Social media exploded this week when Vanity Fair’s cover introduced Caitlin Jenner to the world and continued a dialogue about the gender identity of the former Olympic track star Bruce Jenner. But as Laverne Cox, another trans celebrity, said, “Most trans folks don’t have the privileges Caitlyn and I have now have,” and raised the issues of access to healthcare, jobs, housing, safe streets, safe schools and homes for our young people.
Tonight, we hear from the new executive director of the Transgender Law Center, Kris Hayashi, about the work they are doing to make gender expression a basic right.
With local musician Bhi Bhiman’s May 18th of his new album Rhythm & Reason, we replay a 2013 interview RJ Lozada did live in the KPFA Studio. You can catch him at the Independent on June 27th and at this year’s Stern Grove outdoor concert on August 2nd.