Bi/Pan/ Trans Activist Sally Goldner From Australia

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published June 22, 2016
Bi/Pan/Trans Activist Sally Goldner shares how the trans community is doing in Australia.
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Sally Goldner lands top award for her dedication to the transgender community

Sally Goldner Executive Director Transgender Victoria

The Heroines: Interview with Sally Goldner



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Fiona Dawson And Trans Military Project

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published  April 12, 2016
Lynnette interviews Fiona Dawson about the TransMilitary Project and what they hope to accomplish. Over 15,500 military personal identify as trans. A clear and fair established policy has yet to be achieved.
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Logan Ireland (Air Force) logan irelandTransgender, at War and In Love/ Op-Docs/The New York Times

Laila Villanueva (Army)

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Commissioned by The New York Times and produced by TransMilitary creator Fiona Dawson in partnership with Gabriel Silverman and Jamie Coughlin of SideXSide Studios, Transgender, at War and in Love was released June 4, 2015 as part of The Times’ editorial series Transgender Today.

In this 12 minute documentary, SPARTA members Logan Ireland (Air Force) and his fiancee, Laila Villanueva (Army) came out publicly as being transgender.

Ireland, 27, and Villanueva, 29, have a combined 16 years of service, four deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, and have received awards and commendations for their work. Yet Department of Defense medical readiness regulations prohibit their open service and classify them as unfit to serve.

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SPARTA: Founded in 2013, SPARTA is an association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people who currently serve or have served in the U.S. armed forces and their families. Our mission is to advocate for and support our actively serving LGBT service members, veterans, and their families. As a membership organization, SPARTA exists by and for the LGBT military community. The name SPARTA originated as an acronym for “Service members, Partners, and Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All.” – www.spartapride.org

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Damned in Dixie Blues (By Walter Beck)

One for all the brothers and sisters down in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi

Damned in Dixie Blues
(By Walter Beck)
North Carolina dug their tar heels in
And burned forty-two thousand dollars
Just to make sure we couldn’t use their bathrooms;
Putting up “Cis Only” signs
From the mountains to the Atlantic.

Georgia zeroed their sights in,
Getting ready to pull the trigger
And tell us all,
“You queers ain’t welcome here!”

Mississippi made it known
That we wouldn’t be served
In the Hospitality State;
As they put it plain and clear
That they don’t have to marry us.
They don’t have to serve us.
They don’t have to recognize we even exist.

South Carolina followed down
Hot the tar heels step;
Posting their own “Cis Only” signs
On all the schoolhouse johns.

Tennessee doubles down
On one long bloody night;
Closing their mental health facilities
In our faces
And locking the bathroom doors
Behind them.

Another state follows another state,
Follows another bill, another resolution,
Another ordinance, another amendment,
Another barricade, another brick,
Another steel barred door
Standing in the way of equal justice under the law.

Barring us all up
In this long burning Hell
Under the lock of religious liberty.

It’s a burning Hell in Dixie
From the Appalachian Mountains
To the Mississippi Delta.

Oh it feels like we’re all
Collapsing on the picket lines
Feeling the backlash
Of the damned in Dixie blues.

Our Bi Laureate at Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

Our Bi Laureate at Rally Against HJR-6 Terre Haute, Indiana October 11, 2013

Bi Books With DM Atkins of Fantastic Fiction Publishing

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published April 1, 2016
Lynnette is excited to have DM Atkins of Fantastic Fiction Publishing.
They are also author of “Bisexual Women in the Twenty-First Century”
and
“Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities”
and
“Lesbian Sex Scandals: Sexual Practices, Identities, and Politics”

DMAtkinsInterview_600SqD.M. Atkins is an author of both non-fiction and fiction. An anthropologist, Atkins has edited several anthologies on LGBT topics, including Looking Queer, Lesbian Sex Scandals, and Bisexual Women in the 21st Century and is the former editor of both Locus and Shadows Of… magazines

Links:

fanficFantastic Fiction Publishing is at www.fantasticfictionpublishing.com
ForbiddenFiction is at www.forbiddenfiction.com

ForbiddenFiction On Facebook

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Bisexual Women in the Twenty-First Century

Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities

Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities

Lesbian Sex Scandals: Sexual Practices, Identities, and Politics

Lesbian Sex Scandals: Sexual Practices, Identities, and Politics

Faewolf by D.M. Atkins & Chris Taylor is published by Circlet Press

FaewolfFaewolves, like werewolves, can walk among men. What happens when Kiya White Cloud, a young gay college student in Santa Cruz, wants one of these men enough to risk his heart–and his life? A paranormal m/m erotic romance

and new from DM Atkins

 Crossed Rose by D.M. Atkins
See at: http://forbiddenfiction.com/story/dma-1-000243/CrossedRose_CvrPRTAt a leather play party, Davey, a shy trans man, sees the woman of his dreams—Maria, the beautiful, brown-skinned woman in red. Davey wants her desperately enough to ask Papa, a stranger at the crossroads, for her heart. Papa’s instructions seem simple enough, but failing to follow them might cost Davey more than just his soul. (M/F, F/F/M)

Fiction is by D.M. Atkins at: http://www.amazon.com/D.-M.-Atkins/e/B002BT9B4Y

All non-fiction can be located under Dawn Atkins on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Dawn-Atkins/e/B002BTJ49G

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Transgender Day of Visibility 2016

To honor this special day we bring you the podcast re-run on Trans Mental Health Concerns with Dara Hoffman-Fox

transvdayIt’s Trans Day of Visibility!Here’s 15 Ways To Let Trans People Know You See Them and Care

12832563_504969129685408_64761980957916007_nInternational Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual holiday occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. The holiday was founded by Michigan-based transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender people, citing the frustration that the only well-known transgender-centered holiday was the Transgender Day of Remembrance which mourned the loss of transgender people to hate crimes, but did not acknowledge and celebrate living members of the transgender community.

From:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Transgender_Day_of_Visibility

TransGriot, March 31, 2016 Counting My Trans Visibility Blessings

Bi Books: When My Boyfriend Was a Girl-A Memoir

Lynnette talks with Sunshine Mugrabi about her book based on her experience during her husband’s transition from female to male. It is insightful and heartwarming. A sometimes painfully raw.
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Interview: Julia Serano

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published July 14, 2015
John and Lynnette have the distinct honor and pleasure to interview trans activist Julia Serano. Author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity and Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive.
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Julia Serano Official Site

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