NBC's The Listener: Taking on Trans Youth

Boop... boop.... boop.... look what just popped up on my radar:
NBC's The Listener: Taking on Trans Youth
I've been watching a show on NBC that I haven't heard too much buzz about. The Listener is about a paramedic who can read people's thoughts and uses it to help others. Think "Heroes" without the giant cast and a little more believable (if mind-reading can be believable).

It also doesn't hurt that the lead is easy on the eyes, but that's neither here nor there.

I was catching up on some episodes on the TiVo and was pleasantly shocked at last week's show called "Lisa Says." This particular episode deals with the heavy issues facing trans youth: homelessness, not accepting parents, and lack of medical help. In fact it revolves around a young female to male trans youth, something else that has been rather unheard of on prime-time TV. Read More >
Neat! Since this just barely booped, I haven't watched it yet - but I'm excited to. Apparently the full episode is online here.

I'd watch it now, but it's too late. My eyes are blurring and my brittle, aching bones must be laid to rest. I want to view it while entirely coherent in all its dramatacular glory.



In other radar booping news, earlier this month the Maine Human Rights Commission ruled "that the Orono School Department discriminated against a transgender child by denying her access to the girls bathroom." Wow. Go Maine! Unlike Utah, where a kid can't even wear a kilt to school without being hassled.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads up! NBC's site doesn't let me see the episode due to my location --frustrating, but that happens often-- but I found the whole thing on YouTube. I hope this is well done; that would be awesome.

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  2. Our Russian friend mentioned this the other night when we were at her house.

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  3. genderkid: That is frustrating. How lame. I'm glad that you found it on YouTube though. Suckas!

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  4. Kegg: She did? I swear that I listen to our Russian friend. Or at least I think that I do.

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  5. Hey Mel, you're so on top of tranny representation! i'm grateful someone is. your blog kicks ass. Patty sent me too you. I feel overwhelmed by the amount of cool shit i have to watch and catch up on.. anyway, Congrats on your transition, man, seems like it's going very very well.

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  6. alexdavis: Aw, thanks! I'm glad you're enjoying my transtastic ramble blabber. ;]

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