Trans Bias with Buck Angel
Buck Angel is transsexual (his preferred term). Born biologically female, Buck transitioned in the 1990s and was basically a guinea pig, as there wasn't much information for a female to male transition. We discuss the devastating statistics of violence, murder and suicide in the transgender and gender non-conforming community, the importance of opening up the conversation, Buck's past lives, not agreeing with one's community, semantics, missing memos, not being forced, being the first, having a fighting instinct, making mistakes, activism, co-existing, losing the middle ground, finding patience, communication and listening skills, the slow path to equality, TERFs, socialization, fear, bee's and honey, educating, understanding the world you're living in now and the limitations of those around you, building bridges, taking a chill pill, finding a compromise, transitioning without the internet, emotional labor, listening to elders, the value of knowledge, the psychic wounds of the AIDS crisis, what we take for granted came at a cost to someone else, swinging pendulums, merging in traffic, word math, compassion, politicians, legislating people. bathroom laws, safe spaces, being medical experiments, hormones, becoming a monetized community, curiosity is your problem.Human Rights Campaign statisticsList of documentaries and movies about the AIDS crisis:How to Survive a PlagueSliverlake Life: The View from HereCommon Threads: Stories from the QuiltWe Were HereUnited in Anger: A History of Act UpAnd the Band Played OnThe Normal HeartAngels in AmericaDocumentaries about the Transgender CommunityThe Death and Life of Martha P. JohnsonDisclosureThe Trans ListPassingBeautiful DarlingParis is BurningMr. Angel (this one's about Buck)Episode recorded on 03/12/21Episode released on 04/14/21For more information on the podcast or its host, please visit sassylittlepodcast.com. There, you will find links to social media and an opportunity to become a member of the podcast community. We are on Twitter and Instagram @SassyLittlePod and Facebook @SassyLittlePodcast.Thanks for listening! If you like this sassy little podcast, please subscribe to it, rate it and review it, and tell your friends about it. Become a patron on Patreon. Cheers!