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Transitioning from Linda to Linden - March 29, 2017

Erma Baude of KSVU interviews Linden Jordan about his transition at age 63 from female (Linda) to male. He talks about the reasons for doing so at that stage of life, and his role in helping others with their own transitions - including families, health care facilities and otthers

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Transgender Issues in Washington - April 13, 2016

Join Clint Weckerly as he talks with Kathy Reim (founder of Skagit PFLAG) Linden Jordan and Krista Carter (local transgender rights activists) about recent political actions that seek to limit trans* folks' access to the public restrooms. Join Clint and his guests as they talk about the issues at-large, allyship and ways we can support transgender people from such discriminatory efforts in Washington State.

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Supreme Court Decision on LGBT marriages - Aug 19, 2015

Join jim justice as she speaks with several people about the impact of the recent Supreme Court Decision on LGBT marriages. How has this decision changed the lives of people in our valley and beyond - especially in the states where one may now marry but perhaps lose their job if their employer finds out?

Our guests are:

After a 30-year teaching career, Kathy Reim from Sedro-Woolley, WA, worked in mediation services. She is now serving as president of PFLAG Washington State Council and on the board for Mount Baker Planned Parenthood. She lives with her husband, daughter and daughter-in-law on five acres in rural Skagit County.

Pastor Cody Natland serves two United Methodist congregations in the Skagit Valley of Washington. He is an advocate for the full inclusion of LGBTQ-identifying people in the life and ministry of church.

Josh provides us with a youth perspective.

Michael Lavers is a reporter with the Washington Blade, a D.C. newspaper that covers LGBT issues at the local, national and international level. He has reported on LGBT issues domestically and internationally for more than a decade.

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What is Gender - June 3, 2015

Dave talks with Lynne Fouquette, Psychology Instructor at Skagit Valley College, about Gender, what it is, why it is, why some are confused by it. She also discusses transgender people, the issues they face and how they deal with them.

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Skagit Trans Individual Support Services - May 13, 2015

Clint Weckerly, the newest host to the SUSO team, interviews Kathy Reim, Co-founder of Skagit PFLAG and Board Member of the PRIDE Foundation and Mt Baker Planned Parenthood, about support services for trans individuals in Skagit County.

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OutFM with Martin Duberman - Part 2 - September 24, 2014

This week we air part II of excerpts of an interview done by WBAI's OutFM's John Riley and Naomi Brussel with famed gay historian Martin Duberman about his newest book, Hold Tight Gently: The BattleField of AIDS. This week covers the life of black, gay, poet activist Essex Hemphill and how he dealt with living with AIDS in the early days of AIDS. White gay artist Michael Callen's life (covered in part I and the beginning of this week) in the white LGBT community was quite different from that of Essex Hemphill's in the black LGBT community.

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OutFM with Martin Duberman - August 27, 2014

We air excerpts of a recent interview done by WBAI's OutFM's Jon Riley & Naomi Brussel with famed gay historian Martin Duberman about his newest book, Hold Tight Gently: The Battlefield of AIDS. His book covers the lives of the late activist artists Essex Hemphill and Michael Callen, both of whom were openly gay and openly living with AIDS until their deaths in the mid-1990s. Hemphill's and Callen's activism and art in the early days of the AIDS epidemic had profound effects on the movements that emerged from disparate LGBT communities. Duberman's new dual-biography explores the events and politics of the 1980s and how these two iconic figures responded to them. This week we air segments related to Michael Callen with Essex Hemphill audio to be shared in near future on Speak up! Speak out!

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Rainbow Alliance - May 28, 2014

Dave talks with Linda Jordan, psychology instructor and advisor to the Rainbow Alliance at Skagit Valley College about changes in attitudes and behavior toward the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transgender) communities in recent years - and areas where changes are still needed.

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Gender Social Justice and the Platinum Rule - April 16, 2014

Dave McConnell talks with Sam Hillerman about his presentation, "It's Pronounced Metrosexual" and his book, "The Social Activist's Handbook: A Guide to Gender". Hillerman addresses a variety of issues related to the LGBT community, and has an interesting take of Social Justice - talking about "Equity" and the "Platinum Rule" rather than "Equality" and the "Golden Rule". Killerman's definitions: Social justice: a status in society where all people, regardless of their individual identities and social group memberships, have an equitable shot at achieving success. The Platinum Rule: Do unto others as they would have done unto them.

More information at: http://samkillerman.com

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One Billion Rising - Ending Gender Based Violence - February 6 2013

SUSO's Jodie Buller talks with Courtney Long from Skagit DVSAS about Skagit statistics on gender-based violence, and about the larger example of rape culture. They are joined in the studio by Wendolyn Rue from Studio 1010 in Anacortes, who shares personal experience that prompted her to help coordinate local "risings" in Oak Harbor and Anacortes on February 14th, to recognize V-DAY. Eve Ensler, who wrote The Vagina Monologues and started V-Day in 1998, has something special planned for this February 14: One Billion Rising, as supporters and friends of victims of gender based violence gather to "strike, rise, dance!" as part of this global movement to end violence against women and girls.

http://www.onebillionrising.org - check for local Risings to find the Oak Harbor and Anacortes events

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Gender - May 30, 2012

Dave talks with Lynne Fouquette, Psychology Instructor at Skagit Valley College, about Gender, what it is, why it is, why some are confused by it. She also discusses transgender people, the issues they face and how they deal with them.

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GLBT in Skagit County - April 20, 2011

Host Dave McConnell talks with Kathy Reim, chair of Skagit PFLAG, Mike Travis, regional coordinator for GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network) and Lisa Mitchell, program coordnator for the Community Health Outreach Program for United General Hospital in Sedro-Wooley, about life in Skagit County for gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals and transgender persons - especially youth. Audio clips of young people addressing this issue from the movie 'We Live Here' are played.

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LGBT Gender Issues - March 23, 2011

Dave talks with Joe Wilson, co-producer of the film "Out in the Silence"; Kathy Reim, chair of PFLAG Skagit; and Mike Travis, Human Right Festival planning committee - responsible for the final night of the 2011 festival, looking at GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Trans- gender) issues.

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Transgender - December 13, 2006
Interview with the founders of the Washington Gender Alliance that explores the nature of transgender and other gender variant aspects of our culture. Washington Gender Alliance

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