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Realities and Lies Around Transgender Issues

The past 20 years we have seen a large surge in scientific research and understanding around sex and gender. This has been prompted no doubt by the voluntary outing of more and more trans and gender non-conforming folk. And as has been the case every time a minority group finds their voice, bigots and commentators on the “other side” find reason to increase their attacks. The realities and lies around transgender issues grows with time. Because of this, there is quite a lot of conflicting and confusing information out there about what it means to be transgender and what transitioning entails.

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76: Transgender Awareness: Facts, Myths, and Information

It’s Transgender Day of Remembrance and in honor of those who have passed we cover the origins of TDOR, the many trans people lost to anti-trans violence this last year, and 5 of the biggest misconceptions about the transgender and non-binary communities. If you were not able to make it to a vigil this year then perhaps our small reading will help.

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59: Alan Hart

Today we cover an amazing individual who’s all but been erased from history, Dr. Alan Hart. While he achieved much academic success starting at a young age, Alan would struggle with his career for decades. This was due to his transition from female to male in the early 1900s.

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54: Stonewall Part Two – Out of the Closets and into the Streets!

In our last episode, we had reached the final days before the morning of June 28th. We discussed how our community began to stand up and fight back. In part two we go in detail about the Stonewall riot.

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53: Stonewall Part One – The Days Before

In the years and months leading up to Stonewall, there was a mounting air of frustration and excitement. The queers were quietly starting to revolt. Gone were the days of hiding or silently slipping away into the darkness.

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51: Kristin Beck – Transgender Military Hero

With all the controversy surrounding the Transgender Military Ban, Kristin Beck defies the government’s claims.

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48: Sylvia Rivera

Queer Revolutionary – We’re back with guest host Vima Manfredo to cover the infamous Sylvia Rivera.

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37: Lucy Hicks Anderson: The Story of a Transgender Woman of Color in the 1940’s

We don’t know much about Lucy Hicks Anderson. Like many people of color living in the U.S. before the Civil Rights movement, her history has been buried beneath a white shrine. Yet we know enough from news articles and fragmented documents to know that Lucy was a badass in every sense of the word.

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27: Military Discrimination of Queer Veterans (Part 2)

In this episode, we continue our discussion of queer veterans and some of the discrimination they faced during more recent wars.

26: Military Discrimination of Queer Veterans Part 1

Perhaps one of the most courageous things an individual can do is serve a country that treats them like a second-class citizen.

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