Wow! That’s a lot of acronyms! To break it down: today on the show we’re talking about People Of Color in the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer+ and discussing intersection identity life. Behind the mic, we have Saphire Broxton (Afro-Latina, Bi-sexual, Communications Intern, ZUMIX and freshman at Hamilton College), Noah Toledo (Latinx, transgender writer and recent graduate from Harvard with a Masters in creative writing), and What’s Up Eastie co-host, Morgan Augillard (black, queer, graduate student at MIT). This interview covers a lot of ground from coming out, identity, community, politics, to finding your tribe and resources for LGBTQ+ folks.
Give us a listen:
There’s a primary coming up September 4, 2018 where Boston residents can vote on a bill concerning protections for transgender folks. It’s important to VOTE YES on Ballot #3 if you’re in favor of protecting trans folks and their basic human rights. If you’re a U.S. citizen, over 18, and have a valid ID, get registered to vote here by August 15, 2018!!!
On today’s show Noah, Saphire, and Morgan mentioned some of the resources that helped (and to continue to help) them on their identity journey. Keep scrolling to see some of their favorites.
- Subscribe to Noah’s Youtube Channel to see and learn more about Noah’s identity journey and transition as a female to male (FTM) transgender man.
- Loving in the War Years – Cherrie Morango
- Flaming Iguanas (Comic/Graphic Novel Series) – Erika Lopez
- Dykes to Watch Out For (Comic Anthology) – Alison Bechdel
- Annie on my Mind (YA Fiction) – Nancy Garden
- Juliet Takes a Breath (YA Fiction) & America Chavez (Comic Book) – Gabby Rivera
- Female Masculinity & The Drag King Book (Non-fiction) – Judith Halberstam
- Tranny (Non-fiction/Memoir) – Laura Jane Grace
- Margins (Fiction) – Terri de la Pena
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (YA Fiction) – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- This Bridge Called My Back – Gloria Anzaldua & Cherrie Morango (Non-Fiction Anthology)
- Rubyfruit Jungle (Fiction) – Rita Mae Brown
- Lumberjanes (YA Comic Book series)
- Parrotfish (YA Fiction) – Ellen Wittlinger
- Luna (YA Fiction) – Julie Anne Peters
- Brown Girls (Web Series)
- Brown Girl Dreaming (YA Semi-Biography/Memoir) & Another Brooklyn (Memoir) – Jacqueline Woodson