Air Date: 3–29-2022
Today we take a look at the current iteration of the cynical culture wars being waged by conservative Republicans against LGBTQ kids for political gain. The current wave of anti-trans and anti-gay legislation sprouting across the country is not about protecting kids and is absolutely nothing new.
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Ch. 1: Protecting Women and Children Is a Shield for Transphobia - At Liberty - Air Date 3-17-22
This weaponization of white womanhood and femininity has deep roots in this country’s history, and is prompting unprecedented consequences for the trans community. Nikita Shepard joins to discuss the history and what we can do about it.
Ch. 2: Andy Marra on Trans Youth Rights - CounterSpin - Air Date 3-4-22
Texas state leadership is staking a position on that, but humans everywhere are pushing back, and we talk about that with Andy Marra.
Ch. 3: The Anti-Trans Agenda (w/ Gillian Branstetter) - Know Your Enemy - Air Date 3-20-22
Matt and Sam talk to Gillian Branstetter, press secretary for the National Women’s Law Center, about the spate of anti-trans laws sweeping the country: What do these interventions do? Who is pushing them? And why?
Ch. 4: Chase Strangio on the GOPs Push in Florida, Texas, Idaho to Eradicate Trans Youth & Trans Lives - Democracy Now! - Air Date 3-9-22
We speak with Chase Strangio of the ACLU about recent anti-LGBTQ legislation in Florida, Texas, and Idaho, and pending bills in other states.
Ch. 5: Protecting Women and Children Is a Shield for Transphobia Part 2 - At Liberty - Air Date 3-17-22
Ch. 6: Don't Say Gay - Today, Explained - Air Date 3-17-22
The furor over Florida’s latest culture-war legislation has Disney, among the state’s largest employers, turning red.
Ch. 7: Behind the Transphobic Hate Campaigns (and Steven Crowder) on College Campuses in Texas (w/ Steven Monacelli) Part 1 - DOOMED with Matt Binder - Air Date 3-23-22
Journalist Steven Monacelli joins DOOMED with Matt Binder to discuss how he actually debated Steven Crowder earlier in the day on a college campus in Texas. Why was Crowder there? Because trans people are playing sports.
Ch. 8: Protecting Women and Children Is a Shield for Transphobia Part 3 - At Liberty - Air Date 3-17-22
Ch. 9: Behind the Transphobic Hate Campaigns (and Steven Crowder) on College Campuses in Texas (w/ Steven Monacelli) Part 2 - DOOMED with Matt Binder - Air Date 3-23-22
Ch. 10: Andy Marra on Trans Youth Rights Part 2 - CounterSpin - Air Date 3-4-22
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Ch. 11: Protecting Women and Children Is a Shield for Transphobia Part 4 - At Liberty - Air Date 3-17-22
Ch. 12: The Anti-Trans Agenda (w/ Gillian Branstetter) Part 2 - Know Your Enemy - Air Date 3-20-22
Ch. 13: Dynamics of our political parties - Craig from Ohio
Ch. 14: Final comments on the divides within American political parties
Actions & Campaigns:
Contact your Senators to pass the Equality Act via passtheequalityact.com/act
*THIS WEEK* Virtually phone bank for the Equality Act in Alaska and North Carolina (via Human Rights Campaign)
#TransDayofVisibility is *THIS* Thursday, March 31st. Sign up here to learn how to show up, advocate for, and celebrate trans people this week and beyond.
Join Lambda Legal's #DontEraseUs campaign to fight anti-LGBTQ+ curriculum (especially if you’re a student or teacher).
Support Lambda Legal as they fight the legal battles against anti-LGBTQ+ bills
Support ACLU as they fight the legal battles against anti-LGBTQ+ bills
Support Equality Florida, which is fighting on the ground in FL
Support Equality Texas, which is fighting on the ground in TX
EDUCATE YOURSELF & SHARE
Read BOTL’s activism segment on the Equality Act from last March (*2021*) for more context
Nearly 240 anti-LGBTQ bills filed in 2022 so far, most of them targeting trans people (NBC)
ACLU, Lambda Legal Back in Court to Halt Trans “Abuse” Investigations (Austin Chronicle)
‘Lives will be lost’: the real cost of Florida’s new Don’t Say Gay bill (Dazed)
Book Bans Are Meant to Erase Us. Fight Back By Reading These World-Affirming Texts (Them)
Lambda Legal Transgender Rights Toolkit (Lambda Legal)
Curated by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world)
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Description: A white protest sign is held in the air with the words “YOU WILL NOT ERASE OUR KIDS” drawn on it. The word “NOT” is underlined and colored in red. Each letter in the word “KIDS” is colored in with red, blue, yellow, and orange, respectively. A small blue sticker in the top right corner says “I [heart sign] My Trans Child”.
Credit: “2018.10.22 We Won't Be Erased - Rally for Trans Rights, Washington, DC USA 06817” by Ted Eytan, Flickr | CC BY-SA 2.0 License | Changes: Cropped, slightly increased brightness, contrast, and saturation
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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