The State of Our Transness

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Image by American Military Partners Association (AMPA)

This week Chardonnay and Dawn discuss the president’s State of the Union address, the common transgender experience of being misgendered, and First Event, an annual conference held this past week in Massachusetts. Links can be found below.

Read the transcript of President Trump’s address — along with a Fact Checkhere.

Find out about the transgender military guests invited to Capitol Hill here. 

Read about this year’s FirstEvent and find out how you can take part in next year’s conference here.

 

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Our Picks for the Oscars, DC Theatrics, and AOC

oscartrumppelosiaocMy apologies! This week’s podcast is a day and a half late due to my need to focus on my new job as an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford.

Chardonnay Merlot and I recorded this Tuesday morning shortly after the Oscar nominations were announced. Here’s a link to the full list of nominated films and here’s a link to LGBTQ connections to the nominations.

We also discussed the ongoing federal government shutdown. Get the latest here. 

And read more about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s support for transgender children by clicking here and here. 

We’ll be back next week!

Listen to Us Instead of Watching Trump

President Donald Trump plans to make his pitch to the nation Tuesday night to fund a border wall between the United States and Mexico. Or a fence. Or something. Whatever.

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The truth is: You don’t have to watch his Oval Office address. Listen to us instead!

Episode 8 of our podcast features our discussion of the government shutdown, Trump’s border wall nonsense, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Rashida Tlaib and the Golden Globe Awards! And if it’s any consolation, Chardonnay Merlot promises she’ll watch Trump so you don’t have to!

Here are links mentioned in this week’s podcast episode:

More Americans oppose the construction of a wall, according to the latest poll. 

Here are 6 Things You Need To Know about the president’s lies about the need for a border wall.

New York City Congressswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doubles-down on her statement that President Trump is a racist. 

Rep. Rashida Tlaib apologizes — sorta — for calling Trump a “motherfucker.” 

Looking for the app to help transgender people find a bathroom where they can “Pee In Peace?” It’s right here! 

Out Staff Writer Mathew Rodriguez attended the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night and shared his thoughts on the top top winners: Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book. 

And as promised, here’s Cosmopolitan with a look at how the stars of Pose won the red carpet!

We’ll be back next week with a new podcast! Thanks for listening and sharing!

Death Does Not Excuse George H.W. Bush

This week we discuss the record of the late 41st president, George H.W. Bush.

We also talked about my essay about transgender surgery and the division exhibited following a controversial op-ed in The New York Times.

And then we discussed another incendiary article about nonbinary people and one writer’s claim that their existence erases women.

Plus don’t forget to vote your favorite pizza toppings! Chardonnay advocates for pineapple and Chicago-style pizza, and Dawn is a plain cheese pizza girl, for life. What’s your preference?

Migrants, Vaginas, and Pizza?!?

This week we have a special two-part podcast for your enjoyment. We discuss the border crisis, that controversial op-ed in The New York Times, and we debate pizza toppings.

Watch video of US forces repelling migrant asylum seekers here.

Read Ruth Chojnacki’s letter to The New York Times here.

Chardonnay referred to her tweet about transition. Read it here:

Part two continues our discussion of that controversial essay by Andrea Long Chu and then we debate pizza toppings! Chardonnay advocates for pineapple and Chicago-style pizza, and Dawn is a plain cheese pizza girl, for life. What’s your preference?

TDoR at 20

Tonight we mark the 20th Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Here are links we mentioned in Episode 4:

The list. All the names, as compiled by the amazing founder of TDoR, Gwen Smith. 

The latest grim statistics from HRC.

Hate Crimes on the rise, according to the FBI, as reported by nbcnews.com

Hartford gathering at the Metropolitan Community Church.

New Haven gathering.

Norwalk, CT gathering at the Triangle Community Center.

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HRC

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