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Transgender In Vermont

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We're talking about issues faced by the transgender community in Vermont.

It's a time of increased visibility for transgender Americans, in popular culture and beyond - from Caitlyn Jenner to Laverne Cox of "Orange is the New Black." And the LGBTQ community is celebrating a big victory, as the Supreme Court makes same-sex marriage the law of the land throughout the country. At the same time, transgender people across America still face huge challenges and risks. At this time of change, we're talking about the issues transgender people face here in Vermont.

We're joined by Gabriella Netsch of Rutland. Also by Xander Long, an 18-year-old Burlington High School graduate and queer and trans advocate. And by Dr. Rachel Inker, who leads the Community Health Centers of Burlington's Transgender Health Clinic.

Also on the show: nine Vermont species are being added to the state's threatened and endangered species list; this list is in addition to the federal threatened and endangered species list. Hillary Hoffman of Vermont Law School joins us to look at how the two laws work, and what it means for landowners or developers who have these species on their property.

Broadcast live on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Some resources from the Pride Center of Vermont:

Pride Center of Vermont Transgender Community Program

LGBTQ Community Calendar

Gender Pride 2015, Julia Serano

For the Gender Pride Book Club

Outright VT-LGBTQ Youth