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Trans Life in Hampton Roads panel discussion
March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hosted by Myrl Beam, Ph.D., on Facebook Live, this panel will feature four transgender people of color discussing their experiences living in the 757 area code in Virginia along with a short Q&A. Join them for the debut of the podcast “Transcripts: The South Deserves People Like Me,” an exploration of home, family, and belonging through a trans of color lens.
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: Trans Life in Hampton Roads panel discussion, which is part of Transgender Day of Visibility 2021
When: Wednesday, March 31 at 6 p.m Central Daylight Time | 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time