Ellie 2.0 Radio – March 2, 2024

In the A-Block, I revisit a recent featured idealistic organization, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and how it’s now the subject of a “Demand for Information” from Texas Attorney General, who seeks detailed personal information about Texas PFLAG members who are transgender or who have trans kids/youth. This is all about Texas’ plans to outlaw gender affirming care and PFLAG’s efforts to create contingency plans to help its members access care in other states. The Big Interview is with Susan Madsen, Ph.D., who talks about the State of Utah banning DEI trainings in all Utah governmental agencies, including the state’s college system. In my C-Block, I talk about the horror of Nex Benedict’s death after they were beaten in a suburban Tulsa girl’s high school restroom and how OK State Education Supt. Ryan Walters contributed to an atmosphere which made bullying of Nex (a nonbinary human) more likely.