Looking past our own shores:
We'll be talking with Aria Sa'id, executive director for the Transgender Cultural District, in Compton. From her website: "Prior to her new role as Executive Director of the Compton’s Transgender Cultural District, Ms. Sa’id served as LGBT Policy Advisor for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. Preceding her work in policy, she served as Director of Programs & Policy at the nationally acclaimed, St. James Infirmary- a peer based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers.
The cultural district was founded in 2017 by the group with a mission to create a hub of social, cultural and economic opportunities for transgender and gender non-conforming communities. In addition the cultural district aims to prevent the displacement of transgender residents, address housing stability and employment disparities of transgender people of color, and more. Named after the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots–the first documented TLGB civil rights uprising in the United States–the Compton’s Transgender Cultural District is the first legally recognized transgender district in the world. It is also an effort founded by queer and transgender/gender nonconforming community members to honor the rich legacy of transgender women who continue to be at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQIIA+ equality."
Next, we'll talk with Queer Ontaro's Nick Mulé will talk with us about the No Pride in Policing Coalition, and Pride Toronto's vote against allowing police participation in the 2019 Pride parade.