In THE HUMAN AGENDA, LGBTQI advocate Joe Wenke speaks with some of the community’s leading change agents. In these wide-ranging and probing conversations, amazing people share their personal and professional stories along with their profound commitment to freedom and equality.
GISELE ALICEA, (AKA GISELE XTRAVAGANZA) fashion model: “Transgender people are real people. We have mothers. We have fathers. . . .We have families. We have somewhere that we came from.”
ASH BECKHAM, speaker and advocate: “It’s really hard to not empathize with someone that you have a human connection with.”
IAN HARVIE, comedian: “It is brave to be yourself.”
DR. CARYS MASSARELLA, emergency physician: “Being transgender is not biologically hazardous.”
CARMEN CARRERA, performer and fashion model: “We are one human race. Some women have penises. Some men have vaginas. What’s the big deal?”
ELEGANCE BRATTON, filmmaker: “There is such a massive gap in understanding between what has been sold as the gay life and what has been the experience of gay people of color.”
ANDRE ST. CLAIR, actor: “You can refer to me as male or female. As long as you’re not doing it disrespectfully, I’ll respond.”
Y-LOVE, hip hop artist: “You can only have unity through diversity. Otherwise, it’s just homogeneity.”
ANDREW SOLOMON, author: “I think there is a tyranny of the norm. . . . But actually what science indicates is that diversity is what strengthens a society or a culture or a species.”
Also featuring Kristin Russo, Aidan Key, Hida Viloria, Hina Wong-Kalu, Dr. Jonipher Kupono Kwong, Kevin Fisher-Paulson, Dr. John Allen and the Rainbow Support Group, Rabbi Amy Bernstein, Dr. Mark Maxwell and Timothy Young.
MEET THE AUTHOR
JOE WENKE is a writer, social critic and LGBTQI rights activist. He is the founder and publisher of Trans Über, a publishing company with a focus on promoting LGBTQ rights, free thought and equality for all people. In addition to The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity, Wenke is the author of Looking for Potholes, Poems, The Talk Show, A Novel, Free Air: Poems; Papal Bull: An Ex-Catholic Calls Out the Catholic Church; You Got To Be Kidding! A Radical Satire of the Bible; and Mailer’s America.