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Published by Trans Uber on February 5th 2015
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In THE HUMAN AGENDA, LGBTQI advocate Joe Wenke speaks with some of the community's leading change agents. In these wide-ranging and probing conversations, amazing people share their personal and professional stories along with their profound commitment to freedom and equality. GISELE ALICEA, (AKA GISELE XTRAVAGANZA) fashion model: "Transgender people are real people. We have mothers. We have fathers. . . .We have families. We have somewhere that we came from." ASH BECKHAM, speaker and advocate: "It's really hard to not empathize with someone that you have a human connection with." IAN HARVIE, comedian: "It is brave to be yourself." DR. CARYS MASSARELLA, emergency physician: "Being transgender is not biologically hazardous." CARMEN CARRERA, performer and fashion model: "We are one human race. Some women have penises. Some men have vaginas. What's the big deal?" ELEGANCE BRATTON, filmmaker: "There is such a massive gap in understanding between what has been sold as the gay life and what has been the experience of gay people of color." ANDRE ST. CLAIR, actor: "You can refer to me as male or female. As long as you're not doing it disrespectfully, I'll respond." Y-LOVE, hip hop artist: "You can only have unity through diversity. Otherwise, it's just homogeneity." ANDREW SOLOMON, author: "I think there is a tyranny of the norm. . . . But actually what science indicates is that diversity is what strengthens a society or a culture or a species." Also featuring Kristin Russo, Aidan Key, Hida Viloria, Hina Wong-Kalu, Dr. Jonipher Kupono Kwong, Kevin Fisher-Paulson, Dr. John Allen and the Rainbow Support Group, Rabbi Amy Bernstein, Dr. Mark Maxwell and Timothy Young.
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This compilation of interviews to LGBTQI people, asking about their experiences, their own labels and definitions of their identities according to how they identify as, the struggles and good experiences about accepting themselves and learning that beyond all the labels and social constructs we are actually humans.
I can’t tell much about the writing or the characters, this book is not fiction, this book is not made up, this is a book made to help us reflect in our society, in our views and probably impact how we relate to other people, to make a change in our little society and spread the message.
It makes me want to complement it with this little gifset, as a reflection maybe, because we, the non-heterosexuals have had this thought and came a long way to try and find an answer.
Here’s a link to the video, totally worth watching:
So, I give this book 4 stars and I hope you get it and read it, discuss and learn a lot.
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