• 00:23

    Transgender inmate Case: Legal Analysis

    in Politics Progressive

    Yesterday's comments on the Michelle Kosilek case covered the basics. Today, the guest is Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project of Gay & esbian Advopcaes & Defenders. She was incredulous about the majority decision denying reassignment surgery.


    We'll cover the implications not only for Kosilek but also for current or future incarcerated transgender inmates in Massachusetts. Levi may also give us some perspective on the next action, as in whether the case might move to the Supreme Court.

  • 01:14

    Transgender Conversations...

    in LGBT

    Join me July 30, 2014 @ 8pm EST as we have Transgender Coversations an open conversation about the ongoing issues, life and love in the community and how all this revolves around our panelists and maybe, just maybe you. Joining me will be Louis Mitchell, Reverend  Eunice “Yunus” Coldman and Jack Ori. 


    Louis serves as the Engagement Coordinator for the TransFaith and as the Minister of Family and Congregational Life for South Congregational Church in Springfield.  He is founding member of the Trans People of Color Coalition, a member of the National Black Justice Coalition’s Leadership Advisory Council, a member of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries’ Trans-Saints. 


    Reverend  Eunice “Yunus” Coldman is an ordained Interfaith Minister and licensed NYC Wedding Officiant. He is the CEO of Soulful Touch Ceremonies which provides ceremonial services throughout the New York tri-state area and Long Island. Having come from an Evangelical background, in 2010 he began seeking a path that included multiple spiritual walks of life and finally became an Interfaith Minister for the sole purpose of bringing life and divine love to those who seek his counsel and services.


    Jack Ori  likes to say that he took the “long way around” to the life he was meant to live. Born and raised as the girl he was not, he struggled with anger, depression and social difficulties that interfered with his ability to use his intelligence for anything productive. It wasn’t until he began gender transition in his early 30s that he began living up to his potential. Today, Jack is pursuing his Masters in mental health counseling at the New School in New York City while earning a living as a freelance writer and life coach for young adults.

  • 01:03

    Transgender Day of Remembrance-Inclusive RIGHTS-Let's TALK

    in LGBT

    Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. TDOR was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. This year over 200 names will be read at TDOR services across the country. Joining CAN WE TALK FRO REAL co-hosts Ina, Michelle and Terry Boi will be Transgender activists Monica Roberts (The Trans Grio) and Michelle Fox-Phillips (Gender Identity Network Alliance).They will talk about commemorative ceremonies and the continued fight for a fully inclusive ENDA (Employment Non Discrimination Act) nationally and the fight at the state level in Michigan for its transgender community.


    So join us Wednesday night, November 19, 2014 as we honor our Transgender Community on CAN WE TALK FOR REAL. 

    Show starts at 10:30est/9:30cst. Call 347-215-8985 and Press 1 to speak.


     

  • 01:26

    Transgender Thursday with Tye and Eli

    in LGBT

    Previously Aired


    Tonight we are celebrating the "birth" of our newest show on the Back2Us Radio Network--Transgender Thursdays.


    The vision of our Transgender Thursday show is to provide a voice for but also support to our transgender brothers, sisters, their families, and significant others. 


    According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, "Numerous studies have shown that transgender people face disproportionate amounts of discrimination in all areas of life, especially in employment and health care." 


    Tye West and Eli Strong will talk one on one tonight with a diverse panel of guest as they reflect on their workplace transition experiences.

  • 02:00

    How To Address A Transgender

    in LGBT

    On Last week's show, "Do Best Friends Make Good Lovers", the crew ended up getting into an ongoing debate about how to address a transgender. We never managed to get on the same page and almost completely went off of the actual show topic. We eventually converted back to show topic but after engaging in such an intense debate, we realized there was unfinished business and that we'd need an entire show to debate about this topic. Well tonight the debate continues.


    This is a discussion you won't want to miss, so make sure you tune in and if you'd like to share your thoughts or opinions with us, feel free by sending us a Facebook Inbox, email (ItsRealTalkRadio@yahoo.com), or you can share your opinion live on air by dialing 347-838-9540. Just remember to press 1 to be brought on air; otherwise, continue to hold and listen to the live broadcast. We value your opinions and would love to hear from you. All of our social media contacts will be mentioned below.


    https://www.facebook.com/ItsRealTalkRadio


    https://www.facebook.com/ItsRealTalkRadioFamily


    https://twitter.com/ItsRealRadioMD


    ItsRealTalkRadio@yahoo.com to find us on all social media.

  • 01:26

    Former Marine and Transgender Advocate Speaks Out

    in LGBT

    Yvette W. Jones sits down with Z Zaldivar, a former Marine and Transgender Advocate and discusses the challenges of the LGBT community. Also, special guest, Missy Beasley, producer of Bridge the Gap talks about her latest project to support the LGBT community.  Yvette W. Jones will offer a solution-focused approach to embrace the struggles within the LGBT community. 


    Yvette W. Jones is a Christian counselor and founder of Freedom Chain Ministries.  The Yvette W. Jones Show focuses on real challenges in a real world and offers a biblical and solution-focused approach to empower minds to live well.


    www.yvettewjones.com


    www.freedomchainministries.org

  • 01:01

    Transgender Thursdays_The Strong Stance with Eli

    in LGBT

    The focus of Transgender Thursdays is to provide hope, education, awareness, and advocacy for our transgender sisters, brothers, and their supporters.  While the primary focus of Transgender Thursday is on increasing awareness of and improving advocacy for the transgender community, these shows will also tackle topics that transcend sexual orientation and gender.


     


    Tonight, The Strong Stance with Eli tackles the topic of Privilege In All Its (Trans)Formations.  What does privilege look like as it relates to gender, race, and even privilege within the transcommunity?


    The Strong Stance-- things that “we don’t talk about in polite public society”.

  • 01:28

    Truth About Transgender, Transexual and Homosexuality

    in Spirituality

    HERE WE TALK CANDIDLY ABOUT TRANSGENDER, TRANSEXUAL.  IS IT RIGHT, IS IT WRONG? WHAT MAKES A PERSON WALK THAT PATH?

  • 00:20

    Oh the horror, a transgender inmate

    in Politics Progressive

    Are "strange," "Immoral," and "unfamiliar" feelings enough to block medical care for a prison inmate? Well, yes, in Massachusetts, to a five-judge federal court of appeals panel. They ruled en banc by 3 to 2 to overturn first a trial judgment and then a 3-judge panel of appeals justices that mandates sexual reassignment surgery for an inmate serving a life term.


    Michelle Kosilek had fought for her surgery for a decade, winning before Judge Mark Wolf and then the panel. The Commonwealth persisted and finally had its way on Tuesday. 


    This becomes a de facto prohibition on such surgery here. Kosilek has long had hormone and other treatments, all short of the surgery. She won on Eighth Amendment grounds — cruel and unusual punishment for denial of necessary medical treatment. The Commonwealth edged out its win on what a dissenting judge called lies, ignoring the facts, rejecting case law, and making up law on the fly.


    I'll talk the implications and how sadly the federal court here looks like the reactionary majority of the SCO)TUS.


    ~Mike

  • 01:06

    Raising Transgender Children

    in Parents

    What is transgender? Does it differ from gender non-conforming, gender dysphoria, sexual orientation, or gender variant? What are the causes and how can parents best raise a child that is transgender? Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Jo Olson, an Adolescent Medicine physician specializing in the care of transgender youth and gender variant children. She is the director of the largest clinic in the United States for transgender youth at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Kim Pearson, co-founder and Training Director for TransYouth Family Allies, and proud mother of a happy, healthy, transgender son. "Anne", mother of an 8 year old transgender child whose assigned gender at birth was male.


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
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    More Creating a Family resources on parenting after adoption and infertility can be found here.

  • 02:39

    What's the T? A discussion of the plight of the Transgender Movement

    in Entertainment

    Hey there Tea Sippers!!  Today edition will take us on a journey through some muck and mire as we deal with a populace this is one of the subcultures of a subculture.  Often times never understood, the transgender community has been the brunt of many jokes, violent attacks, insults, dehumanizing behaviors, ostracizing actions, disenfranchising endeavors, and ridiculous ridicule that has kept this community on the defensive and under tons of scrutinty preventing it from gaining the necessary equity required to been seen and accepted within mainstream society.


    Here in the ATL, what our transgender community is facing represents the common problems that the T-Community is being challenged with nationwide.  Our guests, President Barack Obama Administration appointed Champion of Courage,  Ms. Dee Dee Chamblee, Executive Director and founder of LaGender, Inc  and Mr. Juan Evans, of SNaP Co (Solutions Not Punishment Coalition) will be shedding light on the plight of the Transgender Movement going on in Atlanta and across the country. 


    This will be a nurturing hot pot of tea, darlings, so make sure you have plenty of crumpets and come ready to learn...and learn this thing WELL.....

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