Gender Reveal
Gender Reveal
Feb 3, 2020
Episode 63: Alyssa Pariah
Play • 46 min

Tuck speaks with activist and labor organizer Alyssa Pariah (she/her) at Gender Reveal’s first live show. Topics include:

  • What trans healthcare would look like under Medicare for All
  • How to be a better ally/accomplice for sex workers
  • How the Black Lives Matter movement supports trans liberation better than many LGBTQ orgs
  • Coping with survivor’s guilt as a 32-year-old trans woman of color
  • What will it take to end trans oppression?
  • Also: an army of trans bitches in the class war!

This Week In Gender: We discuss state legislatures’ attempts to block trans kids from transitioning (3:30-6:30). Read the referenced Katelyn Burns article on Vox and Laura Thompson’s article on Mother Jones. Emoji news is via Emojipedia.

Learn more about the Audre Lorde Project; Don’t Shoot PDX; Critical Resistance; Pride at Work; and Jobs with Justice. (Also, never cross a picket line!)   


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Production help: Z Griffler

Logo: Ira M. Leigh

Music: Breakmaster Cylinder

Additional music: “The Back Lot” and “Sylvestor” by Blue Dot Sessions

Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

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