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Audio Media Coverage
of TYFA-Related Activities
September 2, 2010 - TYFA President Shannon Garcia was a guest on Blooming Out, a GLBT-oriented webcast and podcast based in Indiana, on September 2, 6:20 - 6:30 pm (ET). She talked about the changes in the passport application process and how they benefit transgender youth. (Audio - 11:30)
September 1, 2010 — KQED, San Francisco - "Forum" with Michael Krasney: Guests: Diane Ehrensaft, developmental and clinical psychologist working with transgender families; Joel Baum, director of education and training for Gender Spectrum; and Rachel Beckert, mother of a transgender seven year old discuss the experience of being the parents of a transgender child. (Audio: length= 1 Hour)
June 23, 2010 — KALW, San Francisco - "Your Call": What does it mean to be transgender or transsexual today? How should our healthcare system and society support transgender people? Guests: Matt Wood--staff attorney for the Transgender Law Center, and Kim Pearson--co-founder and executive director of Trans Youth Family Allies. (Audio: length= 1 Hour)
September 25, 2009 - Transponder:"In Episode 138 we welcome back Kim Pearson from TransYouth Family Allies (aka TYFA) and have special guest Venessia Romero (aka Josie’s mom), the mother of Josie Romero from the National Geographic Special “Sex Lies and Gender”. (Length=60:05)
July 4, 2009 - Shannon Garcia, President of TYFA, appeared on BloomingOut, a GLBT-oriented webcastand Podcast based in Indiana, on July 2. She shared her views about being the mother of a transchild and provided some updates about events occurring in other areas of the country. (Length = 11:07) Listen Now...
June 14, 2009 - Nathan OUTloud:
Along with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Kim Pearson from TransYouth Family Allies lead the effort to ensure that KRXQ and Rob & Arnie be held responsible for the words and tone of their show and their follow-up response.. (Length=60:00)
May 8, 2009 - Kim appears on Equality Arizona Radio --
Kim Pearson recounts her experience as the mother of a transgender child. (Length = 61:37) Powered by Podbean.com
February 13, 2009 - This American Life(Chicago Public Radio) Tom Girls: Lilly and Thomasina have a lot in common. They’re both 8 years old. And they were both born boys, although it became clear pretty early on that they'd prefer to be girls. (Length=18:00)
WFHB Radio, bloomingOUT, November 20, 2008 TYFA President Shannon Garcia is interviewed by co-hosts Helen Harrell and Sean Lemieux on Community Radio for South Central Indiana.
(Length = 15.20)
Note: Scroll down to the November 20, 2008 show.
Interview begins approx. 5:15 into the show.
May 7 - 8, 2008 -- NPR's All Things Considered presented a 2-part feature concerning transKids and how their families were dealing with the problem.