Ep 123 California LGBTQ Issues

We’re exploring what it means to be LGBTQ in the state of California, a supposed LGBTQ paradise. But unfortunately all is not well in paradise, so we’re here to discuss that! Stay tuned.

This show aired live at 6 pm Pacific on Friday May 26th, 2017

California LGBTQ Issues

Topics of discussion around California LGBTQ issues:

  • California LGBTQ Issues
    • Trying to describe what discrimination is macro-aggressions
    • Purposeful misgendering
    • Hateful anti-LGBTQ slurs
    • Denying employment/housing/services blatantly
  • Micro-aggressions
    • Misgendering but disregarding
    • Telling trans people “it will take time” for people to learn their pronouns
    • Denying employment/housing/services but not saying it’s because someone is LGBTQ
    • Denying reasonable hours at a job because somebody came out on the job
    • People disregarding struggle by trying to make excuses for the person who screwed up
    • When people say I’m from San Francisco, I love gay people
    • Somehow they think living in San Francisco or being from Sonoma County all of a sudden makes them amazing allies and human beings towards the LGBTQ community

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  1. Sarah Williams on July 14, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I’m behind on listening, so I apologize if you’ve already covered this, but SB-179 is going through the California Assembly. It’s a bill to allow non-binary as a gender on drivers licenses, and make it easier for transgender people to change name and gender on legal documents. Details are here:

    Just thought it would be relevant to the show.

  2. Sarah Williams on July 14, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I’m super excited about this because my 6 year old is non-binary. We went to support it when they were discussing it in Transportation Committee (it goes to transportation because of the driver’s license), and there was an amazing outpouring of support.

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