Skype Support and Discussion Group Show Notes 19th Aug 2013

Skype Support and Discussion Group Show Notes 19th Aug 2013

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Interesting evening and one that quickly moved away on its own path as topics were generated by the regulars.

We were joined by

Skype
Dusepo
Rebecca
Janett
Rona
Nadia
Ice Maiden

Chat
A number of Guests (who come and go curious, people who just listen and or want to remain nameless).
NYC
Jane
Rona
Ice Maiden

Topics were aplenty

THINK TANK – A good name for us “A Transgender Think Tank” who by our very make-up can sometimes ask the questions that others simply cannot ask lest they be marked out as transphobic.

We spoke about the Beaumont Society – off air. Its plans and revamp coming up.

We then spoke about the trans community being spread so thin that it is becoming more difficult to have a mass or force. Maybe in a world where everyone is trans solves the problem? But in a binary world that has been so diluted in the trans spectrum by transpeople who are often poles apart in their identity, we ask if the trans umbrella has simply grown too large to be effective now?

The next Topic was controversial so even in the VLOG we have to have edited it somewhat.

Basically we spoke about trans teenagers and ‘sleepovers’ and how we can understand that a non trans family who has a transperson to stay could worry as despite the fact the lets say 13 year-old may identify as female, she could also be seen as a lesbian with a penis and is this a parents worst nightmare. We tried to think outside of our community and try and understand the fears that parents have, traditionally the fear of underage pregnancy. A group of biological female girls having a sleepover is less risky to many than one having a penis. This same argument applies to transboys of course. As they can get pregnant, and just because they may identify as male does not mean they may not have a man crush on their best friend, or even have a gay friend who …well need I say more?

Do parents of that transboy have concerns? Do parents hosting sleepover worry if a trans kid is invited, this brought us onto the subject of using toilets and is all this transphobic or just the way things are?

Very complicated and more so when condensed into a highlights package VLOG. But it is important to try and detach yourself from being trans and try and put yourself in the parent’s position when listening to it.

VLOG

VLOG

Transgender Zone VLOG Episode #15 August 19th, 2013 – Is the Transgender Umbrella Too Large?

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http://youtu.be/Ko52benKTDU

We then spoke about the trans community being spread so thin that it is becoming more difficult to have a mass or force. Maybe in a world where everyone is trans solves the problem? But in a binary world that has been so diluted in the trans spectrum by transpeople who are often poles apart in their identity, we ask if the trans umbrella has simply grown too large to be effective now?

And do the parents of non transkids really trust trans children at sleepovers?

Show Notes for this Episode are available here:
http://media.transgenderzone.com/?p=2767
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