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13 year old transgender girl Dw Wiona Trantham will be talking with us about her experiences with discrimination in her Jr. High School when having access to the bathroom
Transgender men and women of color are part of our collective narrative as a people. They are here and have a story to tell. Their stories are just like the rest of ours…filled with moments of love, hate, triumph, defeat, joy, struggle, peace and doubt. We fear what we don’t understand and we don’t understand by choice. Katrina Goodlett, host of the Kitty Bella Show and co-founder of the Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) is our guest. She will enlighten us on some of the realities of the transgender community. Join us for the discussion and DON’T BITE YOUR TONGUE!!! Call in at 646-716-5470.
Tune in this Monday for episode 2 of Everything Transgender Related as I speak with Mix Martial Arts Female Fighter Fallon Fox. The main topic will be the 2015 trans100. We will talk, laugh and possibly cry. You will not want to miss this special show. This show might go over an hour, so I set it for 90 minutes, however we will probably end sooner.
Everything Transgender in New York City is going to air their first LIVE talk radio episode this Monday March 12, 2015. The show is named Everything Transgender Related and will be streamed live from Central Harlem in New York City. The main topic for the 1st episode will be about the transgender teenager, Islan Nettles that was murdered in Harlem almost two years ago. We will have special guest Sean Coleman? who is the founder of Destination Tomorrow. Sean Coleman will speak with us about Islan Nettles and how the community is moving forward. We will also talk with him about his organization in the Bronx.
Future episodes will feature such people as trans activist Brynn Tannehill?, trans political activist Melissa Sklarz?, Founder of Trans Latina's Cristina Herrera? and many more to come. Be sure to listen every Monday at 3PM, as we broadcast live.
Can not listen to the live episodes? Don't worry they will be archived and available for download.
Transgender Activist and Lawyer Kylar Broadus discusses transgender equlaity in 2014 and equality for transgenders in 2015. Kylar Broadus made history by becoming the first openly transgender person to testify before the U.S. Senate. Broadus was speaking on behalf of Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.Kylar W. Broadus is a professor, attorney, activist and public speaker from Missouri. He is an associate professor of business law at Lincoln University of Missouri, a historically black college where he previously served as chair of the business department. Kylar has maintained a general practice of law in Columbia, Missouri since 1997.
He currently serves on the board of the National Black Justice Coalition and was board chair from 2007 to 2010. In 2011, Kylar was awarded the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s Sue J. Hyde Award for Longevity in the Movement and the Pioneer Award at the Transfaith of Color Conference presented by the Freedom Center of Social Justice. He was featured in BlackEnterprise.com and previously in Diversity, Inc. In 2010, Kylar founded Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC), the only national civil rights organization dedicated to the needs of Trans People of Color.
Mara Keisling is the founding Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. Mara is a transgender-identified woman and a parent. As one of the nation’s leading voices for transgender equality, Mara has appeared on news outlets including CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. Mara is regularly quoted in national and local print and broadcast media.Since NCTE’s founding in 2003, the organization has led or participated in coalition efforts that have won significant advances in transgender equality. Mara is a graduate of Penn State University and did her graduate work at Harvard University in American Government. She has almost twenty-five years of professional experience in social marketing and opinion research.
The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. For more information on the National Center for Transgender Equality please go to http://www.transequality.org
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.
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.
IT MAY be one of the most emotionally charged issues the church will face in the next few years. Walt Heyer, author of A Transgender’s Faith, shares his story as a transgender who experienced the emotional abyss of realizing that surgery was not the answer to his problems.
February is supposed to be the month of love and romance. The year is 2015 and in January and February the lives of Trans Woman have not matter because 6 have already been killed. There is no national or local uproar for justice for the families, friends or the victims. There are no marches scheduled through social media with expecting crowds of 1000 or more expressing outrage. There are however organizations that are raising theirs voices and hoping you join them as this is a trend that MUST STOP NOW. Joining co-host Ina, Michelle and Terry Wednesday night, February 25th will be Monica Roberts, aka the TransGriot, is a native Houstonian and a trailblazing award winning trans community leader. She has lobbied since 1998 for trans human rights protections at the federal, state and local levels in Kentucky and Texas. January 2006 she founded the award winning blog TransGriot. We will talk about why the deaths of 6 transgender women have had little mainstream media attention, no community leadership out cry, nothing. New Orleans LGBT youth of color activist group, The BreakOUT stated in the Feb 10th news story, "The silence and lack of action from media on behalf of the Black transgender community sends a strong message that Black Trans Lives, in fact, do not matter." At last count 5 black transgender women and 1 Latina transgender woman have lost their lives. Where are the black and latina leaders that scream when a black or latina man or woman are killed for no reason? When does a human life not matter and who determines that?
In the wake of Leelah Alcorn's suicide, I decided to do a show on Transgeneder. Leeleah(Josh) Alcorn felt like a "girl trapped in a boy's body
Wikipedia's definintion of -Transgender is the state of one's gender identity or gender expression not matching one's assigned sex. Transgender is independent of sexual orientation;
We are happy to have Ryan James on our show and he will share his journey with us.
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