‘When do we get past the starting point?’ Ask a transgender person | KUOW News and Information

‘When do we get past the starting point?’ Ask a transgender person

Aug 25, 2017

Transgender people are coming out (to welcome and rejection) more now than ever. We learn something about their experiences in news of a looming military service ban, from prominent transgender celebrities, TV shows and movies.  But many of us don’t have personal connections with transgender people. KUOW’s “Ask A…” series created a space for conversations at a recent Ask a Transgender Person event in West Seattle.

KUOW’s “Ask a ___” events create a safe and respectful environment for people to explore each other's views. We set up one-on-one conversations for six minutes. After that, a bell rings, chairs are swapped and another conversation begins. At the end, we host a group discussion and a meal. This Ask a Transgender Person event took place at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on Sunday August 20.

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You can listen in to some of the conversations below:

Jay and Gunner at KUOW's Ask A Transgender Person event.
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Kelly and James at KUOW's Ask a Transgender Person event
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Jesse and Noelle at KUOW's Ask a Transgender Person event
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Kaelyn and Stephan at KUOW's Ask a Transgender Person event
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Kari and Nikki at KUOW's Ask a Transgender Person event
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Katie and Jeremiah at KUOW's Ask a Transgender Person event
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Are you genuinely curious to learn more about one of these groups in a civil interview based on trust? Or are you a member of one of these groups, eager to talk about what you believe to others? Take a moment to fill out the form below, or online here.

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