Mon., May 16
Transgender Rights and Recognition

Recent Episodes

Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

Mon., 7/2/12
Viva La Literature

The Callie Crossley Show

Marjorie Garber and Alicia Anstead join us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

Fri., 6/29/12
Let's Do the Time Warp (Never) Again!

The Callie Crossley Show

Garen Daly joins us.

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

Fri., 6/29/12
Week in Review

The Callie Crossley Show

Peter Kadzis, Gintautas Dumcius and Sue O'Connell join us.

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

Thurs., 6/28/12
The Gavel Comes Down on Government

The Callie Crossley Show

Arnie Arnesen, Robert Whitcomb and Brian Rosman join us..

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

Wed., 6/27/12
60 Feet Underground

The Callie Crossley Show

Leon Neyfakh joins us.

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

Wed., 6/27/12
The Pru: A Love/Hate Story

The Callie Crossley Show

Elihu Rubin joins us.


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A new study by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality paints a grim picture for transgender people in the US: difficulty finding and maintaining employment, workplace harassment and discrimination, homelessness, disturbing treatment by government agencies, and extremely high rates of poverty and suicide.

In Massachusetts, where same-sex marriage has been recognized since 2004, the LGBT community enjoys strong support, and to outsiders the Bay State has been a haven of social progressivism. But while progress has been made, rights and recognition for the state's transgender population continue to lag. It's estimated that the state spends $3 to $5 million each year to compensate for the employment discrimination, job loss, health coverage, and poverty assistance. A new bill on Beacon Hill would change all this, making it illegal to discriminate against a person based on gender identity.

Guests:
Diane Delap, a Massachusetts state worker, and a transgender female.
Jody Herman, Public Policy Fellow at the Williams Institute in the UCLA School of Law, and researcher for the new study on the cost of transgender discrimination.
Kara Suffredini, Executive Director of MassEquality.

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