Shortwave | A Transgender Shtetl

Transgender Shtetl

Which side of the proverbial mechitza do you sit on?   This week on Shtetl on the Shortwave, we hear from Dana about coming out as transgender to her Jewish parents and explore issues that come with crossing the gender divide.

Music on the show this week by trans-identified bands:   Antony and the Johnsons, Rae Spoon and Schmekel.  Plus a track off of Songs for the Jewish American Jet Set by Miriam Kressyn and Seymour Rexite called “It’s So Nice to Have a Man Around the House”.

Special thanks to Esmerine,  Shlomo, The Real Tuesday Weld, Gypsophilia and Colin Lynden for all the background music.