Disease, suicide, abuse and discrimination, in many ways all stem from the same disorder- homophobia.
So how do we get to the root of this hate and create an environment where our health, wellness, and human rights are respected and nurtured?
Does it all start with just a little bit love and understanding?
Pete Subkoviak, health advocate, blogger for Lifelube, and policy coordinator at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago joins us to talk about fighting homophobia, in obvious and not so obvious ways. Next week in Chicago, Lifelube is holding a public discussion on fighting hate and bigotry, and they want to hear your ideas on what works.
Pete also shares with us his own experience in being a trans guy, and how he got the support from his family to transition at the young age of 18.
Plus we take a look at some trans guy myths and legends, like why so many guys choose the name Bastain or Sebastian and what part the film “The Never Ending Story” has in choosing that name.
Listen to the podcast.
Check out info on the It's Not Just "Faggot!" forum next Wednesday.