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‘The South Deserves Someone Like Me’
March 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
“The South Deserves Someone Like Me”: A community panel and podcast launch event from Transcripts Podcast and The Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project.
Join the Tretter Transgender Oral History project and The Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project for an online community panel discussion focused on episode two of the podcast “Transcripts.”
With special guest Andrea Jenkins
Facilitated by Gregory Samantha Rosenthal
About Transcripts, Episode 2
Across the former Confederate states, an astonishing thing is happening: transgender people of color are putting down roots. Follow six Black and multi-racial transgender Southerners as they fight to build home and community below the Mason-Dixon line.
“The South deserves people like me.” That’s what Black trans activist Kayla Gore told interviewer Myrl Beam during their conversation last year. But for many trans activists of color, the South hasn’t always been an easy place to call home. That’s why the Transcripts podcast is doing a deep dive into how trans Southerners find their place in the South, even if it means literally building the houses themselves. With the voices of Aurora Higgs (Richmond, Virginia), Toni-Michelle Williams (Atlanta, Georgia), Kya Concepcion (Marietta, Georgia), Mariah Moore (New Orleans, Louisiana), Jay Corprew (Virginia Beach, Virginia), and Kayla Gore (Memphis, Tennessee), and hosted by scholar Myrl Beam and community leader Andrea Jenkins, “Transcripts: The South Deserves People Like Me” is an exploration of home, family, and belonging through a trans of color lens.
From award-winning transgender audio producer Cassius Adair and hosted by scholar Myrl Beam and community activist Andrea Jenkins, Transcripts: The South Deserves People Like Me is a 40-minute audio documentary available for free wherever you get your podcasts.
Transcripts is a project of the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project at the University of Minnesota Libraries, and this episode was funded in part through a grant from Virginia Humanities.
What: “The South Deserves Someone Like Me”: A community panel and podcast launch event from Transcripts Podcast and The Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project.
When: Wednesday, March 3 at 4:30 p.m Central Standard Time | 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time