2 Westford St
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Feb. 15, 7pm at First Parish UU Church 

2 Westford St, Chelmsford, MA 01824 

Here are the podcasts!

This year's theme is: Current LGBTQIA+ Legal Struggles


2020: Current LGBTQIA+ Legal Struggles

CW: Mentions of sexual assault, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia


Chapter 1 ~ LGBTQIA Legal

Length: 37 minutes

Education Attorney Chad Watkins Discusses the legal cases behind LGBTQIA student rights in schools, and gives some guidence to schools on bathrooms, overnight trips, documents, and more.


Chapter 2 ~ Banning Conversion Therapy Nationwide

Length: 42 minutes

On this episode of the LeGaL LGBT Podcast, Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of New York and Mathew Shurka, co-founder and chief strategist of the Born Perfect campaign discuss the fight to ban the harmful and discredited practice of anti-LGBT conversion therapy nationwide.


Chapter 3 ~ Botswana Legalizes Gay Sex

Length: 28 minutes

On this week's Openly podcast we talk to an LGBT+ activist in Botswana just after the country's high court decriminalized gay sex. Then we discuss the challenges faced by bisexual people and what it's like to come out to your parents in India.



Chapter 4 ~ SCOTUS, Discriminatory Agencies, Trans Military Litigation, and More

Length: 43 minutes

Eric Lesh, Executive Director of the LGBT Bar of NY and Professor Art Leonard of New York Law School, discuss three important LGBT rights cases from September.


2019: A Deep Dive into Gender Identity

CW: Some adult language, transphobia, sexual humor in Bonus Chapter 5

Chapter 1 ~ X&Y

Radiolab Presents: Gonads is a multi-episode journey deep into the parts of us that let us make more of us. This episode focuses on the current science of biological sex.



Chapter 2 ~ They/Them

Conversations with People Who Hate Me takes contentious online conversations and moves them offline. In this episode, host Dylan Marron and his guest confront someone who left a rude comment. 




Chapter 3 ~ The Trans Ban

In this episode of Conversations with People Who Hate Me, two Marine veterans with different backgrounds discuss the recent transgender ban in the military.




Chapter 4 ~ Jill Soloway's 'Transparent' Reckoning

Nancy with Tobin Low and Kathy Tu includes Stories and conversations about the queer experience today. In this episode, "Transparent" creator Jill Soloway is interviewed about their experience working on the show. 




Chapter 5 ~ (Bonus) Pronouns

**Contains adult/sexual humor** Natalie Wynn specializes in comedic and educational videos about gender, race, politics, philosophy, and social justice on her YouTube channel named ContraPoints. In this video, Natalie talks about pronouns using different characters.



About Us

Welcome to the second annual Podcast "book" club, hosted by the Welcoming Congregation Committee at First Parish UU Church of Chelmsford. This year's theme is "Current LGBTQIA+ Legal Struggles".

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