Society & Culture

Trans Youth in Oklahoma

podcast March 28, 2024

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In the wake of Nex Benedict’s tragic death, Imara examines the escalating hostility and political attacks on trans kids in Oklahoma. First, she speaks with Oklahoma State Representative Jacob Rosecrants about keeping his trans son out of the spotlight, learning from non-binary state representative Mauree Turner, and what he’s hearing from his conservative colleagues behind closed doors. Next, Imara’s joined by Oklahoma State University researcher and advocate, Amy McGehee, to discuss what families of trans youth are grappling with since Nex Benedict’s death and the importance of creating a sense of safety at home for gender nonconforming kids.

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Trans Advocacy Coalition of Oklahoma (TACO): Instagram (@transadvocacyok)

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TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.

Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. 

Xander Adams is our senior sound engineer and a contributing producer.

Alex Guerra is our social media producer.

Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.

Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records. 

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