June 24, 2020

Pride Series - Greg Green

Pride Series - Greg Green

Pride Series Day 24 we talk to Greg Green. Greg Green a trans man from South Carolina. You might remember him from episode 38. Greg graduated from The Citadel in 2006 with a degree in Psychology. After working 5 years as a Police Officer and Firefighter, he began working in the trade business at FedEx. Greg has been a member of Tau Kappa Phi Inc, a non-profit LGBT Greek lettered organization since 2004. During this time, he helped to maintain a space within Tau Kappa Phi for transgender men, Alpha Omega Kappa Fraternity, Inc. serving as the first president of the organization. Greg served as a moderator for a transgender support group at Garden of Grace United Church of Christ.  He has been on the board of South Carolina Equality as the chairman of the Trans Action Task Force. Greg has spoken in Washington DC with the U.S. Department of Justice ; Federal Bureau of Prisons, Dorn VA Hospital, Federal Correction Institution; Edgefield, SC, Federation of Families Summer Summit and various other engagements. He also runs the Transgender Awareness Alliance.

Introduction

 

Pride is supposed to be fun and happy, but we should also remember how pride started. The beginnings of pride were rough for those going through it especially trans people. They struggled to get recognition and rights and as trans people we are still fighting these same fights today. Despite the hard things involved with pride we also need to embrace the part of pride that is fun and exciting. The part of pride that make up all the amazing events that happen around what pride stands for. We have fought hard over the last 50 years and although we still have a long way to go we should cherish pride and what it truly is for. To have fun and celebrate who you are. 

 

Meet Greg Green (he/him/his)

 

Greg Green a trans man from South Carolina. You might remember him from episode 38. Greg graduated from The Citadel in 2006 with a degree in Psychology. After working 5 years as a Police Officer and Firefighter, he began working in the trade business at FedEx. Greg has been a member of Tau Kappa Phi Inc., a non-profit LGBT Greek lettered organization since 2004. During this time, he helped to maintain a space within Tau Kappa Phi for transgender men, Alpha Omega Kappa Fraternity, Inc. serving as the first president of the organization. Greg served as a moderator for a transgender support group at Garden of Grace United Church of Christ. He has been on the board of South Carolina Equality as the chairman of the Trans Action Task Force. Greg has spoken in Washington DC with the U.S. Department of Justice; Federal Bureau of Prisons, Dorn VA Hospital, Federal Correction Institution; Edgefield, SC, Federation of Families Summer Summit and various other engagements. He also runs the Transgender Awareness Alliance. 

 

Podcast Episode

In this episode, we talk about:

-       What pride should be

-       Navigating being POC and trans

-       What happened to the “B” and the “T”?

-       Having fun at pride events

 

Quotables

 

“Pride is just the sense of comfort to be able to be who you are, to be out and to be proud of it.” – Greg Green

 

“I would like to see it change to be more inclusive.” – Greg Green

 

“There is a “T” in LGBT.” – Greg Green

 

Resources

 

Harriet Hancock LGBT Center

http://harriethancockcenter.org

 

Tricounty Gender Benders

http://tricountygenderbenders.com

Gender Benders Upstate

http://genderbenders.org/index.html

 

Find Greg

Transgender Awareness Alliance

https://www.taagg.org/

 

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/MisKonception04

 

 

 

 

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