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(2015/03/10) Opt for compassion and inclusion (Transgender Rights)

March 10, 201574 min
Edition #904
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
 
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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

Voicemails
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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