Reckonings #14: Reckonings is a podcast exploring how people fundamentally change their hearts and minds. Guests share stories of radically shifting their political world views, overcoming bigotry, and making other kinds of transformative change.
Scott’s five year old son chooses to wear skirts. Here is how people react, and what dad has learned in the process.
A step in the right direction.
What they have faced is not as difficult as what their parents went through, or their parents before them. Prejudice has been around a while.
Ed Madden gives a powerful reading of his poem written in response to Mississippi’s HB 1523–an anti-gay, anti-trans “religious freedom” law which, oddly enough, names poetry as a specific good or service that can be denied.
Did David Bowie have any idea how many lives he touched, and in how many ways?
A teacher in Texas refuses to respect a transgender child in her care under the guise of exercising her “religious freedom”. Rob Watson sounds off, with the help of an amazing child named Ellie.
Quentin Lucas tells a short story to show how poor thinking can happen to any of us.
What should our children be learning about sexuality and their bodies? Alison Tedford interviews sexologist Dr. Jess about changing attitudes and curriculum.—Controversial changes to curriculum about the birds and the bees has parents in Ontario, Canada buzzing. I interviewed Dr. Jess O’Reilly, a sexologist from Toronto, on the topic.The controversy began with the updating of…
How men define manhood can mean the difference between a good life or a lonely death.
Sometimes even those closest to us get it wrong. Here’s what we can learn about getting it right.
Mark Greene believes that unless the term cisgender is used with care, it can do as much damage as good.
Excuse me, In Touch Weekly, but I think you dropped your ethics. Oh, and I could do a better photoshop job in MS Paint.
The death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn has stunned America and leaves many questions. Writer Rob Watson compares the reaction to that of the slain Matthew Shepard, and pays tribute to a young life, gone too soon.
How can we love ourselves enough to live, when our environment tells us that nothing in creation could love a transgender person?
Looking for human rights advocates? Brazilian students are there!