Katelyn Burns is a reporter and writer. Currently, she writes for Vox and is the first ever openly trans Capitol Hill reporter. She covers politics, LGBTQ issues, and reproductive health policy. Previously, Burns was the federal policy reporter for Rewire.News, where she covered the U.S. Congress including legislation and federal policy issues. She continues to work as a freelance journalist. Her work has appeared in them.us. The Washington Post, VICE, The Establishment, and Allure. She also wrote a series on toxic call-out culture in online activism for Everyday Feminism.
This weekend was the second time in recent months that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling tweeted comments that have been criticized for being transphobic. Though her stance might seem surprising coming from a beloved children’s author who writes about inclusivity, it starts to make more sense when you look at the state of mainstream feminism in the U.K., where Rowling is from. Today, we’re joined by Vox politics reporter Katelyn Burns to talk about the accusations of transphobia that have been swirling around Rowling for awhile, and what it means when people accuse her of being a TERF.See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.
Katelyn Burns is a young trans reporter covering the White House and Congress in Washington, D.C. But as a young reporter in a changing industry, the future looks uncertain.
The Supreme Court is officially back in session, which means that cases on LGBTQ+ rights and reproductive rights will come before the bench. Katelyn Burns, a freelance journalist covering LGBTQ and reproductive health and rights issues and the first openly transgender reporter on Capitol Hill joins us to talk about the LGBTQ+ cases that the Supreme Court has already heard this term, and the reproductive rights case that will be presented before them in the spring. Support the show (https://www.reprosfightback.com/take-action#donate)
In this episode, Katelyn Burns and Riley Dosh join the show to discuss the state of trans policy in America.  They discuss what policies impacting transgender people have been changed by the Trump administration and why certain issues are so problematic for trans people in today's world. If you enjoy the podcast, please consider supporting us at Patreon.com/neoliberalproject. Patrons get access to exclusive bonus episodes, our sticker-of-the-month club and community Slack. Join today!
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Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States of America
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