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Politics & Government

Stateside 5.4.2016

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In a State of Opportunity special, we take a look at the issues surrounding being young and transgender in Michigan. 

The state is in the midst of a controversy surrounding transgender people’s access to public bathrooms.

It’s a hot-button issue evidenced by the nearly 10,000 people who have filed public comments on the State Board of Education’s draft of voluntary guidelines for schools to meet the needs of their transgender students. By comparison, no other proposals have received more than 40 comments.

It’s an indicator that trans people and trans issues ignite strong emotions. Those emotions can lead to fear and even hate.

Many people have questions about transgender issues that they may be afraid to ask. Today's show hopes to answer some of those questions and help listeners become more information about transgender people and the issues they face.

Listen to and read about the full show, including extended interviews, an audio FAQ, with a number of guests on our State of Opportunity page here