Episode 213
Jun 12, 2020

This just in: a rollback of protections for trans Americans

We discuss.

A Friday-afternoon story we couldn’t ignore: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new rules Friday afternoon that would effectively exclude trans people from protection against health care discrimination. The news comes amid the pandemic, during LGBT Pride Month and at a time when America is in a fury over systemic oppression of a different sort…. We discuss. But it’s not all dark on this Friday show. We’ll also journey back into the thicket of HBO’s sophisticated/weird branding.

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Molly Wood Host
Donna Tam Interim Senior Producer
Tony Wagner Digital Producer
Marissa Cabrera Producer
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