Pride

Pride

MORE COLOR MORE PRIDE Have you seen this? It’s causing quite a stir this pride season. Philly launched an addition to the iconic pride flag and the world is going crazy trying to figure out how they feel about it. Amber Hikes, director of the Office of LGBT Affairs, further explained, “We’re proud to host this celebration for the community to come together not just for Pride, but also to reinforce our strides towards combatting...

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Podcasts About Trans Health

Podcasts About Trans Health

Podcasts are in full bloom this season. Many of these downloadable programs frequently tell feature stories about transgender people. Have you missed any of these? Radiolab: The Gondolier We travel to Venice, Italy with reporters Kristen Clark and David Conrad, where they meet gondolier Alex Hai. On the winding canals in the most hidden parts of Venice, we learn about the nearly millennia old tradition of the Venetian Gondolier, and how Alex...

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Have You Read These Trans Books?

Have You Read These Trans Books?

Being Emily by Rachel Gold They say that whoever you are it’s okay, you were born that way. Those words don’t comfort Emily, because she was born Christopher and her insides know that her outsides are all wrong. They say that it gets better, be who are you and it’ll be fine. For Emily, telling her parents who she really is means a therapist who insists Christopher is normal and Emily is sick. Telling her girlfriend means lectures about how...

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Trump’s First 100 & Next 100 For LGBTQ Rights

Trump’s First 100 & Next 100 For LGBTQ Rights

Dan Savage raised over $100,000 from 5,000 people by selling t-shirts, pins and hats that read “Impeach the Motherfucker Already” or ITMFA. “We’re in for a long and ugly four years, readers. Let’s raise some money for groups fighting Trump, let’s bring ITMFA back into our everyday vocabulary, and let’s remember that we — people who voted against Trump, people who want to see him out of office as...

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Henry McGregor Sias

Henry McGregor Sias

Henry McGregor Sias is a transgender attorney running for Court of Common Pleas judge here in Philadelphia. “To have the city look at me as an out trans guy and elect me would send the message that trans people are a part of our community and have a lot to contribute,” Sias said in an interview with Phily.com. You can read the full interview here. Henry Sias would be the first out trans judge in Philadelphia. On April 28th he was...

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