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Milo Yiannopoulos in 2013.
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At the University of Washington, the College Republicans club is being accused of inflaming tensions by inviting a right-wing speaker for Jan. 20, Inauguration Day. Those Republicans, however, say the timing of the appearance of Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor at Breitbart News, is accidental. Breitbart News publishes pieces that criticize and ridicule working women, Muslims and people of color.

Brandi Carlile among the music collection at the KUOW studios.
KUOW Photo/Kara McDermott

"I am really upset with Trump voters right now," local legend Brandi Carlile told KUOW’s Bill Radke. "I’m a little concerned as to why they are [Trump supporters], but I am listening."

Hope for trans women who want to be moms

Nov 30, 2016
M with her baby doll.
Marlo Mack

Marlo Mack always wanted to be a mother, and maybe even a grandmother. Mack is a single mom of an 8-year-old transgender daughter. She produces a podcast called “How to Be a Girl." In this excerpt, Mack looks at fertility and the future challenges her daughter will face.

Transgender veterans hoping the veterans administration would cover their sex reassignment surgery were dealt a setback after the administration dropped the plan.

Bill Radke talks to Northwest News Network reporter Anna King about the case against Arlene's Flowers in Richland being decided in the Washington State Supreme Court. Curt Freed and Robert Ingersoll are suing Arlene's Flowers for refusing to take their business when they were looking for a florist to arrange their wedding flowers.

Courtesy of The Discovery Channel

Ranae Holland, a host of Animal Planet’s "Finding Bigfoot," had a sense Hillary Clinton wouldn’t win the election.

The Washington Supreme Court Tuesday heard the case of a florist versus a same-sex couple who wanted flowers for their wedding in 2013. The owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Washington, refused to take the job, saying it was against her religious beliefs.

Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning is asking President Obama to grant her clemency saying she is requesting "a first chance at life." Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison after perpetrating one of the largest leaks of classified information in U.S. history. Manning's lawyers argue that she has already served the longest sentence of "any other whistleblower in American history" and Obama's decision should be influenced by the fact that Manning was held in harsh conditions and solitary...

Advice to my daughter from a trans woman

Nov 9, 2016
My friend Lauren was 19-years-old when she realized she was a woman.
Courtesy of Marlo Mack

There is far more acceptance today towards people who are transgender. Think of former Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner or actress Laverne Cox. But there was a time when the world was far less tolerant. Marlo Mack turns to an older transgender friend for advice about raising her trans daughter.

Singers Taylor Raven, right and Jorelle Williams rehearse for the upcoming Seattle Opera production of "As One"
GENEVIEVE HATHAWAY, COURTESY SEATTLE OPERA

When Aidan Lang took over the helm of Seattle Opera two years ago, he faced the same challenge as every other nonprofit arts group in the city: How to make both his organization and its art form relevant in the digital age.

The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear a case regarding transgender students' right to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. The justices will hear the case sometime next year. At issue is whether a Virginia high school student is allowed to use the boys' bathroom. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports: "Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old senior in Gloucester County ... came out as transgender when he was a freshman in high school. The school principal allowed him to use the boys'...

State legislator Brady Walkinshaw represents Washington State's 43rd District.
Courtesy of Ann Norton

Pramila Jayapal got Bernie. Now Brady Walkinshaw gets Barney.

How to find a playdate for your trans child

Oct 19, 2016
Marlo Mack's daughter and her best friend.
Courtesy of Marlo Mack

Worrying about your kid's social life is part of being a parent. And it’s not always easy. Especially if you are raising a transgender child. In this episode Marlo Mack shares the challenges of finding a play date for her transgender daughter.

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. Now, California has set up the nation's first ever large-scale program to help transgender people find jobs. And it's all because of Michaela Mendelsohn , a trans woman who's employed trans people at her restaurants for years. 'I'm A Trans Owner Supporting Trans People' The lunch rush was supposed to end hours ago. But in the heart of Los Angeles, this fast-food restaurant, El Pollo Loco, is still buzzing....

For D.C.'s LGBT Community, A Police Liaison Who Can Relate

Oct 6, 2016

Sgt. Jessica Hawkins remembers Feb. 11, 2014, clearly. It was a sunny, cold Tuesday in the District of Columbia — the day she would go to work at the Metropolitan Police Department as a woman for the first time. Hawkins is transgender. She has known since she was 5 years old, when Wonder Woman was her favorite superhero and she liked to dress up in her mother's clothes. On that first shift at work, Hawkins had to be in for roll call in the afternoon. She spent the morning in a panic and...

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