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Transgender Man Says He Was Kicked Out of Staten Island Locker Room

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

A new lawsuit charges the city's Parks Department with discrimination.

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The Takeaway

Trans Community Seeks Dialogue to Break Barriers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For some, conversations about gender identity have gone from a collection of awkward, teachable moments to a much more open, cultural dialogue that can lead a whole group of people to become accepted and not as sidelined as "other."

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The Takeaway

Gender in the Classroom

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Jennifer Finney Boylan is entering her 25th year as a professor at Colby College in Maine. As a transgender woman, the first 12 years she taught as man, and for the past 13 years she has been teaching as a woman.  Jennifer Finney Boylan joins The Takeaway to explain her understanding of gender and education.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Financial Warfare; "Wadjda"; Transgender Transformations; One Doctor on Changing Medicine

Monday, September 09, 2013

Juan Zarate, who crafted the government’s financial warfare tactics at both the Treasury and the White House, explains how the US government fights back against rogue regimes, criminal syndicates, and terrorists. Writer-director Haifaa Al Mansour talks about her film, “Wadjda,” shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, despite severe restrictions. Film critic Molly Haskell on her brother’s decision to undergo gender reassignment surgery at the age of 60. And Dr. Brendan Reilly on his experiences on the front lines of our medical system and the ways medicine has changed over his career.

The Leonard Lopate Show

My Brother My Sister: A Story of a Transformation

Monday, September 09, 2013

Film critic Molly Haskell explores the controversial subject of gender reassignment and transsexuals from both a personal and a social perspective. Her book My Brother My Sister: A Story of a Transformation is about her own brother’s decision to become a woman and chronicles his transformation into Ellen through a series of psychological evaluations, grueling surgeries, drug regimens, and fashion lessons.

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WNYC News

Vigil Held for Transgender Woman Beaten to Death In Harlem

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The mother of the transgender woman, Islan Nettles, who was beaten to death in Harlem, said at a a vigil held for her daughter Tuesday evening that she'll fight for the rights of transgender people to ensure other parents don't experience the same loss. 

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The Takeaway

Chelsea Manning & the Transgender Prison Experience

Monday, August 26, 2013

Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking state secrets. The day after sentencing, Manning came out as transgender. Her gender identity could complicate her stay at the all-male military prison Fort Leavenworth, where she is set to spend the next 35 years. Alisha Williams is Director of Prisoner Justice at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. She explains the predicament of transgender prisoners.

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WNYC News

In New York, Many in LGBT Community Hold Manning at a Distance

Friday, August 23, 2013

A transgender woman from the Bronx who spent three years in jail as a man has some advice for the Army intelligence officer formerly known as Bradley Manning: get counseling.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Transgender Identity and the Military

Friday, August 23, 2013

Chelsea Manning (born Bradley Manning), the U.S. Army Private who was convicted of leaking classified government documents, said in a statement yesterday that she wants to live the rest of her life as a female and hopes to begin hormone therapy as soon as possible. Michael Silverman, Executive Director of the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, joins us to talk about the challenges Manning will face as a transgender military inmate and how Manning's gender identity factored into her legal defense. 

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Micropolis

MICROPOLIS: Transgender Training / Sex Work Survival Tips

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

New York City -- universal beacon for gays and lesbians, right? Maybe, but ask some people how safe they feel on the streets, and they'll say, not very. Especially transgender women of color, who speak of constant harassment, threats and actual violence

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On Being

Joy Ladin — Gender and the Syntax of Being: Identity and Transition

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female -- in an orthodox Jewish world.

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On Being

[Unedited] Joy Ladin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gender defines us from the moment we’re born. But how is that related to the lifelong work of being at home in ourselves? We explore this question through her story of transition from male to female -- in an orthodox Jewish world.

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The Takeaway

Meet Glee's First Transgender Contestant

Thursday, March 28, 2013

As an aspiring singer, Tyler Ford became the first transgender contestant on the Glee Project, the reality show where real people can audition to appear on Glee. Tyler was born female, but never took on that identity, and decided as a young adult to make the transition to become male.

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The Takeaway

Boston Clinic Offers Therapies to Halt Pubescent Development of Transgender Youth

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A clinic at Boston's Children Hospital provides hormone therapy to halt pubescent development among transgender youth, and they are among the first clinics the country to perform this treatment.

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The Takeaway

Same-Sex Marriage, Samsung's Massive Development in South Korea, Growing Up Transgendered

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Reading the Tea Leaves on Same-Sex Marriage | Your Stories of Marriage Delayed — or Bypassed Altogether | Samsung and it's Colossal development in South Korea | Breaking World Records in Pakistan | Boston Clinic Offers Therapies to Halt Pubescent Development of Transgender Youth | First Transgender Contestant on Glee Project Shares His Story | The Legal Implications of 'Performing Race'

Soundcheck

'Free To Be' Anything You Want To Be (Almost)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Part two of our three-part series on "Free to Be... You and Me" looks at the album's gender-neutral messaging and its limitations.

 

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Spinning on Air

Mx Justin Vivian Bond

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mx Justin Vivian Bond creates an edgy but empathetic narrative by carefully selecting songs by famous and not-so-well-known songwriters, and singing them with pianist Thomas Bartlett. David Garland welcomes Justin and Thomas to the WNYC Studio, where they perform and talk about their work. 

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It's A Free Country ®

Immigration Policy Shift for Transgendered Community

Monday, April 16, 2012

Immigration officials will now issue immigration documents which reflect an individual’s gender identity, so long as they present “an amended birth certificate, passport, or court order recognizing their new gender," is welcome news for the transgender community and its allies.

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Features

NewFest Film Fest Showcases More than the Pride of the LBGT Community

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Three days before the Marriage Equality Act goes into effect in New York, the 23rd annual NewFest LGBT Film Festival kicks off with fearless, unapologetic works from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

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Features

The WOW Café Theater in the East Village: Surviving and Still Surprising at 30 Years

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

In a city where artsiness—and even meta-artsiness—manages to be its own cliche, the WOW Café Theater is a relic and a stronghold in uncertain times. WOW celebrates its 30th year as a non-commercial women’s theater this year.

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