The podcast is certainly worth a listen, but in preparation, you MUST read this tender and thought-provoking article:
Last Updated on Friday, 05 May 2017 16:08
Courtesy The Washington Post:
They lived as a gay couple in Mississippi for 20 years. The worst indignity came in death, lawsuit says.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:55
They say this newly proposed legislation won't pass, but... once again it gives cause for the LGBTQ community to feel like our rights are a ping pong ball that politicians play with:
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2017 16:00
People Exclusive – Jackie Evancho Takes on Trump After Inauguration Performance: I Want to Tell Him ‘the Horrors’ My Trans Sister Has Faced
(NEW YORK) – Jackie Evancho may have sung at the inauguration, but when President Donald Trump rescinded Obama-era protections for transgender people, she changed her tune.
For the new issue of People, the 16-year-old classical vocalist opened up about the backlash she received for her appearance at the Inaugural and how why she wants to sit down with Trump and her trans sister Juliet to discuss transgender rights.
“I [performed] because it’s always been about the honor and not about the politics. I try my best to stay out of politics,” says Evancho. But when Trump took action that could harm her sister, she felt compelled to speak up — “because at that point, something had changed that was going to affect a cause that I believe in. It was going to affect my sister, who I truly love, and people that I know. It was just natural instinct. I had to do something about it.”
Indeed, the America’s Got Talent alum — whose new album Two Hearts drops Friday — took to social media in February after Trump signed the executive order rolling back protections for trans youth, requesting a meeting with the President. The White House said Trump would “welcome” a meeting but have yet to confirm an appointment.
“We’re actively working on it,” says Evancho, who remains hopeful she’ll get the opportunity to sit down with Trump.
On Monday, the Pittsburgh native tweeted Trump again, posting: “THANK YOU for being open to meeting with me to discuss #trans rights. I’ll be in #DC on 3/30 & 3/31. Can we meet?”
As for what Evancho would say if she gets the chance to meet with the President?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 13:35
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 14:52