• 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.

  • 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


  • 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.



  • 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.




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

  • 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:
    Blog summary of the show
    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.....

  • 00:59

    Transgender Thursday The Strong Stance

    in LGBT

    This past weekend I was the keynote speaker at Lavender Graduation at The University of Alabama and I was reminded of how different DC and Alabama can be with regard to queer and trans* rights. We often discuss issues on The Strong Stance and statistics on how those issues affect trans* people. Tonight we are going to take a step back and look at how these issues have affected one person in particular. 

    The featured guest tonight is Evan Higginbotham -- a transgender gay male, from Tuscaloosa Alabama. He is a junior at the University of Alabama, studying psychology, with a minor in addictive disorders and recovery. He is the 2014 recipient of Elliott Jackson Jones memorial scholarship for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Activism on the University of Alabama campus. He is also on scholarship and an active member of the Collegiate Recovery Community at the Capstone. He has helped to start a Trans* Support Group on campus. Evan actively pursues opportunities to stand up and speak out about the Transgender community. He shared a motivational poem at Trans* Remembrance Day entitled "I Am Me."

  • 00:29

    Acting Director Kris Hayashi of The Transgender Law Centers Discussses Equality

    in LGBT

    Kris Hayashi is the Acting Director for the Transgender Law Center based in San Francisco California.  The Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. They envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.  We discuss trans equality in 2014 and where do we go from here.

    Kris Hayashi has been active in social, racial, and economic justice organizing for over 20 years.  For the last ten years Kris served as the Executive Director/Co-Director of the Audre Lorde Project, a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color organizing center based in New York City.  Previously, he served as a Trainer/Organizer at Western States Center in Portland, Oregon and as Executive Director of Youth United for Community Action, a youth organizing group in California, led by young people of color organizing for social and environmental justice

    For more information on the The Transgender Law Center, please go to http://www.transgenderlawcenter.org

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