Ep 21 – 12/26/14 – Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from The Queer Life

It is the day after Christmas here at the KBBF studios and as always, we’re here to report! The holidays can oftentimes be hard, so everybody continue to let those around you know how much you love and accept them.

Special Guest Byron Kennedy

Our special guest this evening is J. Byron Kennedy coming from Halifax, Nova Scotia (that’s in Canada) to discuss Brony culture and give us insight into a subject that is not quite LGBT but absolutely relatable.

J. Byron Kennedy is a former moderator of Ponychan, the most popular online Brony forum. While no longer part of the larger Brony community, he was involved during the subculture’s formation, which began to take shape during the broadcast run of the revived franchise’s first season.

This episode airs live, Friday December 26th, 2014 at 6-8pm on KBBF 89.1 FM or on this webpage in the YouTube video below! Feel free to Tweet @thequeerlife or call into the studio with any questions!

Topics of Discussion

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LGBT Community Members Shutdown Hwy 101 In San Francisco Protesting Police Violence

On December 24th, LGBT community members marched in solidarity, protesting the police shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York. DJ Broken Record from The Broken Record Radio Show and I report on this hours after the demonstration.

Right-Wingers Want Constitutional Amendment Banning Trans People

Members of the Family Research Council have called for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would forbid the federal government to legal recognizing anyone’s gender if it was not consistent with what the person was assigned at birth.

Transphobic hate crimes in the UK up as much as 50% in some locations

Reported transphobic hate crime in the UK have risen at a staggering rate according to the figures released to the Press Association under the Freedom of Information Act.

Serge Nicholson, from the charity Galop reminds us that the number of reported hate crimes are but a fraction of the total crimes committed.

Israeli army aims to become more welcoming for transgender recruits

The Israel Defense Forces has decided to institute a new approach to dealing with transgender recruits by offering them extra support from the time they get their first draft notice at age 16 through their army service.

The new policy intends to make army service easier for transgender soldiers, regardless of whether they intend to undergo gender reassignment surgery, according to a report in Yedioth Ahronoth, which cites the army’s Bamahane magazine.

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. Amy Ballard Rich on December 28, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Kaiya Kramer does a fantastic radio show, “Queer Life”. I especially enjoyed the “mash-up” with Broken Record Radio Show! Thanks for having the show on the internet after-the-fact, for those of us not near our computer on Friday nights. Keep up the good work Ms. Kramer!

    Sincerely,
    Amy Ballard Rich

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