have to have surgery to thin out their vocal cords. So i definitely am blessed to be transmitted because at least i had you know testosterone to help me along with that You know i'm curious. Hat is did it change where you were on. I don't know a whole lot about music. But the pitch or whenever. That's called like you know how their soprano and did it change for you for that. Absolutely yes it it was an interesting maneuver because my voice prior to taking sauce thrown it wasn't particularly high. My speaking voice but my singing voice is in my mouth and this is kind of a extreme example but like if you think of like an operatic older female that is what came out of my mouth and it was. I can only really call it a talent. It was something i was born with. It was something that i never really had to particularly work at very blessed. But the second that i started t- Obviously as those changes happened. Like i said about four to five months in slowly i was the next step down from franco became alto and then i was sliding into like tanner range which is a higher male voice and than kind of landed. Where i'm at now which is kind of like a bass baritone which is like the lowest male singing voice that you can out So i went from one end of the spectrum to the completely other complete other side. So you haven't awesome platform With instagram you provide hoping guidance to transpeople and You know not just trans people but you know people who are down and out sometimes what would you say to Another trans person that may be struggling with just forty with voice. Yeah i would say that's okay. I would say that something that.

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Bringing Democracy to the People With Amanda Litman

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

04:12 min | 6 months ago

Bringing Democracy to the People With Amanda Litman

"So Amanda Run was founded on the day of trump's inauguration. So tell me a little bit about the organization and why you founded it. So I worked for Hillary's for two years before that for President Obama for the Florida Governor's race in for nonprofit and between the week after election day I, got a facebook message from somebody I went to college with Hey Amanda. You've worked in politics. You know this world I. Want to run for office because of trump president seems like anybody can do this. What do I do and I did? Not have an answer for him. I did not know what to tell him to go. He wanted to be more than just a volunteer and more than just voter. If he wanted to actually lead, there was nowhere that would be guaranteed to take this call. So I reached out to a whole bunch of people. One of whom became my co-founder that's incredible operative, Dross Morales for Cudjoe we wrote a plan we built a website and me launch run for something. As you said on inauguration day we thought we'd got maybe a hundred people who wanted to run for local office instead in the first week, we had a thousand as of today we're up. To more than fifty one, thousand young people across the country who've raised their hands just say I want to run for local office what next so we've built an organization that does best that we find more people who wanna run things like School Board City Council and state legislature and we help them through the process I think it's so cool and one of the things I love so much about run for something is that you proudly self identify as progressive and that you came from the Obama and DNC campaigns and I, think there is this kind of lake mistaken belief that you can't be progressive and be a traditional. Democrat. So what are your? Thoughts on that lay that out for US unpack that a little bit. How does it work for us? I think we define Progressive Democrat really broadly, we look for a set of shared values shared belief that everybody deserves access to affordable healthcare that everybody's sort of access to education that we need to fight for working families that we need to protect organized labor that we need to protect it and for the environment, and we can share those goals and disagree on the tactics that we need to accomplish them. But the only way we get to really implement those tactics or even have a starting place to decide a meme is to win elections. I. So, for us a Democrat or progressive in New York might look a little different than Democrat in Vienna right. But we gotta be willing to win everywhere to run everywhere on our set of shared values and we also know that for most people especially for local elections. Partisan identification is the way they make their voting decision they look at the ballot and they say, this one's a democrat. Cool. That's all I know about them. So for us, right really important to support people running under that party line knowing that that's the way the most voters make up their minds. It's so smart and it makes so much sense because every district of restate the. Issues are different and I think people forget that when we live in these big cities that when you look at some place, a state that isn't sort of a metropolitan city, you get such tunnel vision about what the issues are in the context of your life that you forget that it could be different in the context of someone else's life and especially because what we only work on local elections. So Library School Board, Water Board, University Board and Community College Boards and Yes State House and State Senate. The issues that you're focusing at these levels is often a little bit more but also a lot less partisan it how keeping water clean how are We getting trash picked up are we funding our roads and our schools? The tangible delivery of those issues makes it so that what it means to be a progressive on them are things like my favorite example here we work for the Coroner Candida in Jefferson County. Colorado which factor more than thirteen hundred counties they'll elect corners he was reading on a progressive platform. The thing that he wanted to ensure was that after death trans people were not being this gendered, which was something that the current coroner was doing, and that is a really important thing because the way that gender is recorded on death certificates affects crime statistics and homicide statistics and suicide statistics. All of which are really important especially as they relate to a community that is disproportionately represented in things like suicide homicide. So as you think about what is the progressive value look like an issue like a coroner's office? That's one of the ways in which you can show up and it was a really interesting way to see the way that our values can trade themselves into progressive policies and all kinds of offices

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"trans people" Discussed on We Live Here

We Live Here

05:28 min | 6 months ago

"trans people" Discussed on We Live Here

"Of events felt like they needed to. trade right. The only thing you have after a certain point rank your body is all you have sometimes and your ability to monetize. it's something that everybody does in this world you're actually selling your gifts to your company if you work there or there you're pushing agreeing to these priorities at this organization if you work there, right? So really you are still selling your body in some way something you're telling your minds on your effort and so it's twenty percents or non binary folks are doing sex work. We need to know we need people to know like what that's like in why write that number you know we want people to be safe whatever they are doing but the reality is people are having to do that to trade it for money food place asleep sleep you know safety really some people. Most people often report doing sex work for a place to stay there work has increased in importance during the current eviction crisis in a state were renters have few protections. Especially, if they are trans, the stakes are even higher for people who are Trans and on housed, which is why the right to safe insecure housing is a top demand for many local activists. During this uprising there are still people who have been living for years right and some of that is due to shelters not. Accepting Trans translators, turning them away churches often run shelters and churches often. They've conducted surveys and interviews of over two hundred sex workers to learn more about what they need during this time while they're still gathering information and figuring out how to move forward. This is one response that they received consent to share. it's emotional visible Labor that can definitely take coal. It's a way for people who happens marginalized by society to survive in tired of being demonized for just trying to get enough money to access basic human rights of Housing and food I'm not lazy and I'm not much I'm a person with dreams and goals. I'm a person who loves and was love. Sex workers have limited options for remote work and Jamie points out that they've been left out a federal and local corona virus relief efforts. That's a financial shock to people who are black and trans and are more likely to have difficulty making ends meet at the beginning of the pandemic. Murray worked with local mutual aid organizers and an LGBTQ affirming church. To distribute over twenty thousand dollars to people who are trans and queer with priority going to those who are black trans parents and caregivers but as the pandemic stretches on the need for food shelter and safety continues to rise. So J Murray is working with the ACLU and local sex worker advocacy organization to build the Mojo Justice coalition a group of sex workers who will determine how they can achieve a world that supports embodied joy for themselves their loved ones, and the people they encounter along the way pleasure activism for example, a book earning carpet by Adrian Brown. Thrown together from a lot of other people how can we create a new world without talking to the people who provide pleasure for living? How can we talk about enjoying the new world? If we can't bring pleasure there right. If there's no dancing I don't WanNa go to your revolution right people say quote the people often often refers to and it's like we hash to be healed in early ship to not only our pleasure but also how other people.

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"trans people" Discussed on We Live Here

We Live Here

05:22 min | 6 months ago

"trans people" Discussed on We Live Here

"Oppression like queer people are oppressed by Queer people and so the racial disparities within the queer scene is definitely there as well as you know, gender expansive people within the Queer scene. If you are quote a mask male, you're not gonNA be able to be invited to many parties are clubs in Saint. Louis. who would make it free for men and women, and like creating space where you only gay men are loud and you know things have changed but it's you know that. that. Sis Why? Hetero. Normative male dominated culture permeates the rubber thing Patriarchy is everywhere and. We have to start in our neighborhood to clip the world. Confronting power structures is a big task and like a Maya Maxxie believed that leading by example is key I'm beginning to understand that I'm not going to be here forever. And if I don't help people. Help other people push these agendas. Then what good is it for me to do it I? Think we put too much way too much. Emphasis on particular people movements. We should understand that leadership. Should have humility underneath it because. If without the people leaders are nothing. So we need to make sure that leader is training new leaders and that we're not obsessed with power I always like look at finding your purpose as like look at what you're good at what you like doing. and. How that can apply to the world if you were a good painter and there are issues that are important to you like say you're great painter new, really care about environmentalism than paint pictures of people, saving whales or pictures of like your passion. Because I know it sounds weird and kind of Hartford. No. One's going to care about the things in the world's much as you care about them, and if you could show the world, how much you genuinely care about them that is something that you can connect with your audience's sake change their mind. In the meanwhile, Maxie is inspired by the memory of their grandparents and great thinkers that came before them. My grandparents being black living in rural Oklahoma having like spray painted on their lawn and law in our driveway some fire when he moved into their neighborhood like. Using racial slurs against them. You know NCAA like my granny being this boss woman who drives the Catholics I don't Pi. Pay On white folk no mine I do my job and they pay me. and. Just seeing like how like she's endured. and. I've been fabulous in like how like? I never had to worry about like. Being quieter her and she's Like. Oh you know these gay people gallows into.

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"trans people" Discussed on We Live Here

We Live Here

08:06 min | 6 months ago

"trans people" Discussed on We Live Here

"Black lives can not only matter to black into the black community t actually show. How much of black lives matter that means accepting your trans. Your transporter accepting your grandson except you're non binary, some blacks stop killing other blacks. Being more understanding and acceptable to. On disabled individuals being more accepting People who have a mental health Issue and things of in that matter. So I'm like guess Agassi and does. Really On trying to encourage focus on like, Hey, blackflies matter. But we have to make sure dad before before we always said that we actually are believing as well. Because saying one thing. Is. But if we don't believe it. All we see is nothing but lips move in with. No. Power or no energy behind. So we don't believe it. How can we say black lives matter? We're actually not believe in that deep down within. Promoting acceptance and changing culture isn't easy but it's something that actually glamour has taken on. You might find maxie wearing in fact that is out of this world twirling fans in front of Saint Louis, city mayor Lyda cruisers, house, or playing the flute on the street corner at a protest. I often balanced the tightrope between Mike lack joy and toxic positively. You know I think I try to find the silver lining in everything. Because a lot of times we are told the negative stories of black people were told how we're suffering how we are poor or how we are subjected to seize. And we also are fabulous. We also amazing entertainers like have you seen beyond said you know black people are amazing and like to be there have a soul touring mind in the middle of the streets while we're like having act of civil disobedience while having fun a kind of. Perpetuate engagement because movement you know one of my favorite quotes by the author of was. A. Revolution is like a bicycle if you stop pedaling the pedals, follow her. And people can board. So you have to keep bringing them along. Come on. Let's keep bride in the spike can be funny and we're almost there. Kind of you know. Kind of putting that positive spin on it and kind of helping people get engaged healthy will want to smile and get out some of the toxicity of the pain. Max is a community organizer who runs an organization called court that uses queer art as a platform for social change. They host balls in showcase black queer art while engaging people politically trag for me was a way to create this identity to Kinda like. Transcend the normal is always like. A nonconformist Mike the punk in like subversive culture way and I think that like for me like that, you know rockstars that got to embrace the femininity was really like empowering. And as I grew up, I got to see like divine Rupaul and you know the club kids from the eighties was like that is amazing. They don't have to you know they don't have to pay attention to what gender says the supposed to society says they're supposed to do because of the gender you know they get to be wild fabulous and change the world from. The nightside art is also their way to bring up important topics that are normally off limits or even triggering. Be It suicide itself harm be it like addiction or insanity you know being able to relate to someone even if it's traumatic. I. Think art really really builds that bridge between people because you may not understand me talking about myself but if I paint a picture like You can find a beauty in the pain and so I think that finding beauty trauma is definitely like art stallion. The world in some cases opening up conversation through art can literally save lives. I get. Messages Law. From people thanking me and it goes like. I had someone yesterday message me instead hey. Thank you. For talking about mental health in these issues in helping me get like access to this number I have been I'm self harm free for six months. And I really look up to you and just thank you Mike. cried. Like who's just like Wow. Like. On just a blue polka demon goin out there telling the world. How about themselves in these people like I helped some stay live in like that's leg. I. Think. That's the validation that I'm doing like a good job. Unlike that makes me want to continue doing even though sometimes I run out of capacity. Very, very very often. So here. The validation from fellow community members motivates Maxxie to continue their work of confronting race in Transphobia Industry. It's being in community with people. That are. Black Trans and suffering from generational poverty. Is something that kind of gets brushed under the rug. when we are at a lot of marches, there's a lot of people that come out for. Brianna Taylor for Anthony Smith for Mike. Brown. But there aren't very many people that come out for twenty gay qb herring Nina pop in so. That's my community. You know those people that come out to balls come out in come to drag shows these trans folk or people that. You know. I've been there I've been there their whole lives and seeing them in so like. When no one else is talking about it. It's like how intersectional? Are you. When you say you're defending black lives are you defending? Black Trans Lives. There were fewer people at the memorial in March for Kiwi herring compared to other Saint Louis area protests that have drawn hundreds of people. Maxi's hope is that more straight gender people would develop solidarity with people who are Trans, especially Trans Women. For that rally we didn't see as many straight allies come out for. You know people that got killed in other states. This is our city these there are citizens in it's. You know I think that's one thing that. IS UNFORTUNATE THAT We WanNa make sure that people are activists not for the cloud but for. Actual change. And fighting for things fighting for people were you don't have anything to benefit is the most altruistic form of activism that could be done and when you see more of that in addition to seeking broader social change, Maxxie also calls out racism and transphobia within the Lgbtq Community I. Know It's on student, but like people with glass houses can't really throw stones. So few ready throw stones you should start creating a better foundation so you can make sure that like your home is nice so that you can help other people's homes you know I don't think that we should attack people but I think that we should one. Book at those with whom we are in community and say, Hey, I need to hold you accountable. Hey, I need you to hold me accountable. We need to have like a collective litmus of what's going on. I. Think often we forget that subgroups off cultures are subjected to..

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"trans people" Discussed on We Live Here

We Live Here

07:07 min | 6 months ago

"trans people" Discussed on We Live Here

"Hey everyone it's Jalen. Thank you for to we live here. Your support is more crucial now than ever. So please consider making a contribution to Saint Louis public radio at we live here, dot show and we'll keep putting an equity lens on stories from Saint Louis Ambience, and thank you for listening to. We live here sponsored by the Missouri Foundation for health improving the health and being of individuals and communities most in need details at M.. F.. F. H. Dot Org. Hey everyone. It's Lauren AB-. Lifting the value of black trans lives isn't just about saying the names of people who've been killed by police and in racist attacks for Maya coal is also about loving s supporting people while they're still alive. I'm literally helping Trans Individuals Do the paperwork so they could get their name legally changed and get off. documents from birth certificates, driver's license on down get those recognize changed in the government system so that they could. so were they go out in public by they don't have to use dead dame to communicate. Also, like I do assist people I of people having a hard time in Disney's a open air. I'm basically leaning lean on me and I will listen and be that open air for them because I know as. Being Black and trends is hard for us. The support that on my offers to beers is essential for helping them get through daily life but people also come to her for advice on how to navigate families and communities that aren't so welcoming. I have people come to me talking about. How to get the on acceptance from family? How How to Have More self-confidence in. Being who they are when going out into the public's. how to get your name change how to get a a new social security card. helping. Up Looking for jobs helped. looking for housing like those type questions, people come to me and I'm? More. Light I. Let people know ally I'm more than happy to help you look for a house. I'm more than happy to help you get your a paperwork done. So you get your name change I'm. More than helpful just lean on me as long because the one thing I always say and I say this all the time. We. As a trans community rather non binary or trans male with cannot. We cannot be strong enough until we actually start showing love to one another and as chief thing, I'm always letting people know star showing love to your own community. They would see how powerful housebound our voices will rise together. S. She leaves people in the streets to raise their voices against racism and Transphobia. She reminds her appears to embrace themselves as the first step towards social change. Only, interchange could bring. Change to the community only interchange to bring change to. Our nation and as to how to start with us I embrace yourself because I am a individual ahead to seek do a lot of inner change I had to see myself for who I actually was. Before I start walking out today today, we probably wouldn't have in a Maya. If I really deny see was I r I like you ought to be comfortable like if you're going to be trays, you ought to be comfortable going out in public as trans, not on the being trans at. In areas where you are comfortable are around like individuals Ryan who does go out in public betraying trans. OUGHTA gather because I'm like 'cause thing is could we're making our voices now we are human as well. We are individual in this does lead living our truth Saw, if other trans individuals could seek inner change. Everything they will see change starts to happen around them in our society in our community across the nation and around the world and where I truly believe that inner change will have to start from being with who we are as an individual been and. For your peers for your community. And a soaring people. Basically Sean people the word that you do and the work that you wish to see in the. Community I would say. The more actress people that Lee's movement will be the more solidarity daddy and more be more confirm that we are here as a people and it will also gay Trans individuals are recognized probably beloved. By those around us. So I was say black individuals lead in both Ms. Black Trans people lead movements is a key role in. How things could actually progress with everything that Currently go through now and as the fight for racial and gender equality continues. One thing that keeps a Maya motivated is the hope that maybe one day we can learn to accept each other fully. Both. Yes Ma'am I. Get on social media I'm saying polls. Uprising across the nation, but I'm just holding me up in keeping a strong head on my sodas. Is On just communicate with people talk with people Let him know what we leads do as a community light sit down like. one thing I know that I I have sat and talk with other black communities where and a lot of people might even disagree with me but myself in a few other buddy will have mentioned bad As, a black T. it'd be better enough it. We stop saying black lives matter until we fully embrace that ourselves as a community. because. Because on the reason why we say that is because.

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"trans people" Discussed on We Live Here

We Live Here

05:59 min | 6 months ago

"trans people" Discussed on We Live Here

"Hey everyone it's Jillian. The uprising for black lives has amplified the names of black people who've been killed by police and in racist attacks. But the names of people who are black entrance are lesser known due to Transphobia and a lack of understanding from media and society. In Saint Louis organizers have been uplifting the name of Kiwi Harry a Black Trans woman who was known by her loved ones as a playful nurture adored by neighborhood kids and her own children who she taught to value education and hard work. It doesn't get. Three. Years later. Thinking about e we? The backpack. City police. Telephone. Family. The most important people sir. Charles Cannon founder of flower boy support a peer. Support. Group for Masculine of center people of Color speaking at a memorial for Kiwi herring at Saint Louis transgender memorial garden in late August. Her name in. Then Alva nearly. You know we have Mike grounded on. The home of Argus in. The home of they haven't you know all these other names that we know very well. And we don't know. Keeley. And so I think it's important that we know her the way we know my frown. and that we love her, we love her even. All complacent. A Flag Chan people expect the electrons Fam- women. You know we all. Are Guilty? Of Internalized Transphobia. And unable hoods and our families. And I played with a play man. You know we. Charles invited Kiwi spouse sister-in-law and children to speak, and they shared their memories of Kiwi along with their experiences of support from activists and LGBTQ PEOPLE WHO Mourn Kiwi while fighting for change. This is Christina Kiwi sister-in-law. What? You've got here. Up Concern I just see a group of very Avi people and I want to say on behalf of not family who was truly devastated three years ago. We I just feel like I'm totally. When Holly. was. because. I would love to come out and tell this group. Wonderful. They are I want to come Ou-. Out You I don't know how family would have got. The memorial was followed by a march through the Grove, which is marketed as an lgbtq friendly entertainment district Maxi Glamour a non binary artist nationally acclaimed drag performer and designer led the march after explaining the struggle for black and trans. Inclusion is not just statewide but extends to the local Lgbtq community as well. That are power that own bars and or so hokey. Now promote exclusion. We are subjected to erasure within our own community every single day be for being poor. Black Trans. Not Passable and you're stupid gender binary. As we speak out. We are met with opposition. And I think that's why became today that we need to be off to oppose the opposition because. They're not going anywhere. Neither are we? There a battle Max Words or followed by a call to action from a Maya Coal Peer Advisor for Metro. Trans umbrella group, a resource and support hub for Trans People in the Saint Louis Region side note this audio clip contains a faint ambulance siren sound. We. We have to remember to we have an icon even. Some of us do not know her. Forever will be. ICON. Is this community in the gay community and every community even come after. because. Hey if we don't. Know. We don't live voice. Forever betrays live. In Binary live we'll be silent and we were not be silent no more. So on and they we give ready to go forward. We're. going. To say Kiwi. Kiwi. Loud as we can crowd as proud as we say black lives matter, we're going to say Carey. Cloud as we could get. Maybe pro. That we had a sister who became a time. Or two station and will bring change. To say Missouri to a nation as well. Hey..

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"trans people" Discussed on News O'Clock

News O'Clock

08:09 min | 7 months ago

"trans people" Discussed on News O'Clock

"Black transmitting. That's absolutely the case. I'm curious. Are there good resources out there right now for researching how Black Trans Women's interactions with the police tend to go I think the best probably place would be the anti violence project believe they put out a report a year or two ago on on policing and the way it intersects with communities of color that are queer and then also trans. So I think that's actually a good resource but I think that we know that for example, you know a Black Trans woman was shot by the police fourteen times last week. Called out again on a mental illness disturbance, we've heard that so many times. And the the way in which police dehumanize Trans Women both in terms of targeting transshipment for unique searches through what we call walking while Trans laws which. Exist across the United States to the way that Trans Women are treated in detention to the way that transparent are treated in prison. The entire process is Mitt to dehumanize and it does that and I think Is One of the things that that has to change and highlights everything that goes wrong and one of the cases that highlights that of course out of lane and Polanco from last year. Okay. One last thing you said in a recent interview with vice quote, the bottom line is that the expanding consciousness of our humanity is why we have every reason to hope that the best days were Black Trans women are ahead of us. So what is it? That's got you feeling hopeful these days. We're having this conversation. Like literally, the fact that buzzfeed was like, Hey, knocked on the door. Let's have this conversation. That makes me hopeful because conversation is the beginning change and the fact that there is a growing as I say a grim consciousness about us across the board. Of course, there is enormous amount of progress to go. We have a long way to go because there's so much distance between women and the rest of society that we have to close but we can't close unless we're talking about the issues that are preventing us from closing that gap and for from reaching equity inequality, and the fact that we're beginning to have those conversations right now across the board and so many different ways. I think is the reason why I'm super whole off. That is great to hear and so Amara thank you so much for joining us today. We really appreciate your taking the time. Thank you so much. Happy to do it anytime. Okay. It's time for meanwhile on the Internet and today we must say goodbye to. One that haunted our facebook pages during the years when we were all actually still using facebook. Oh, are they finally getting rid of poke feature? No for some reason, they will literally never get rid of POKES OF A. Be around. Forever. Anyway, I'm talking out the original social media game experience Farmville. By Game Companies Inc. back in two thousand nine and it was a massive hit. But soon at a taken over most people's notifications as their friends, their MOMS, their mom's friends my aunt and that one guy you had a single class with but never spoke to ask for help managing their fake farm but now Farmville is going to be calling it quits at the end of the year. Oh so why Farmville getting plowed under mark? Zuckerberg. Calling in virtual mortgage at a facebook dustbowl maybe years of failed crops and competition from overseas combined with pressure from mega corporations, masquerading his family farmers being too much for even the government's massive subsidies to farming to overcome. Okay back. Dr But no, it is simply because the game uses flashed around and facebook won't support it anymore after December thirty first. Okay. Okay. That makes more sense. Yes. Farm. I did not I never played for our meal I. Got, so. Many requests I mean I'm I'm not against like playing games like that. At all I you know I play ticket to ride on my phone twenty, four, seven you know I love a good game but. I didn't believe this and I just got so many notifications from family members who like you know never texted me but sure asked me for help with their farm. Right. It was always like the people who had on your facebook, but you weren't actually ever. GonNa talk to you again life especially. Like yeah that one person who you had like maybe three classes with and you had lunch with then. You on facebook and no, I will not help farm carrots. I did. That is not what I. WanNa do today. As. The game inside yes. You actually had a far What would you produce? That's a really tough question of I know I ask hard hitting questions yes, you do. I I want to say something like super basic like just corn sweet potatoes but there's actually really hard. It turns out apparently like I. Like a we have too much coroner's country be sweet. Potatoes are actually really hard to harvest I just learned via twitter the other night So I don't know what my farm would produce what's a good cash crop that also won't kill us all. Okay. See you are thinking really hard into this and meanwhile I was just going to be like I like carrot. Also Fair Answer. Yeah, grow on your part. Okay if I want to maximize my yield, what do I? I don't know then yeah I guess like spinach and corn on my fake farm that doesn't exist. One livestock on my farm is he I was just about to say that I I would have chickens, my my parents, our next door neighbor in in literally just la not on the farm la she has two chickens named Lucian Ethel. I love them dearly and I love the exit they produce. Yeah. No, that's totally fair and in on are fictional farms, all free range, all organic pesticides if our crops fail because of bugs, least the bugs eight I guess is my stance on. Yeah we're not making any money from running afar. nope. Zero dollars. All right. 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"trans people" Discussed on News O'Clock

News O'Clock

08:03 min | 7 months ago

"trans people" Discussed on News O'Clock

"Welcome, back, translate spent years on the back burner of the civil, rights struggle despite trans, people being involved in every step of the fight for lgbtq equality that's over the last decade but it hasn't been smooth sailing way too. Often it's been since journalists talking about transpeople instead of actually talking to them and don't even get started on how few Trans Journalists are getting bylines even to enter Mr Jones she's the founder of translates media, the host of the Trans Slash podcast, and we are so glad to have her with us here today. Good Afternoon Amara. Good afternoon. Thank you for having me. So, you start. Tran Slash in twenty eighteen as a series of video shorts about being trans, and now it's grown into this whole multi media endeavor. was there a moment where you went? Oh, of this getting big Yeah I'm I think after the first one? I. Was Really surprised I video short that I did I was always skeptical that this was something that people were going to be receptive to and I was pushed to do it by my friends. Across journalism as we wrapped up another video project and I think it was after the first one where I realized that and I think. As we continue throughout these past couple of years particularly during the trump administration to be targeted. and. Experience Lots of violence than the. Became, even clearer to me and so. It's so interesting that the journey has been the lesson you've described the Trans Slash podcast as telling Trans Stories to save trans lives. What do you think you're adding to the mix now that was missing before I. Think there we're talked about all the time and we are in the news all the time and we are speaking about culture at we're represented in culture all the time but very rarely are we actually asked what we think about what's happening in the world and Howard being portrayed and so that's what's different about our podcasts. I. Think because it is a new senator podcast I mean we literally have a segment called the news And then another another one that focuses on culture. These are the two aspects that we want to make sure that our voice and our thoughts are being included in and I think that that's what's different about what we're doing. So I'm curious and I I'm coming at this as assists mail a D. C. Show as being more of a safe space for trans people to hear things they can relate to or bridge for people to better understand what the Trans Experience is actually like I think it's both I think that it is very much for trans people as a way to have. A conversation and to step back and to weigh in because of the type of guests that we have but it's also the fact that it's very much designed for people who want to know more about us here we have to say and to even in some cases Paulo our lead, and so that's why we normally have a mixture of trans and Non Trans Guest on every episode because we want to be sure to signal that it is for. Everyone as well as the Trans Community and that's really important because we are a tiny part of the culture in terms of I'm sorry. We are a tiny part of the population when you look at us as a percentage and so a part of us being able to secure our rights and to have equal humanity is getting other people as well on our side to advocate and to expand. So I think that that's very much a goal of the podcast first episode went up on August Twentieth. So it's been about a month on air what has been your favorite part of working on the show so far. I love interviewing and the thing that you all will know from this is that this is such an intimate medium, right? Because we normally get people in places where they're extremely comfortable. You know it's not a lot for them to hop on the phone with us or get on an microphone in their you know. Whatever they're wearing at the time. Ever, they happen to be, and so we're the same and during the same like right now I'm talking to you in my closet, and so it's very record and it's a very intimate space and I think I find that people open up in really unique ways that that doesn't happen when I'm looking at them on camera or if I'm interviewing them for the written written words and I think that that's a great part I mean, I actually love interviewing and I love the whole process of. Editing and just making sure that we have these in such. The right way that people can digest what's going on I did know how much went into podcast until before and so whenever I hear people say, oh well, you should this person should just to a podcast. It's so easy and I just want to I don't know. Hand them a bottle of profile and say you need the We are right there with you. Are there any upcoming episodes that you're particularly excited about? So many So the one this is, I, don't know when when this particular podcasts will air but we are having one I'm just interviewed Alexander who will be the first trans character in the history of the star. Trek Franchise. Right he's cleaning they're playing a TRILL, right? That's exactly right and. And so I'm super excited about that because I'm actually a lifelong tricky like watching reruns when I was a kid from the original series and then all the way through and so I'm excited I was super noting out on that. You'll be able to hear that in all your glory and also will be talking to Jamila King, who's at Mother Jones unpacking the first debate. So I'm presidential debate. So I'm excited about that and then we have others such as. unpacking the mind of evangelical why they are. So. Intent on targeting Trans People. So a lot of the good ones coming up okay. I have a question for you. That is extremely niche for me. So the UN General Assembly opened last week last year hosted the first high level meeting on gender diversity on have you seen any progress from the UN on Trans rights issues in that time sense yeah. I. Think. Two things, I. Think One I know that The US will be you and women, which is a massive organization at the United, nations which focuses on gender equality around the world has actually hired. A full-time person to focus on lgbtq rights for the first time in its sixty year history I'm that happened coming out of our meeting and was a consequence of that which I think is really exciting. I also think there has been continued movements at UN to include diversity, but one of the impediments sadly is actually the United States. So the United States is actually blocking a lot of the progress of so many countries they are from Argentina to ones in. Africa. To not to speak of usual suspects in Europe for one of move forward on these including transplants the United States is forcing the United Nations to raise any language. Connected to anything that's trans on anything like that. So our country's the impediment and if we weren't, it'd be so much more parties in an article for time. Recently, you said quote there cannot be black lives matter without the centering of Black Trans Women do you the movement focuses too much on Black Cisneros on Blm? Yeah. Of course I think that that's definitely the case I think there's too much I. think it's shifted recently in the case of Brianna Taylor but I think they. You know one of the things that was a critique in June is just for instance, the way in which there was this massive reaction for. George Floyd. But not the same equivalent for Briana Taylor and for other black women who suffer a similar fate and absolutely for Black Trans Women There's nearly enough censoring and black lives matter and racial justice on the lives of.

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New York City’s Daily Coronavirus Infection Rate Spikes Above 3% For 1st Time In Months

News O'Clock

00:18 sec | 7 months ago

New York City’s Daily Coronavirus Infection Rate Spikes Above 3% For 1st Time In Months

"Florida's government recently announced that they were lifting all bands on a dining and bars despite a ten percent positivity rate and even places that had been doing. Well, things aren't poised to stay that way here New York. City the positive test rate climbed over three percent for the first time in months. Thanks in part to research of cases in South

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Peppermint: Queen of Everything

LGBTQ&A

06:37 min | 7 months ago

Peppermint: Queen of Everything

"I. Wonder if we can start by talking about how you view your drag because just stick to oversimplify the majority of Queens are men who dress up for show and they perform femininity. Can you talk about how you think about your drag since as a Trans Woman? Your femininity isn't something you're taking on and off Yeah I. Mean I definitely think that my feminity is something that does. That I still have to consider I view it is my feminity. Constantly trying to keep on but yeah, I think my drag initially miodrag was sort of the space that I thought most comfortable in like just like being in this sort of female embodiment whatever that means. Now, view it as like me. Up versus me not glommed up. It's still drag you know but that's how I view it. So for you did your relationship to drag change after you realized and came out as Trans yet actually got a lot less serious I think before before coming out as trans I was it was just really crucial because the only thing I had to hold onto. But then after being able to kind of you know figure out what I wanted to have more control over how I was perceived and and what I was putting forth. Then I was a lot more chill about my approach to drag. Wear purple hair like I. Don't really care what happens to me and drag because why womanhood is not as as no longer at stake. So when you're saying less serious, you're saying camping s why would avoid camping at all costs I wanted to be as quote, convincing adds a woman while in drag as I could because I took it. So seriously as like no, I am woman I want people to see me as a woman and that's it. I mean those things are still true but I don't really care. It's it's job. I mean, it's not just a joke but like I take I'm a lot more playful with it and I can be more campy i. no longer view my drag as like you know the only way that I can communicate my womanhood. You became most known through drag race and like the weirdest part for me of drag races slowness to embrace transfer performers is the fact that it has engaged with and ushered in gender play in gender fuck on a profound scale and it's been breaking norms all along but has the just stopped just shy short of people who identify as trans. So my question is like on the whole drag race is its own thing. It's not representative of all drag on the whole. Don't you find that the larger drag community is a welcoming place for Trans People. Oh absolutely especially those who have A. Connection to drag the art form of drag the cultural drag outside of drag race like you said, there are a lot of people whose introduction to drag is and their whole experience of drag is still only through the lens of drag raise whether they continue to watch the show or not some people. There are some people. The only thing they know about drags what they saw on drag race and so for those people. I think it's probably more difficult for them to understand that there is more inherent queasiness historically to drag especially years ago when drag was seen more as more of a theatrical tool professionally, it probably attracted more gender variant people who weren't able to go to the doctor transition back in eighteen whatever sixteen whatever I think that there's lots of queasiness that's helped catapult dragged where it is today, but it's not as understandable or marketable. To. The people who make television I promise. We won't spend the whole time talking about drag race but something I always wondered is that you were on season nine of drag race and you came out as trans in the middle of the season to the consistence with that something you previously disclosed to the producers. No, I didn't sit down and have a conversation about being trans to the producers I never sat down and said. To the producers I'm transgender, but I've been out as a trans woman. The first time I ever said publicly to the largest audience possible that I'm a transgender woman was on the daily show, which has millions of viewers probably more than drag race on April sixteenth of two, thousand, eighteen on the Trans Panic episode where I was featured with several other transgender activists talking about the transgender bathroom Bam laws in your state. I think. And so that's that was what was the hot topic of the day in two thousand, sixteen I'm sure probably remember and I was on national television talking about that now new no one care because I wasn't standing next Rupaul but it was on my instagram twitter on my facebook. I was very happy about that. But the people who watch drag race of course nothing exists if it isn't on an episode and so a lot of people they were like Oh this person was just born here. peppermint just realized she was. On the show. Yeah. peppermint realized she was alive and the producers later told me I mean, there is like the whole. The whole format of the show is they just have to submit to their process and they don't really there's not a lot of back and forth communication. I would imagine because they wanted to keep things very sort of secretive to surprise you with them. But then on the other hand, if I'd like had a well thought out plan of all of that and sorted out my feeling because I was nervous I mean not like there's a lot of trans people that are it's not like drag races the the beacon of trans. Representation I was nervous and I wasn't sure how people would react to what would happen but there's not a lot of talking happening at drag race period. You arrive they check you in they. Welcome you. They tell you like don't go here. Don't do that and don't press that red button and then they're like, okay don't talk and so the cameras roll. No talking talking action go they want the show to happen on camera now? It was so natural of a conversation that it actually did happen before episode whatever that was four or five or six on drag race. We'd have conversation before on camera but it was there was other things happening in the room and I guess other things they did ask us would. You all mind talking about that again, and so we basically did it again. It didn't feel that false though we just talked about it again and we brought up some of the points. So to answer question, no, they didn't. They didn't sit down and have an interview about me being trans before I got to the show

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"trans people" Discussed on Black Frasier

Black Frasier

05:55 min | 7 months ago

"trans people" Discussed on Black Frasier

"Why can't beating self expression just beat for all people why can't we just wear what we want to wear and thought it would be like a really kind of like easy bank. You know I gave this big talk last year and I was like, okay, this is GonNa be. But the man of resistance that I get in interfacing a lot of these companies, people just hat entrenched stereotypes where they're like being an address is feminine. Why? Like what is it about a garment? That makes it a gender? Yes. So how did you get to this space of I? Don't even want to call enlighten me because I really just think. You know you know doing research on you and following you I'm just sort of like, yeah of course, this totally makes sense and you're right there is so much resistance and people get so tied to their identity being protected, but they don't want to protect the identity of Trans People, non binary people and to me it's like it just doesn't make any sense that on one hand, you really want to protect those identities willing other hand. You don't want to protect another set of identities, and so I'm curious as to sort of along the way made you go. This is not just GonNa, be something that I'm going to do for my personal life, but this is something I'm going to do. In the public space as a leader in this movement because I think that you know not everyone is built for that not everyone has the tools in order to do that in a thoughtful way, and so I'm curious as to what made you be like I'm GonNa just stand up and be this voice that maybe I feel is lacking in these these circles. Spirituality is about to enter the CIA. Great Love. For me is really it's about it's a spiritual project because I really believe that most people have been indoctrinated into only knowing themselves based off of other people's ideas of who they should be, and if we ask people who are you, they don't know because most people only know who they are based on what they've been told and I think the threats that especially non binary and gender non conforming people like me. Pose, the world is that we show people. This is what it looks like to actually do this work for yourself and to not live your life on other people's terms, and we are a walking question mark to them to you know who you are 'cause I do and I think it is very dangerous thing to know oneself in this world because this world requires doubt that's that's the most profitable emotion there Doubt, but I actually came to conviction and and because I came to conviction I was like it's not enough for me to just not for myself I need to create the conditions so that other people can.

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Surviving Suicide

The Chalene Show

06:25 min | 9 months ago

Surviving Suicide

"Hey, there a warning before I. Start Today Show. We're GONNA. Be Talking about some pretty heavy topics. Today will be talking about mental health anxiety depression. And surviving suicide. Parental discretion is advised. In twenty, nine, thousand, nine, nearly eight, hundred, thousand people died of suicide. means, every forty seconds someone was taking their own life. And, suicide is a global phenomenon in certainly their populations, certain people, certain experiences that place. You at greater risk of suicide. But for every person who dies from suicide, it's estimated that there's another twenty. Who attempted suicide? That means for every one person who dies of suicide. There are twenty people who survive it. But death by suicide and suicide attempts are preventable. Now, that is not to say that you. You alone can prevent someone. From taking their own life or from even trying. But. It does mean that we've got to start having these conversations more openly. We've got to remove the stigma. GotTa be able to know the sign so that there's something we can do so that we can intervene. So today because of the pandemic, because of racial tensions because of the world that we live in today, suicide rates are higher than ever. Now, I've heard reports that suicides are up nearly two hundred percent so far in twenty twenty and I did my best to substantiate those statistics. Night can't tell you. I can substantiate the number of suicides is that much higher wouldn't surprise me. I just can't substantiate it when I can tell you is that Google searches Calls to suicide prevention lines and visits to online support groups are up more than two hundred percent since the lockdown began. You should also know that suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US. In fact, I WANNA lead with some really powerful statistics so that you'll begin to think about this, not just in terms of you or your family members. But your neighbors, your parents, your grandparents, your nieces, or nephews every day. The CDC estimates about one, hundred, twenty, three people die from suicide, and that was in twenty nineteen. It's also estimated that only half of Americans who are experiencing some form of depression or anxiety ever seek treatment. But did you know that between eighty to ninety percent of people who do seek treatment for depression or anxiety find success by using therapist and or a medical intervention? Did you hear that like eighty to ninety percent feel better? An estimated quarter? Million People? Every year are survivors of suicide attempt. In previous years, suicide was the second leading cause of death in the world for people ages fifteen to twenty, four today, it's the number one leading cause of death. And although more females than males attempt suicide. represent. Seventy, nine percent. Of, all suicides in the United, states? Firearms being their most commonly used method and for females. The most commonly used method is overdose poison if you will. Now, let's talk about who is at greatest risk I. It is our LGBTQ plus community. There are three times, more likely special kids, three times more likely than straight kid to attempt suicide Oh nps if you have a sneaking suspicion that your kid might. Be Gay. Bi. Trans. Trust me just accept them and love them if you don't. They feel that. They know that don't assume your Keta straight is what I'm trying to say kids who worry about what their parents and society might think are three times more likely. To commit suicide forty-one percent of trans, adults that they've attempted suicide and the same study found that almost sixty one percent of trans people who were also victims of some form of assault sixty. One percent of those people have attempted suicide because get this lesbian gay and bisexual young adults who come from families where either the belief the notion, the sentiment was that they would be rejected because of their sexuality. Those kids are eight times more likely to commit suicide. Then, children who come from families where they feel very accepted. Each time and lgbtq person is of victim of any type of harassment or abuse that increases their risk of self harm by almost three hundred percent. Those are some of the most at risk populations, the elderly, also a very high risk population. What do I have delivered for I? Don't WANNA be a burden to my children. There's nothing for me to look forward to. Black talk about risk factors regardless of population demographic. The WanNa be on the lookout for these risk factors. Place people at a much higher likelihood of attempting suicide, any previous known or unknown or diagnosed mental disorder. Especially mood disorders, schizophrenia bipolar ast, which is autism spectrum disorder autism, any anxiety disorder, and certain personality disorders. Those who regularly use substances, like you know, drugs, alcohol painkillers, people who tend to be more impulsive or aggressive anyone with a history of trauma, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, physical abuse people who are experiencing a major physical disability setback, chronic illness, those with a family history of suicide, those who have a close friend or relative committed suicide anyone who's in recent job or financial distress. Those, who recently lost a relationship at greater risk for suicide is anyone who's being isolated or who lacks their peers social support?

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Justice for Breonna Taylor with Andrea J Ritchie

The Nod

05:58 min | 9 months ago

Justice for Breonna Taylor with Andrea J Ritchie

"March thirteen, twenty twenty Briana was shot and killed by police in Louisville Kentucky. In what's been described as a botched raid officers barged into Taylor's apartment under a no knock warrant and fired multiple rounds. No drugs were found the no knock warrant in question was actually for Taylor's ex boyfriend and his friends who live miles away. It had already been detained by the time. Please enter Taylor's home. As maddening as honest death is most Americans hadn't even heard of it until nearly three months later as the national unrest around the deaths of Egmont arbitrary and George Floyd's began to unfold. What all the stories of those killed and brutalized by police are important. Brianna isn't the first black woman to have hers reduced to a footnote in the larger narrative. Why are the guests of black women at the hands of police received so much differently, and what can we do to change that? Today to help us understand. We're joined by Andrea J, reaching the author of invisible, no more police violence against black women and women of color. Andrea Richie thank you so much for joining us today. Thanks so much for having me, so let's jump right into it and start with your book invisible. No more. Can you tell us a bit about it and like what inspired you to write this? One inspire me to write invisible. No more was the work that I've been doing for the past couple of decades, documenting or around litigating around advocating around and just generally Around black women girls, Queer and Trans People's experiences, policing and wanting to provide some context for the individual cases that we were hearing about so for instance thinking about Brianna Taylor. If you looked invisible, no more you learn that. Unfortunately she's far from the first black woman who was killed in a no knock drug raid. You bring up Taylor and I know there's definitely this feeling when I look at her case. In the cases of other black women would been killed at the hands of police. It seems like they don't get as much attention as the cases of black man who had been killed by the police. But the thing you point out your book is that that's not a feeling that that is reality. He talked to us a bit about that pattern. Yeah I think the title of the book is both a statement of fact, a demand an aspiration, right? It's a statement of fact that hosts Sandra. Bland black women's experiences of policing are no longer invisible. In the way they were pre twenty fifteen often say that before twenty fifty nine. I feel like I'd be talking underwater constantly about violence against women and girls, and it just wasn't landing, and then all of a sudden in two thousand fifteen. It's like my. My head popped above water, and suddenly there was also a lot of other voices speaking in same same thing, so in that sense. We're at an unprecedented level visibility of black women's experiences of policing. I would say that's true for Briana Taylor. There's a way in which we still have a long way to go for black women's experiences to be at the center of our consciousness around this issue to be informed by Black Women's experiences. That's the next step we have to move past visibility to action. Why do you think there's been such a difference between the reception? Of Brianna? Taylor versus Church Floyd. Our understanding of police violence is definitely shaped to the experiences, a black man who are assumed to be straight and not Trans Right. That's the story of state violence that we hear that with the media reproduces that we produce the telling stories to each other in such a way that even when black women's experiences happen in broad daylight on camera in the same way, the happened for George Floyd. Are Invisible in some way when you look at the incident report for Briana. Taylor's killing. It says no one was injured. And that's just an extreme example of how invisible violence against black women is. Here's a black woman who died in a hail of bullets blood out in her own bed in her own home where she was sleeping. Police report says no one was hurt the last reason i. think it's invisible is because. If as a society, we had to contend with state violence against black women that's informed by both anti blackness and gender violence right beside more than we would have to contend with anti black women violence in our communities. Contend again with the fact that this nation is built on violence against black women's bodies and black and Trans bodies and we're not ready to do that. You know there's this theory, though I think we've all heard that part of the reason why there's such a big difference between the response to be honest anthem response to George. Is that free? Honest wasn't caught on camera quick. Do you think about that I unfortunately point people to a lot of videotape? Black women dying on camera to police Natasha McKenna is a ten minute video of her being. tased to death by police there's. Video of Doina Johnson, a Black Trans woman, being brutally beaten in the police precinct that did not inspire an uprising in the same way that Rodney. King stood. They don't WanNa. Keep repeating kind of the the degree of violence, but what I want to say is that there's no shortage of videotaped evidence of police violence against black women I don't. Think that's. The entirety of the story is something. They also feels especially Kinda unique about Brianna Taylor's case is that it's almost become this this inescapable meam as of late like people I've seen weird social media posts like even sometimes dance challenges like it. It's kind of taken on a life of its own ultimately is that type of attention is? Is that helpful or harmful? I think that it recreates some of the narratives that produce the death of black women. I think it's recreating the notion. The objectification of black women that in this case Brianna Taylor story is an opportunity to make. A clever pun or acute mean and we've lost spree on his humanity in that. We've lost the fact that she was a sister. She was a daughter. She was an emt. She was someone who was full of joy of laughter jokes the life of the party she was. Multidimensional Person Right and I think we just need to be careful that we're not turning visibility in the way that black women have been made visible in ways that are harmful produce more violence.

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Shea Diamond: Why Music is a Tool for Trans Liberation

LGBTQ&A

05:58 min | 9 months ago

Shea Diamond: Why Music is a Tool for Trans Liberation

"I'd like to start with your song. AMERICAN, Pie! I love the framing of it that you're talking about living truthfully and framing in terms of the American dream. Can you just talk about the song and what you want people to take away from it well, the thing is you know I just think about my life and my experience and just like and just. Just the many people I've met throughout the years I mean I've met a whole lot of people throughout the years from state to state running I feel like a state running from state to state. Trying to look for that place where you can find that freedom trying to find a place where you can be, you know everybody find wants to come to Hollywood. Everybody believes in that dream of of that they can do something they can do this thing and they have this dream whether it's so small as to have. House, with a picket fence and have a sickening piece of trade at home. You know that's that you can put you know your your feet on his bag and he says now. Let it rest. They're a little bit. What other situation is I mean? We've lost a the ability to dream because people have taken that away from us. They've told them us because we're queer. Because with this because we're black, because we're trans because we're gay, because the with this because we're fat, I had a dream since I was small, and I was told I cannot assess that dream, because first of all I wasn't a girl. I believe harshly. That I was female. So I've been fighting, society. Since my very existence that's gave giving society gave me my script and told me Oh. You know you're not a girl. And you came into this world. This is who you are, so they gave me a script in order to go by in refused to go by their script. Now we all came here but naked. We came in this world nude I came into this world wanting. Always wanting and I still want and who's going to say my want is not a need and I think about my existence as a trans woman, and I would not want to go back and be and uncle, because I started off gender non conforming. We started from these experience. I started as a gay man boy. Whatever you WANNA call it gay bodied person. Queen. They in Trans. Now I am a woman. I Want Society to. Adjust to that change. Trans people are who they say they are. Not who you want them to be. And when you put it in terms of that framing an as the American dream, I'm always looking for ways to sell trans acceptance for lack of better words, and that makes it hard to disagree with. Well I feel like we should never have to to sell like it's a sprite and say look. It tastes good. Feeling. Oh, I mean sell in terms of acceptance and passing laws to protect. Do we need to de Criminalized Being Trans? We're always going to be the person to be objectified in cages locked away pointed. Ridiculed spectacles. They look at us as animals if we're not sil. Sila viral silver. Some ways I cannot save for. Silver, civilized, civilized, civilized, and I guess I haven't had to say that word in a while because I've never been considered civilized. Has that been consistent in your life? That's been consistent in my life. You understand where I come from. What if the world change? Our social construct had changed, and you were told that like a black and darker with superior. How would you navigate? Would you be the same person which would be the same joyful person with the experiences that we have experienced to one day? Have your foot in our shoes people in society. They know what's going. We pretend we act like we don't. And we pretend like we want to make a change, but we really don't. What is white privilege? There's no such thing we've been given that script. And we've just adhere to it. Time in time out, and we have not then then. We don't go to this thing that all people are equal. We had to find somebody better now after we've realized that why people are in better now, black people have to be better. Somebody has to be better in order for somebody to be lesser. Somebody has to be poor in order for somebody to be rich that we monopolize off the things that's happening in this world, so we can look at the the Trans Women in their experience or people in their experience, and no, that's not us, and there will never be a weekend hold I hit up high and live safely navigate in. In this world, and these are all things that you sing about pretty directly in your music. Have the label or producers asked you not to do that so explicitly and do singing about other things well, you know I, have to be honest with Justin Justin is a visionary Justin transfer he is, he is a visionary. He had the people like we were another thing another labor one. It's sign. And the whole thing was. They wanted a lighter music they did. They wanted lighter music. Happy Music. Let's radical music I. Now there. They wanted to sign. They wanted a younger person. Another one wanted to sign. They just like we believe her story is just. It's going to overshadow the music. So, they believe that because I had a freaked up life and I survived that and I'm live in to tell my story in order to in order to encourage other people that they can survive the dare experiences, because because I'm not the only one that experienced things and I don't want people to think that I'm not a victim. I am a survivor and so to my music. I want to encourage people that you are survivor

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features first transgender model

WBZ Midday News

00:36 sec | 10 months ago

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue features first transgender model

"Making history as the first transgender model to appear in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. 23 year old who also made history last year, is the first transgender model for Victoria's secret. Says in a personal essay. She's excited and honored to be part of the iconic issue in it. The model discussed the fear, violence and ridicule trans people face, acknowledging that many do not have an accepting family school or work environment. In her native Brazil, 130 trans people were murdered there last year, more than any other country. The annual swimsuit issue will be available on newsstands. Aniline July 21st Mac Piper CBS

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"trans people" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting

The Gays Are Revolting

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"trans people" Discussed on The Gays Are Revolting

"Mature if we can manifest theft. It's h will stick with it necessarily you. proudly identifies. Trans and bisexual person and have done some incredible work in both of those spaces. I'm but I was also surprised to hear that. You also identifies introvert and a highly sensitive persons. I've always perceived you to be a very loud and outspoken and debris Dc The latitude traits as a strength. That helps you to define the activism. Work that you do for sure guess. So let's clarify intiatives one. St Is a stereotype introverted. Saying you're shy Shula whatever. We just had to socialize As they and this is very relevant this outside of the will jeannot quietly together in on. Heim spots each network when doing our klay reasonably but I think the thing that we'd introverts is sitting tributes could appear extroverted because we a tapping to a potted us when we are passionate about something like amazing changed and boy I think that debts and may tapping into saints of my heart and soul. That Is a huge strength full me and it's just like anything. I have to watch for the plant. Avoid the places way that I'm he's no bandied but when it is bandied. I Canadian Kate tapping into it and it will reflect back. The honey said to use a mobile lying definitional always Hoti sensitive paypal feel and prices information in grinds or links and Brits than the median of population so an example would be someone is raffling a set of Casals something from out of state ball rattling case process. Like if even Carlisle's guy will finance officer that sort of thing it also disability to save things in Great Lakes than braves and save more detail and we sunk conseil. Can I look things surfer mayors and activists? She's biggest traditional value is diversity. That's where it's You know it's perfectly natural okay. You're on watch winery. Trans woman for example. What about trends collar? Non Binary and Hevea since embassy and in the usual sense of the ten cents to fifty two papal op. Different to May and and that sort of thing so bright strengths. Lack a lot of people I would add The incident and highly sensitive personal. Probably go down for the strengths but once I understood the more realize what they would didn't have to deep down. I did until point way. I'd been wildlife and the lives of the people after my k. Fantastic and now sally before we finish up for this evening. How can listen to support the transit on binary community during this sort of time as the pandemic that we're in just Cape Ray Chan but just they they the sense of Coniston the sign rules of Allah shade. That would apply any time. Things like respecting people's ninety news in pronouncing Sustained still apply but just hope spice the papal Knowledge that sadly as we touched on route coming right back full circle that the things that translatable usually WPRO Crumbly and most likely to be exacerbated in this time it understanding that just checking in paypal and being aware of the particular nuances. That were touched on. I think would be great. Thank you so much sally. You genuinely is such an inspiration to the whole community. And we're really honored to have you on the podcast. I think he's taking the time to join us well very much. Thank you for the time.

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"trans people" Discussed on Worst Year Ever

Worst Year Ever

02:18 min | 1 year ago

"trans people" Discussed on Worst Year Ever

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"trans people" Discussed on Worst Year Ever

Worst Year Ever

06:56 min | 1 year ago

"trans people" Discussed on Worst Year Ever

"It's seeing this happen. Yeah Yeah we say today about the Jewish gatherings and stuff being zoom bombed by people with antisemitic messages and. Yeah transgene are ready. But yeah and that guy. There's just video again today of like dude in front of the Chinese Consulate Australia with a bull. Whip like shouting race-hatred that's cool. That's cool just like just like cool hero just like. Oh like our Buddy Hitler. I shouldn't call them my buddy. I really got. I shouldn't say that I got to recalibrate some things after doing this show that I do just like just like that. One person in history who also had a bull whip. Yeah of course about. I don't really have a joke. This is just a bad thing. That's happening yeah so sorry. I do think it's important to like when when we talk about stuff like this. It's important to both like keep in mind like the things that are specific to like this individual Group that struggling whether you're talking about like racism against Asian Americans or like you know antitrust policies being pursued by the government like it's important to talk about how those things are like. Have those trials being faced by those communities are unique but I also think like it's important to recognize that the attacks coming to both of those communities have the same point of origin which is like and it's not like an individual there are individuals that we can look at it as as like inflection points for that. But it's like it's a feeling it's a feeling that has been deliberately cultivated like a garden in the hearts of millions. And that's the thing that's GonNa kill a lot more people than the corona virus and I would say the I would say a majority of the people who've died of the corona virus. These numbers coming out right now. So guessing like seventy percent of the dead in Louisiana are black with all these systemic reasons. Why that's the case. I didn't come on here to say that the solution to fighting all of these things is bullets. Because I don't think that it is but I'm sure open to anyone who has an idea of like how we how we fix this it. Should we just stay in facebook? Can Bam facebook. I could start with bullets. Aren't a solution for obviously. I think it's The comfort appraised preparation. I was one of the people that reached out to you. When this started Robert You know. Should we get a handgun thankfully? I did ask you when you were like not now not the time to do this. Don't just buy a handgun so you have to run or like you don't get fear. Thome just will literally an episode of the Simpsons. Yeah Yeah Hey now homer developed a lot of fun uses for his gun that I had to their great turn off lights cans. You're right you're with your way mushrooms. Thank you got mushrooms. I think that's about all we had to talk about for today. So this has been a fun. Discussion about How when the authoritarian power pushed to marginalize groups of people Based on Bigotry It will inevitably lead to death on an almost unimaginable scale if it isn't immediately and Strongly resisted and there's a variety of strategies to doing that which Sophie make a note. That's the title of the episode. Fun You know like I said a nice light topic for a night like we light year. Yeah we we are planning to do some more episodes where we focus on different communities and areas being affected that you might not immediately realize to try to expand awareness in. Yeah get it. We need to be listening. We need to be paying attention. The in thing you can do the most important thing you can do and this is you're stuck online is if you see someone saying hi. I'M NOT GONNA hide whatever if I'm trixie a transgender person. Who's saying you know something that seems angry? That seems frustrated. Don't be put off by the tone. Don't be put off by whatever thing. Listen to what's actually being said because there's going to be angered GONNA be frustration. There's going to be hurt. There's going to be years of pent up whatever trust me. It's going to be years of it but there's going to be truth in that experience and you have to. You have to listen now more than ever because it's GonNa get worse. Things are going to get worse. And we have yeah. It's still easy to get wrapped up in everything that we are experiencing and online. There's this veneer like it. We're connected but we're anonymous for separating you we are not actually sharing to those pain that easily you know you have to stop and take a step back and not knee jerk. React to things which is something that I especially need to do. I mean we all need to. I don't say that in a way I mean it. As a reminder to myself as eva stated things are going to get worse in follow us on twitter twitter handle okay to guarantee that things get if for whatever ungodly reason. You'RE GONNA go on twitter you can. You can find me at Pool River Jam band. Peo- River Jam Band on on the twitter website. If you want to and and again just let's listen to what people have to say and be there for each other in the people who are who are less powerful than you are going to be there for you people are profiting. You should be there for you. It's not about social capital. It's not about political capital. It's just about it's about. We got to be there for each other. 'cause IT'S GONNA get rough out there and all we're going to have is each other so do that. Just try to try to be less of what we've been. I guess though do that can we all just take it down a notch? Just just be cool for like ten and see how that feels. Well you can see how we feel on twitter. 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"trans people" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"trans people" Discussed on Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry

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"trans people" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

Atheist Nomads

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"trans people" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"There's a very strong divide between those two all right and i'm sure that that would apply to desist people's well. Oh yeah oh yeah for sure. You get better experiences. Would when you have good insurance yeah. I would just <hes> so for me. My interactions actions mostly have just been more that like people just kind of like oh gosh. I've never met a trans person before. I don't really know how to do this but they're generally like they're not like hostile but some of the lower income folks that i know have definitely run into situations where people were being outright hostile like refusing to use their correct pronouns refusing to use the correct name and all of that sort of stuff tough on the form that kind of thing and so i and so i i would say that there probably is a unique experience in that specific situation people like being actively hostile rate. You aren't likely to run into a church member. Who's there as part of some kind of a mission outreach thing. If you're paying yeah yeah free clinic. That's a little different that can be different now. Talk about your your your podcast because last last time you're on the show you were hosting the gay theus manifesto and now your host of queer spinning now deed. What's what's the difference between the two. So there's a couple of things <hes> i really just stopped being interested by speaking about <hes> atheism related things specifically specifically and not because i don't think it's an important conversation to be had. I just don't know that i was the best person or the most interested person and to continue having that specific conversation <hes> the other big thing really is the the format of the show changed pretty radically <hes> i the pride myself on remaining a student of my art at all times in podcasting and i do very much think of podcasting as an art and i was doing a lot of research into formats on different things that podcast can be other than just a straight up interview show and the idea of doing things are more focused storytelling was super appealing to me and i for a little bit started a second show. I called it. The queer side and i did more like street n._p._r. Style storytelling with folks <hes> <hes> not really specifically about religion or atheism or anything like that although one of the <hes> one of the episodes kids was was about someone who grew up bisexual in christian and you know the different things that that came out of that <hes> and i really really really enjoyed making those that get so much more work to make a show like that but it was just so much more fun for me and it was one of those things where i could go back and listen to it over and over and over again. It'd be like man. This is so freaking cool that i made this and making a second podcast turned out to be too much work and so i stuck with doing gay theus he's manifesto because 'cause it was actually a source of income for me and it's not that i didn't like doing it. I kind of liked doing the other thing better <hes> and don't have the five or six producers and audio engineers and everything else that an n._p._r. Show has absolutely lately and god the more and more i learned about how much work goes into a fifteen minute segment on this american life. It's disgusting like it would take me three months to do that on my own and have a staff of twenty you are you right exactly exactly and so i stopped doing that for a little bit but i i was definitely kind of feeling the weight of haven't really talked about religion racism and forever so i don't know that the name of the show fits and i'm doing a pretty radically klay different kind of show because i started skewing more towards that kind of storytelling on the gay theus manifesto.

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"trans people" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

Atheist Nomads

03:30 min | 1 year ago

"trans people" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"Diabetes medications cholesterol medication blood pressure medications and antidepressants yet. I wouldn't when we spread of transpeople just would kind of disappear under the averages yet. I was going to say i i would imagine we'd probably generally speaking would fall pretty close to the same curve as the average population. Maybe <hes> maybe a little bit higher for <hes> for like depression anxiety <hes> because we know like the society that we live in causes us to experience that a disproportionate right but <hes> but yeah i i can't really necessarily see anything that i would think that there would be like a a huge thing that stands out as different from the average popular <hes> from the the average person aside from that and would you say that generally speaking just from your own experience when you've gone to hospitals or needed something outside of your your primary care situation. Have you been felt like you were treated. Well well or have you had situation felt like you're actually discriminated against. Her just mistreated in some way i wouldn't have. I wouldn't say that i've ever been outright. Mistreated did thankfully <hes> there have definitely been moments that made me uncomfortable like that nurse that was like asking me trans questions when i'm in the middle of a crisis thinking there might be something wrong with my digestive system <hes> <hes> but like that didn't interfere with her care of me right because i think she was just there to draw blood or something like that and i mean she was doing all of the things she was supposed to be doing while we were talking <hes> until they get made me a little uncomfortable. I didn't think it was exactly appropriate but i didn't feel like i was like i i wouldn't go as far to say it was like mistreatment <hes> and then the other this stuff is just sort of like the aggressive questions about like the last time you had a period and pregnancy test which again like i don't begrudge those folks asking those questions. I don't think that those people are attacking me. Personally i just <hes> lament the circumstances that makes it necessary and it made me uncomfortable <hes> but i wouldn't call that like an egregious violation of my rights or anything anything like that thankfully my interactions have been almost entirely positive <hes> and i mean the one glaring thing was was paperwork screw up that had nothing to to do with me beyond transit just had to do with my surgeons office being terrible at paperwork so yeah all right and we with with the other transpeople you talk to. Would you say that's relatively typical of inexperience. There is a very strong divide between people people who have health insurance and people who don't people who people have like employer sponsored healthcare like <hes> through either them or their spouse or people who are on on medicaid <hes> because low income folks don't really have a choice of where to go <hes> most most of the time and so they have to do a lot of time figuring out like where they have access to go and who they have access to and a lotta times they end up in some really uncomfortable situations especially with mental health care providers <hes> with like primary care doctors and stuff like that in the area that i'm in there is a pretty strong group of folks that are pretty trans competent <hes> as as as far as like primary care doctors for physical health <hes> <hes> but finding competent mental health care can be pretty difficult <hes> generally my experiences that people with employer sponsored healthcare like quality insurance their interactions with the medical system generally better than lower income folks who don't don't have that kind of thing <hes>..

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"trans people" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

Atheist Nomads

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"trans people" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"It's just not necessary and they keep asking right because because we live in a litigious society the society we live in a society where a lot of people don't get sex ed right right. Put people who. I don't know they're pregnant right and i like i. I don't begrudge them like asking for that information but i just like. I'm not an expert but i just wonder if there's is a better way to handle that because in order to answer those questions to people satisfaction i have to myself transient situations like being trans. I i would be shocked to to find that me. Being trans has any relevance when i sprained my wrist. You know what i mean right. Well okay the heck. Even when it comes to laboratory reference ranges it is very few tests where there are different ranges between male and female yeah yeah there are several with the b._b._c. complete blood count <hes> mhm there's definite differences in different hormone tests and you would hope that like in your case that with a hormone doctor knows what your target ranges are and and is not going to be looking at reference ranges will right and especially because yeah. They're gonna ask what medications i'm taking it. I'm going to tell them my hormones because i take those every day so like obviously see that's relevant <hes> but i mean that could also just be like a regular h._r. Does that a that a a post. Menopausal woman takes that assist woman with some kind of hormone disorder takes and so like. I don't necessarily have to myself to answer those questions but i also do know that like with the ers. There's there's like i already mentioned if a woman is pregnant at the e._r. They ship them off to share to labor and delivery so they check every woman that goes into e._r. To see if she's pregnant i and i think that just kind of demonstrates the the importance of having trans folks in there like trans folks who are doctors who are nurses who are you're <hes> medical professionals with the actual knowledge writing the policy and <hes> in in looking at like you know if this is medically relevant than absolutely i wanted in there because i mean that's my safety and that's my health. You know what i mean. It is just so hard for me to trust that if a trans person wasn't in that room things without me. Trans are relevant. You know what i mean. <hes> <hes> whether intentional or or unintentional like a perfectly reasonable one would be if you answer like last menstrual period or all right. It was two pregnancy tests having a valid option being. I don't have a uterus yeah okay. Nothing worry about yes absolutely because i could just as easily be trans or have had a hysterectomy yeah yeah yeah i think that's a wonderful idea that provide.

"trans people" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

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04:47 min | 1 year ago

"trans people" Discussed on Atheist Nomads

"R._s._v. You're spot because as already said before not all those who wander are lost but if you don't have the address you definitely will be so definitely we'd. I'd love to have as many of you as possible. Come and join us for that. It's gonna be a lot of fun out in the woods the creek at a cabin in the mountains with a chance of moose coming around so it's not something to miss out on come. Check it out but before we get to the interview there is we are mostly taking a break from the news this week <hes> i i do want to talk about one relevant story that has come up the trump. Administration is working on rule to allow for religious litmus tests for federal contractors so at this would do would be exclude any federal contractor that considers itself to to be religious to be exempt from all non-discrimination rules so that means if your federal contractor with breath owners that are religious possibly or in any way associated with any kind of religion am thinking hospitals here possibly possibly chick-fil-a if they have any government contracts then you can just say hey <hes> we don't have to follow this so if you are gay trans an atheist possibly even just not a white protestant christian year out ed ed granted catholic hospitals wouldn't be going just white protestants they'd probably prefer catholics regardless of race but yeah gays transpeople people who are single moms people who are living with somebody they aren't married to atheists we would all be eh potentially screwed over from a decent amount of of jobs that are out on the market that are being funded by the government this. This is really bad. This is something that definitely needs to stop it as a rule that the department of labor is considering and and it is up for public comment so you should comment on this. This is something we could try to stop granted. I don't think we'd necessarily would be able to stop it but we should try because i'm sure the religious people are going to be commenting plenty saying that this is good if our taxpayer dollars are going towards a government contractor they shouldn't be able to discriminate no matter what that is government money funding adding that and yet that discrimination needs to stop this is a a big part of the right wing's attempt temped to try to push things forward or from our standpoint push things backwards so that they are exempt from all nondiscrimination rules and dan can be whatever kind of big they want to be and right now. They're mostly just focused on trying to be big assholes to gain transpeople but if you give them in time they will be coming after atheist and possibly ethnic minorities so we need to stop now period fight at best you can submit comments and make sure that the the word about this is out there because we don't we should not have this happening anyway. That's all i'm gonna cover for news today and we'll probably be covering news next week a bit more. You're catching up on some of the stuff but at this point we'll be right back with kelly right from queer splitting we are are now joined by kelly right from planning and kelly's but on the show before last time was episode one fifty six which was july twenty twenty one twenty sixteen and also previously been on episode one. Oh three so it's been like one hundred sixty episodes since you've been on so welcome back been awhile yeah wow i can't sing that was terrible. I shouldn't a done that man so yeah last time we had you on. We were talking talking about how the g._o._p. Platform in two thousand sixteen was gonna screw over the l._g._b._t. Community and bathroom bills yeah and in. I believe what that episode proved was. My psychic abilities <hes> who don't know kelly as a trans activist <hes> <hes> awesome atheist amazing wonderful person helps run the atheist.

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