#840 Trials and tribulations (Trans Rights)

Today we hear some personal and some political stories that give insight into the trans experience in America


Show Notes

Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill

Ch. 2: Act 1: Laverne Cox: I'm from Mobile, AL - True Transgender Stories - @Lavernecox - Air Date: 2-7-12

Ch. 3: Song 1: Proud - This Business of Art

Ch. 4: Act 2: Know your rights: Transgender In The Workplace - @PRUradio - Air Date: 6-30-13

Ch. 5: Song 2: I Fought the Law - Hits Back (Deluxe Edition)

Ch. 6: Act 3: Financial Options Available For Gender Confirmation Surgery - @fakedansavage - Air Date 11-19-13

Ch. 7: Song 3: Get With The Times - Get With The Times

Ch. 8: Act 4: Provider Ignorance In Health Care And Therapy For LGBTQ Community - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date 2-3-14

Ch. 9: Song 4: Yeah Sapphire - Stay Positive

Ch. 10: Act 5: Texas Trans Law That Effects All Trans - @transadvocate - Air Date 2-6-14

Ch. 11: Song 5: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1

Ch. 12: Act 6: Justice for Jane via @Justice4JaneCT - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: Activism - The Poet

Ch. 14: Act 7: Joy Ladin: Life as a transgender woman at an Orthodox Jewish University - @TheCurrentCBC - Air Date:  4-28-14

Ch. 23: Final comments on what ever happened to Our Blue Media

Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone


Change.org petition: "Free the 16-year-old Transgender Girl Currently Incarcerated in an Adult Prison Without Criminal Charges”

Ways to Take Action, “Justice for Jane Doe and the urgency of survival” via Reina Gossett

Justice 4 Jane Tumblr/Updates

Sources/further reading:


"Jailed Conn. Trans Teen to Be Released”, "Conn. Trans Teen Jailed, Housed With Adults”, "Rally Planned for Jailed 16-Year-Old Trans Girl”, and "Detained Trans Girl Speaks Out, Details Abusive Past” by Parker Marie Malloy at Advocate.com

"Jane Doe, Trans Women, and the Myth of the Perfect Victim” by Katherine Cross at RH Reality Check

Follow/stay updated: Justice For Jane on Twitter and Facebook


Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • commented 2014-07-01 16:28:25 -0400
    Another great episode! Thank you Jay! and Katie :)
    From an occupied LA