Essential Pittsburgh
10:58 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Monday Rundown: Profiling Pittsburgh's Transgender Communities

Looking at the challenges and discrimination faced by transgender people in Pittsburgh
Credit Heather McClain / 90.5 WESA

These topics air Monday June 2, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. Join the conversation LIVE between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002.  

Mike Fleck

State Rep. Mike Fleck, Pennsylvania's first openly gay legislator, says he still will appear on the ballot in November's general election, even though he lost the Republican nomination in the primary. John Micek, long time capitol reporter and now editor of the editorial and opinion pages for the Patriot-News and PennLive joins us to discuss the latest developments related to this story.

Transgender in Pittsburgh

This year's Pittsburgh Pride Week will have the most extensive spotlight on the transgender population so far. We'll talk with Jessica McGuinness, a former EMT who transitioned over the last ten years from male to female. Joining the conversation is Post-Gazette reporter Mike Fuoco who profiles six local transgender people for a series on the transgender population.

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