transgender http://kuow.org en 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People http://kuow.org/post/trans-bodies-trans-selves-modern-manual-and-trans-people The growing number of people who identify as transgender is raising a lot of interesting and complicated questions about gender identity.<p>The new book <em>Trans Bodies, Trans Selves</em> is a collection of essays describing the varied experiences of transgender people — and the social, political and medical issues they face. It's written by and for transgender and gender-nonconforming people.<p>The idea was inspired by the groundbreaking 1970s feminist health manual <em>Our Bodies, Ourselves</em>.<p>That book "was put together ... by a group of women who ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:48:01 +0000 editor 38443 at http://kuow.org 'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People Damn Right We're Trans* http://kuow.org/post/damn-right-were-trans <p>What&nbsp;sex&nbsp;were you assigned at birth, boy or girl? It’s a simple question. Too simple sometimes. Not everyone fits neatly into the role they were assigned. Boys and girls are not all the same. A <a href="http://transequality.org/Resources/TransTerminology_2014.pdf">transgender</a> person is someone “whose gender identity, expression or behavior is different from those typically associated with their assigned sex at birth." Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:40:34 +0000 John O'Brien 37753 at http://kuow.org Damn Right We're Trans* Washington To Pursue Fuller Health Care Coverage For Transgender State Employees http://kuow.org/post/washington-pursue-fuller-health-care-coverage-transgender-state-employees <p>Marcie Sillman speaks with <a href="http://www.genderjusticeleague.org/author/danielle/">Danielle Askini</a>, advocacy director for the <a href="http://www.genderjusticeleague.org/">Gender Justice League</a>, about their efforts to remove health care exclusions affecting transgender people from Washington state employee plans. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:24:36 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Posey Gruener 35784 at http://kuow.org Washington To Pursue Fuller Health Care Coverage For Transgender State Employees On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus http://kuow.org/post/television-more-transgender-characters-come-focus Over the past year or so, I've looked at how TV's expanding universe represents <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/02/168215115/whos-gay-on-tv-dads-journalists-investigators-and-footmen" target="_blank">gays and lesbians</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/05/18/184832930/working-women-on-television-a-mixed-bag-at-best" target="_blank">working women</a>. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:31:35 +0000 Neda Ulaby 33163 at http://kuow.org On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus Documenting Gender Change With The Government http://kuow.org/post/documenting-gender-change-government <div><p>Steve Scher&nbsp;discusses how to get state and federal agencies to recognize you as a different gender with Seattle University Law professor Dean Spade. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:57:36 +0000 Arwen Nicks & Steve Scher 34030 at http://kuow.org 'A Weighty Subject:' A Family Comes To Terms With A Trans Child http://kuow.org/post/weighty-subject-family-comes-terms-trans-child <p>Her eyes focused on the arcade screen, Bridget awaits her moment of transformation.</p><p>The 9-year-old is playing the video game Ms. Pac-Man, where the title character eats a magic pellet that turns her into a super being. As Bridget grips the joystick, the sunlight streaming in through a nearby window highlights her features: She has a face full of freckles, glinting, grey eyes and brown hair that tumbles past her shoulders.</p><p>“I’m good at this,” she says of the game. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:52:40 +0000 Rosette Royale 31434 at http://kuow.org 'A Weighty Subject:' A Family Comes To Terms With A Trans Child What Sami Discovered On The Way To Becoming A Man Of Color http://kuow.org/post/what-sami-discovered-way-becoming-man-color Not many people can say they've experienced the world both as an Arab-Latino woman and as an Arab-Latino man. Sami Younes can.<p>Younes, 26, was once Mariam, a Lebanese and Puerto Rican woman. When he began his physical transition three years ago to become a man, the way people reacted to his change surprised him.<p>"This never happened to me before my transition," Younes said. "I'll be walking down the street and I'll see someone coming toward me. And if they're alone, they'll just change to the other side of the street. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:55:11 +0000 editor 27574 at http://kuow.org What Sami Discovered On The Way To Becoming A Man Of Color They Once Called This Teenage Girl A Boy http://kuow.org/post/they-once-called-teenage-girl-boy <p>When Jennifer looks in a mirror, she sees bigger hips and a smaller waist than several months ago. At 16, she&#39;s like other high school girls, in that she worries about her looks and frets about a &quot;weird smile&quot; and her dirty blonde hair. But she loves her new figure. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:25:38 +0000 Isaac Noren & RadioActive Youth Media 21883 at http://kuow.org They Once Called This Teenage Girl A Boy Identity Crisis http://kuow.org/post/identity-crisis <p>For our last week of the summer we bring you stories of change, challenge and identity!</p><p>Hosts Carlos Nieto and Isaac Noren speak about what it means to be themselves and how others view them. Isaac Noren takes us into to the mind of a girl born in the wrong body and tells us about how she’s adjusting to her new life. Then Srikar Penumaka gives us an inside look on a religious refugee from Bhutan, how he’s adapted to American culture and how he’s slowly trying to bring his two worlds together through technology.</p><p>Hopefully today's podcast will make you think about who you are and where you come from.</p><p><em>RadioActive is KUOW's youth radio program, and all the stories here are produced by young people age 16-21. <a href="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive"><u>Listen to RadioActive stories</u></a>, subscribe to the <a href="http://www.kuow.org/rss"><u>RadioActive podcast</u></a> and stay in touch on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RadioActiveYouthMedia"><u>Facebook</u></a>.</em></p><p></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:25:31 +0000 Carlos Nieto & Isaac Noren & Srikar Penumaka 18455 at http://kuow.org Identity Crisis Wash. Colleges Start Tracking Students' Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity http://kuow.org/post/wash-colleges-start-tracking-students-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity <p></p><p>Bringing new meaning to "student orientation," Washington community and technical colleges will start asking students their sexual orientation and gender identity when students register for classes this year.</p><p>Laura McDowell, spokeswoman for Washington State Board of Community &amp; Technical Colleges, said it was <a href="http://diversity.highline.edu/lgbtq.php">students</a> who proposed the&nbsp;colleges start tracking the data.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:29:20 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 16024 at http://kuow.org Wash. Colleges Start Tracking Students' Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity