#904 Opt for compassion and inclusion (Transgender Rights)

Today we take a look at the path many transgender individuals must walk as well as some of the tragic outcomes that are the result of being blocked from that path

Show Notes

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

Ch. 2: Act 1: Kristin Beck: transgender veteran spent 20-years as Navy Seal - @SexOutLoudRadio - Air Date: 12-12-14

Ch. 3: Song 1: "Me and God and Jesus - Crooked Roads Band

Ch. 4: Act 2: The complicated morality of transitioning - On Being (@Beingtweets) - Air Date: 12-11-14

Ch. 5: Song 2: Le mystère de contre jour - Contre jour (Original Soundtrack)

Ch. 6: Act 3: Lingerie saved my life - A Minnesota Trans Athiest (@TransAtheistPod) - Air Date: 11-12-14

Ch. 7: Song 3: Nothing Else Matters - Inquisition Symphony

Ch. 8: Act 4: The tragic, preventable death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn - @fakedansavage - Air Date: 1-6-15

Ch. 9: Song 4: Reach Out I'll Be There - Essential Collection: Four Tops

Ch. 10: Act 5: Pray the Gay Away - Exposed - Laci Green (@gogreen18) - Air Date: 01-14-15

Ch. 11: Song 5: The Bathtub (feat. The Lost Bayou Ramblers) - Beasts of the Southern Wild (Music from the Motion Picture)

Ch. 12: Act 6: Gender Neutral Bathrooms - Best of the Left Activism

Ch. 13: Song 6: "This fickle world" - Theo Bard

Ch. 14: Act 7: Disecting trans-exclusionary radical feminism (TERFs) - @Radio_Dispatch - Air Date 7-30-14


Ch. 15: Yelling about libertarians - Wade from Ft. Worth, TX

Ch. 16: Explaining misguided libertarian thinking with the BLUB paradox - Landon

Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 17: Final comments on one of my favorite Douglas Adams' quotes about how people perceive the world

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

Activism: Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Take Action:

Call and write your local alderman/city councilperson to push for local gender neutral bathroom ordinances.

Additional Activism/Resources:

TransLifeLine is a crisis hotline staffed by trans people for trans people. Contact them via Twitter and phone: US (877) 565-8860, Canada (877) 330-6366

Sources/further reading:

"INTERVIEW: The Advocate's Parker Marie Molloy on Grantland, Piers Morgan, and More” at The Chicagoist

"A trans advocate’s perspective on Trans 101 questions” at Transadvocate

"TLDEF Condemns Kentucky Bill Targeting Transgender Students for Discrimination” via TransGender Legal

"No label required on West Hollywood's gender-neutral bathrooms” at LA Times

"Austin Makes Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Out Of All Single-Use Stalls, And Other Cities Should Take Note” at Bustle

"My Transgender Coming Out Story” ebook by Parker Mollow

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson

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  • Maggie Patel
    commented 2015-03-19 09:07:52 -0400
    Amazing episode. That Four Tops song had me in tears following the Dan Savage clip. Nice work.
  • Jason Sanchez
    commented 2015-03-11 17:37:53 -0400
    In regards to the segment about lingerie. There are actually a few companies who make lingerie specifically for men. I found out about this after joking about how under-dressed I felt when my partner would surprise me with a new outfit. As it turns out, there is a solution
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