If you don’t know DemocracyNow!, you should (and now you know). The radio and TV show, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan González, consistently provides excellent news coverage of the most important, and often least reported stories, AND brings you the voices of great guests, AND provides transcripts of their shows, AND provides Spanish language translation of their shows.
On Friday, the show had a segment entitled ” ‘Empowering, So Brave’: Trans Activists Praise Chelsea Manning, Raise Fears over Prison Conditions.” Goodman talks to Lauren McNamara, a transgender activist and Manning online confidant as well as Chase Strangio, a staff lawyer at the ACLU and former Sylvia Rivera Law Project attorney. You can watch the entire video clip and read the entire transcript over at DemocracyNow!’s website here. (Just click the “show full transcript” at the bottom of the page.) Needless to say, Goodman has no trouble using the correct pronouns when talking about Chelsea and, unlike other media, has the professionalism to call her “private.”