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LISTEN: Understanding Transgender Issues

Jan 27, 2014

Monday on Connections, we discussed the suicide of inventor Dr. Essay Anne Vanderbilt and the ramifications for the transgender community.

ESPN’s Grantland.com ran a story about Dr. V earlier this month; she committed suicide after the ESPN writer uncovered her transgender status and said he would write about it.

We welcomed two guests in studio: Scott Fearing, the Executive Director of the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley, and Rowan Collins, a student at Nazareth who is transgender. On the phone we spoke with Christina Kahrl, an ESPN baseball writer who is transgender, and who wrote a scathing critique of the Grantland piece. You can listen to the entire program by clicking on the "Listen" link at the top of this story.