Caitlyn Jenner hit the cover of Vanity Fair with flair, inspiring public discussion on her journey in gender transition. KBCS highlights some of our local transgender community’s day to day challenges in healthcare, public safety, and navigating our streets in this five-part series.
Episode 1 -Marlo Mack is a mother of a transgender daughter and blogger. Lisa Love is a Seattle Public School District Health Educator.
Episode 2 – Ro Yoon is a Fred Hutchinson community educator for the HIV vaccine trials unit.
Episode 4 – Lizzi Duff is a local transgender woman. Also in the segment was Gender Justice League Executive Director, Danielle Askini.
Episode 5 – Jessica Udischas is a local cartoonist of the Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls series.
Image: Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls Image by Jessica Udischas
Music: Rushus – ‘Magic Of Fog’
Producers: Ruth Bly and Yuko Kodama
Many people who identify as transgender face hardships in routine areas of daily life. They are twice as likely as the general population to be unemployed or homeless and four times as likely to live in poverty.
We talked with the Gender Justice League Executive Director, Danielle Askini, Deputy Director, Jenn Popkin and Elayne Wylie, Board Secretary about the transgender community – the challenges their community faces, their work, and what they will celebrate this coming Friday June 28, at Trans Pride.
Download the interview: KBCS_M+I_20130625_Trans Pride