The Transamorous Network and The Case for Trans Athletes

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Tue, 08/21/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join us this week on Tranpositive PDX as we talk with Remy and Perry from Portland's own Transamorous Network on the first half of Transpositive PDX. We will talk about what it means to be trans attracted and what Remy and Perry do with their website, service and weekly podcast and video broadcast to help connect people together. In the second half of the program we will talk to another exceptional Portlander, trans athlete, scientist and advocate Joanna Harper about her recent work featured in the Science Magazine podcast on trans athletes and long term studies on the effects of hormones and why trans athletes should be allowed to compete in their respected gender.


The Transamorous Network and The Case for Trans Athletes

on Transpositive PDX

Tuesday, August 21 6:00pm

KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM

or online at KBOO.FM


Remy Ilmatar and Perry Gruber are co founders of the Transamorous Network, which according to their website, " helps trans-attracted people who find themselves romantically and sexually attracted to transgender people to find their freedom and joy."


The Transamorous Network validates the identities of Transgender Women and Trans Attracted people, showcasing," a unique perspective on transrelationships with a focus primarily on relationships between cis-gender men and transgender women, and the transamorous male."


In the second half of the program we will turn to scientist Joanna Harper, who, according to the website, APS Physics, "By day,(sic) is a mild-mannered medical physicist working in a major medical center in Portland, Oregon. She spends most of her time in radiation oncology, working out how to detect cancer with CTs and MRIs. She does computer simulations of the patient treatment plan and then consults with the oncologists to help them determine the best course of action. “The goal … is to maximize the radiation to the tumor and minimize radiation to the surrounding tissue,” she explains. “There are a number of strategies that can be used to do that.” She also engages in quality assurance of the radiation devices. With a master’s degree in medical physics from the University of Western Ontario, Harper is well-positioned to take on these challenges.


“I hope to change public perception on transgender athletes,” she says. “There is a question of how do we decide who gets into women’s and men’s sports, and I feel strongly at this point that testosterone should be the tool we use to separate male athletes from female athletes. But there is a great percentage of the populace that is skeptical of that idea, and I hope that more research will support the testosterone separation of male and female athletes.”


Transpositive is a monthly program in Portland exploring themes important to those who identify as Transgender, Gender Non Binary and Gender Non-Conforming. Transpositive tries to connect listeners with the ongoing activist, arts, culture, and dialogue happening in Portland and beyond.


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