Podcast | Inside the fight for trans rights

Danni Askini of the advocacy group The Gender Justice League breaks down the misconceptions and myths surrounding gender-affirming care.

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Danni Askini, executive director of The Gender Justice League & Trans Pride Seattle, interviewed by Jonquilyn Hill, the host of Vox's The Weeds podcast, at the Crosscut Ideas Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Amanda Snyder/Crosscut)

Legislation seeking to limit the rights of trans people has been on the rise in state houses throughout the U.S. But why? 

For this episode of the Crosscut Talks podcast, we listen in on a conversation about the wave of proposals and laws that seek to curtail the ability of trans Americans to use the bathroom or participate in sports according to their stated gender, or receive gender-affirming care. 

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In this conversation from the Crosscut Ideas Festival, Gender Justice League co-executive director Danni Askini speaks with Jonquilyn Hill, the host of Vox's Weeds podcast, about the impacts of these Republican-led efforts on an already marginalized community.  

Askini says the humanity of trans people needs to be at the center of the conversation and implores cisgender people to show up as allies in the fight for trans rights. 

This conversation was recorded on May 6, 2023


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