Transgender Identities and the Target On Transgender Youth: Karleigh Chardonnay Webb and Eliot Olson
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You keep using that word... I do not think it means what you think it means...
Yes. We're pulling from our good friend Inigo Montoya to help us spell out the "T" in LGBTQIA+, because some of the misconceptions we're hearing today are truly inconceivable...
As the transgender community continues to fight for public space, at least 28 state legislatures are weighing measures that would bar transgender youth from participating in sports or receiving medical treatment. Our guests help break down the political context, possible implications of passage, and some of the myths that are reinforced about trans identity in these conversations.
Karleigh Chardonnay Webb is a journalist and contributor to Outsports, a trans organizer for the Party for Socialism and Liberation, a competitive cyclist, runner, and multi-sport athlete, and a staff operator for Trans Lifeline.
Eliot Olson is a queer and trans New Haven-based organizer currently attending Columbia University virtually while working at the New Haven Pride Center as the Transgender, non-binary, and intersex program officer and serving as the Waterbury, CT based non-profit Life In My Days Director of Development and Communications.