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TYFA audio clips

Your Call (June 23, 2010)

What does it mean to be transgender or transsexual today? How should our healthcare system and society support transgender people? Guests: Matt Wood–staff attorney for the Transgender Law Center, and Kim Pearson–co-founder and executive director of Trans Youth Family Allies.  (KALW San Francisco Audio: length= 1 Hour)

Blooming Out (September 2, 2010)

A GLBT-oriented webcast and podcast based in Indiana. TYFA President Shannon Garcia talked about the changes in the passport application process and how they benefit transgender youth. (Audio – 11:30)

Trans-Ponder (September 25, 2009)

In Episode 138 we welcome back Kim Pearson from TransYouth Family Allies (aka TYFA) and have special guest Venessia Romero (aka Josie’s mom), the mother of Josie Romero from the National Geographic Special “Sex Lies and Gender”. (Length=60:05)

BloomingOut (July 4, 2009)

Shannon Garcia, President of TYFA, shared her views about being the mother of a transchild and provided some updates about events occurring in other areas of the country. (Length = 11:07)

Nathan OUTloud  (June 14, 2009)

Along with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Kim Pearson from TransYouth Family Allies lead the effort to ensure that KRXQ and Rob & Arnie be held responsible for the words and tone of their show and their follow-up response.. (Length=60:00)

bloomingOUT (November 20, 2008)

TYFA President Shannon Garcia is interviewed by co-hosts Helen Harrell and Sean Lemieux on WFHB Community Radio for South Central Indiana. Note: Scroll down to the November 20, 2008 show. Interview begins approx. 5:15 into the show.

Equality Arizona Radio (May 8, 2009)

Kim Pearson recounts her experience as the mother of a transgender child.   (Length = 61:37)

Additional selected audio clips

Forum with Michael Krasny (September 1, 2010)

Guests: Diane Ehrensaft, developmental and clinical psychologist working with transgender families; Joel Baum, director of education and training for Gender Spectrum; and Rachel Beckert, mother of a transgender seven year old discuss the experience of being the parents of a transgender child.   (Audio: length= 1 Hour)

This American Life  (February 13, 2009)

Tom Girls: Lilly and Thomasina have a lot in common. They’re both 8 years old. And they were both born boys, although it became clear pretty early on that they’d prefer to be girls. (Chicago Public Radio, Length=18:00)

NPR All Things Considered (May 7 – 8, 2008)

Two-part feature concerning transKids and how their families were dealing with the problem.  Listen to Part 1      Listen to Part 2