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.
You can listen in to some of the conversations below:
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.