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Episode 25: Young People's Voices, the B-GLAD Interviews

Gendercast Episode 25: Young People's Voices, the B-GLAD Interviews

Join Gendercast and our former (and very first!) intern, Cat, for our group interviews with some amazing young people who are part of a bright ray of sunshine in east King County (east of Seattle) called B-GLAD.  Listen with us as this group of young people, self-identified BGLADIATORS, tell you their stories and talk about work they are doing as they answer these three questions they  as important topics for Gendercast and our listeners to hear about:

  • What is B-GLAD and what should people know about it?
  • What is it like having a non-binary experience in school and work?
  • What activism/social change are we working on?

Jesse and Sean were glad to be part of these refreshing and honest dialogues, and we are so very appreciate of each and every one of these individual’s willingness and courage to get behind the mic and share their voice.  Special thanks to Kennedy (from episode 5) and Cat for setting up the interview and engaging Gendercast.

B-GLAD Teen Support Group

Bi-Gay-Lesbian Adolescent Drop-In Group is a drop-in support group open to kids ages 12 to 19 who may identify themselves as lesbian gay, bisexual or transgender or who may be questioning their sexuality.  Co-facilitated by trained professionals, the B-GLAD group enables youth to:

  • Meet their peers and share common concern
  • Ask questions in a safe environment
  • Receive information and support in a professional setting that encourages responsible decision-making

Links

Youth Eastside Services B-GLAD website and the B-GLAD brochure

Outspoken LGBT Youth Speaker’s Bureau at the Northwest Network

Three Wings

Queer Youth Space

Youth Suicide Prevention Program

Check-in Links

Being Transgender in America on the MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry show

Give Big on May 2

Translations - The Seattle Transgender Film Festival May 3rd - 6th, 2012

Direct download: episode_25_BGLAD_emma_peter_hailey.w.edits.final.mp3
Category:episode 25 -- posted at: 8:39pm PDT

Episode 24:  Interview with Lucien on Trans* Identity and Sex Work

Gendercast Episode 24:  Interview with Lucien on Trans* Idenity and Sex Work

Join Gendercast co-host, Jesse Lee, for an intimate and stigma-busting interview with Lucien, who shares his story around his trans* gender journey, genderqueer identity, navigating coming out multiple times and his sex work practice.

Guest Bio

Lucien is a 30-year-old transgender male sex worker.  He uses his work as an opportunity to observe and research gender identities, sexuality, and so much more (and to help his clients do so as well).  He stumbled upon this work accidentally, although he realized that it was by no means a coincident.  Participating in the sex trade offers him an experience of a lifetime, a window into the heart of humanity.  It is here that he's found unremarkable truths he would never have anticipated prior to his  work in this industry.  Allow him to share these truths in this podcast, his observations about where the core of humanity exists on its journey toward healing gender and sexuality on this planet.

Links

Lucien's blog on trans male sex work

Sex Worker Outreach Coalition in Portland, OR

SWOP-USA Sex Worker Outreach Project

Best Practices Policy Project (this site also has information on the United Nations acknowledgement of Sex Worker rights that Lucien mentioned)

Check-in Links

The Seattle Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace

Gendercast goes to Philly! Check out our workshop at the 11th Annual Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference

For local events check out our website here (www.gendercast.com)

Direct download: episode_24_lucien.final.mp3
Category:episode 24 -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT

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