Saturday, June 27, 2009

Episode 6: Daniel Karslake - Director/Writer/Producer of FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO








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Episode 6 of Nathan OUTloud features an interview with Director/Writer/Producer– Daniel Karslake.

Daniel Karslake is an award-winning American film director and producer. His last film, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO, premiered in competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and won the Katherine Bryan Edwards Prize for Human Rights at the 2007 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The film also won nine “Best Documentary” audience awards at prestigious festivals across the country, and it was on the short list for a 2008 Academy Award. Sir Ian McKellen recently introduced the film at its UK premiere in London, and it is currently rolling out internationally.



In addition to discussing FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO, Daniel shares his moving coming out story and what moved him to create the movie.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Episode 5: Kim Pearson from TransYouth Family Allies



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In episode 4, I discussed the events from the "Rob, Arnie & Dawn Show" on KRXQ in Sacramento, California that started with the May 28th show. In response to that, along with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Kim Pearson from TransYouth Family Allies lead the effort to ensure that KRXQ and Rob & Arnie be held responsible for the words and tone of their show and their follow-up response.

Kim Pearson is Executive Director/Co-Founder of TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA) and National Board President of PFLAG-TNET. She first directed her energy into GLBT support, advocacy and education as the founder and president of her local PFLAG Chapter when the youngest of her three children came out as lesbian in 2005. Eighteen months later she found herself facilitating that same child's transition to living life as a young man. Fueled by her passion for ensuring respect and equal rights for children like hers she co-founded TYFA, the first and only national organization that supports, educates and advocates exclusively for gender variant and transgender children. In its short history TYFA has provided support to over 100 families, and training to hundreds of GLBT organizations, service professionals and government officials all over the United States. TYFA and their families have been featured on several local/national radio programs, national/regional television and numerous print articles.







You can also find TYFA on facebook.

You can find the story that started this discussion by visiting ketv.com.

For the statement and to listen to the entire show from June 11th that featured Kim and Autumn Sandeen, click here.

To follow the whole story, go to the GLAADblog.

You can find the book discussed on the show "The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals".

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Episode 4: Tom from Ramble Redhead Show & Singer/Songwriter Tom Goss








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Episode 4 features a coming out story and interview with Tom from Ramble Redhead Show. Tom has been doing his podcast for over 4 years and has completed nearly 300 episodes. You can check out all of the podcasts on his website at http://www.rambleredhead.com/. You can also find his podcasts in iTunes.



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Tom Goss' "Back To Love" is a collection of edgy alt/pop songs that are literally about love—not always romantic love, but the many faces of love. He has built on the success of his first national tour with acclaimed singer/songwriter Eric Himan in 2008, as well as the production and release of his first video, which was featured nationally and eventually rose to #2 on MTV LOGO’s The Click List.

"I wanted to create something that was instantly accessible," says Goss. "Something that would touch a wide audience, and something that was fast and clean but also carried a concrete message."

As a gay man, he wanted to deliver a message about societal and religious perceptions of what love means to a gay person, as well as his family’s love and failed love, including the divorce of his parents. Goss also learned a lot from his recently deceased grandfather, whom he says loved his grandmother “more than I have ever seen anyone love.” He adds that “Back To Love” breathes speaks, and aches like nothing I have ever done before.”

Goss, who grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, moved to DC in 2004 to enter Catholic seminary in hopes of becoming a priest. After that didn’t go as planned, Goss later found himself through his charity work and through his partner, and began to make music a full-time ambition. His debut, album, Naked Without, was released in 2006 and was followed by Rise in January 2008.

Goss plans to hit the road in support of Back To Love, delivering the message of his new album to a wide range of listeners. “I want people to listen to "Back To Love" and leave with a sense of hope and love greater than before,” says Goss. “I want to start conversations about love and loss, anger and forgiveness, hope and fear, but most importantly integration, of self and of each other. And at the same time, I want to deliver the best batch of songs that I possibly could.”

You can find more information on Tom’s music and concert dates on his website tomgossmusic.net. "Back to Love" is also available on iTunes. From that we get “Til the End”.



On May 28 radio hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States spent more than 30 minutes making crude and dehumanizing comments promoting child abuse against transgender children. It began when they discussed a story about an Omaha family supporting their transgender child and her transition.

After GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation issued a call to action, the radio station finally called back and promised Rob and Arnie would respond to their offensive segment.

GLAAD also spoke with with radio host Dawn Rossi who defended transgender people on the highly problematic segment.

On their follow-up show, Rob and Arnie failed to apologize for their remarks. GLAAD re-issued the Call to Action, and LGBT advocates made their voices heard through social networking and thousands of people from around the world contacted KRXQ and their advertisers. After nine advertisers pulled their ads, the radio station finally took notice and they suspended the show until Thursday June 11th. For the most up-to-date information visit glaad.org.



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