Potential Washington state legislation is being criticized as discriminatory toward the transgender community. Initiative 1552 would force transgender people to use bathrooms and locker rooms based on the gender on their birth certificates. Hundreds of friends, family members, and supporters rallied last weekend at the Tacoma Campus of the University of Washington. Their message is to tell signature gatherers “NO to discrimination.” And they are asking people to “Decline to Sign.” KBCS’s David Griffith takes us to a recent rally where several members of the transgender community shared their thoughts.
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