The Trans And Nonbinary Experience In Vermont

Nov 7, 2018

The experience of transgender and nonbinary Americans has changed significantly in recent decades. Alongside increased visibility is a new federal push to define how transgender people identify. 

But in Vermont these communities face daily questions, from bathrooms to health care to pronouns. We're talking about the transgender and nonbinary experience in Vermont.

Taylor Small, the Pride Center of Vermont's Health and Wellness Director, joins Vermont Edition to talk about the changes and challenges facing Vermont's trans and gender-nonconforming communities.

We'll also hear from Vermonters who attended the 16th annual Translating Identity Conference held at UVM earlier this month.

And we'll hear from Ezra Totten, a 14-year-old boy talking about his experience growing up trans in Vermont, and from his mother Jess Kell, about raising a transgender child.

Resources for transgender Vermonters:

Listen: Team Cranky Queers submission to the KCRW's Independent Producer Project annual radio race in August 2018. Producers were Kate Van Wagner and DJ Llu, with equipment support from 99.3FM WBTV-LP.

Broadcast live on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.