transgender http://wfpl.org en Takeaways From The Louisville Forum's 'Growing Up Transgender' Panel http://wfpl.org/post/takeaways-louisville-forums-growing-transgender-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Forum's “Growing Up Transgender” discussion on Wednesday focused on the complex controversies and conversations that surround gender identity.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nearly 100 people attended the forum at&nbsp;Vincenzo's&nbsp;in downtown Louisville. &nbsp;The panelists were:</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9738 at http://wfpl.org Takeaways From The Louisville Forum's 'Growing Up Transgender' Panel The Louisville Forum Is Adding a Transgender Panelist to the 'Growing Up Transgender' Discussion http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-forum-adding-transgender-panelist-growing-transgender-discussion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Forum has added a transgender student to its panel discussion on transgender issues.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:45:23 +0000 Laura Ellis 9690 at http://wfpl.org The Louisville Forum Is Adding a Transgender Panelist to the 'Growing Up Transgender' Discussion Louisville Forum on Transgender Issues Doesn't Include Any Transgender Panelists http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-forum-transgender-issues-doesnt-include-any-transgender-panelists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Louisville Forum's July discussion will tackle the issue of growing up transgender in Louisville—though none of the four panelists are transgender.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The move has prompted criticism from some&nbsp;</span>LGBTQ<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and transgender activists and writers.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:05:45 +0000 Laura Ellis 9670 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Forum on Transgender Issues Doesn't Include Any Transgender Panelists Atherton High School Finalizes Anti-Discrimination Policies For Transgender Students http://wfpl.org/post/atherton-high-school-finalizes-anti-discrimination-policies-transgender-students <p>Transgender students at Atherton High School who wish to use a restroom that correlates to their gender identity now may do so under protection of a new school &nbsp;policy.</p><p>The school’s decision making council voted 8-1 on Thursday to adopt <a href="http://www.jefferson.k12.ky.us/schools/high/atherton/SBDMDocuments/Policy%20500%20Draft-%20Los%20Angeles%20Unified%20School%20District%20Revised%20Model.pdf">Policy 500</a>, which was modeled after a Los Angeles Unified School District rule that gives students the freedom to choose which restroom they feel most comfortable using.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:26:48 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9511 at http://wfpl.org Atherton High School Finalizes Anti-Discrimination Policies For Transgender Students Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-new-black-film-looks-marriage-equality-maryland <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152508677&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=false&amp;show_comments=false" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152508677&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=false&amp;show_comments=false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed></object></p><p></p><p>Last week we were invited by the <a href="http://www.alicenter.org/">Muhammad Ali Center</a> to host a talkback panel after a screening of "The New Black," a film looking at how LGBTQ activism, the black church, homophobia, and queer people of color affected the fight for <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/looks-like-maryland-is-making-a-historic-choice-on-marriage-equality/2012/11/07/ed73f59c-27d8-11e2-b2a0-ae18d6159439_story.html">marriage equality in Maryland</a>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 9496 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland Louisville's Transgender Students: What Happens When Schools Are Accepting http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-transgender-students-what-happens-when-schools-are-accepting <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the past week, we've heard from &nbsp;some of </span><a href="/term/louisvilles-transgender-students" style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville's transgender students</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">—about coming out, about "passing," and the importance of communication in schools.</span></p> Sun, 25 May 2014 11:50:42 +0000 Devin Katayama 9420 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Transgender Students: What Happens When Schools Are Accepting The (Slow) Progress to Understanding of Transgender Students in Louisville and Beyond http://wfpl.org/post/slow-progress-understanding-transgender-students-louisville-and-beyond <p>Over the years, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender—LGBT—people have fought for equal rights in the courts, city halls, and state capitols.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But perhaps one of the most important places to have this conversation is in schools, where many students first realize who they are.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 10:53:53 +0000 Devin Katayama 9408 at http://wfpl.org The (Slow) Progress to Understanding of Transgender Students in Louisville and Beyond Louisville's Transgender Students: A Different Type of 'Passing' in School http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-transgender-students-different-type-passing-school <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In our ongoing series this week we're speaking with Louisville students to better understand what it means to be transgender in school.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Today, we're discussing the concept of "passing"—when a person who is considered part of one group is accepted as a member of another.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we'll discuss what it means to "pass" as another gender. Like the proper use of pronouns—which we learned about from&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-transgender-students-how-schools-are-places-support-and-stress" style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Collegiate student Henry </a></span><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-transgender-students-how-schools-are-places-support-and-stress" style="line-height: 1.5;">Brousseau</a>—<span style="line-height: 1.5;">passing as the gender they identify with is important for transgender students.</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 9402 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Transgender Students: A Different Type of 'Passing' in School Louisville's Transgender Students: How Schools Are Places Of Support And Stress http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-transgender-students-how-schools-are-places-support-and-stress <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yesterday, </span><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-transgender-students-henry-brousseau-and-question-pronouns" style="line-height: 1.5;">we heard from Henry Brousseau</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who talked about the importance of pronoun usage to transgender&nbsp;students. Today, we'll hear from Max St. John who shares his story about what happens when appropriate pronouns aren't used.</span></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 9379 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Transgender Students: How Schools Are Places Of Support And Stress Louisville's Transgender Students: Henry Brousseau and the Question of Pronouns http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-transgender-students-henry-brousseau-and-question-pronouns <p>Atherton High School is moving toward <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/atherton-high-considers-discrimination-policy-change-address-student-gender-identity-questions">adopting an&nbsp;anti-discrimination policy </a>that addresses a question:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">How should schools treat students&nbsp;whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth?</span></p><p>But countless transgender students attend Louisville schools that aren't Atherton—and questions remain. The restroom question that Atherton is addressing is just one.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 13:48:43 +0000 Devin Katayama 9373 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Transgender Students: Henry Brousseau and the Question of Pronouns