Trans Pride On Ujima

Today I devoted the whole of my show to the South West’s first ever Trans Pride. I was joined in the studio by Sophie Kelly of the TPSW committee, and Tara Fraser who works with our friends ShoutOut on BCFM.

Our one non-trans guest was Liz Sorapure of Bristol Mind who is helping set up a new helping specifically for trans people. Liz is looking for trans people who would like to be trained up to be helpline volunteers, because it makes a big difference to know that someone with similar life experiences is on the other end of the phone.

I had a whole pile of pre-recorded interviews, mostly from my trip to London last week. These included Ruth Cadbury, MP; Helen Belcher of Trans Media Watch; Jay Stewart of Gendered Intelligence; and journalist, Jane Fae. Obviously they were all talking about the state of the campaign for trans rights.

Later in the show I spoke to Henry Poultney of Off the Record who talked about issues facing young trans people in Bristol.

All of the music on the show was by trans artists. I also included an interview with the headline act from trans pride, Ren Stedman. I played three of Ren’s songs, including a new one he tells me has never been heard in public elsewhere.

Apparently we were off FM briefly at the end of the show. I’m told that there were some power cuts in Bristol and the building that houses our transmitter was hit. Thankfully the studio was OK. Internet streaming was unaffected, and the Listen Again links are fine. My apologies to anyone listening on FM in Bristol. Hopefully you can catch the missing bits of the show via the links below.

You can listen to the show’s first hour here, and second hour here.

The playlist for the show was:

  • I Am What I Am – Amanda Lear
  • What I Have Become – Ren Stedman
  • White Wedding – CN Lester
  • You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Sylvester
  • Grow Up – Ren Stedman
  • Love Will Save the Day – Koko Jones
  • Alfred Parks – Ren Stedman
  • True Trans Soul Rebel – Against Me

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