Sitting Down with Tranpa: an Interview with Buck Angel

Yale. I spoke at Yale many moons ago. It was very controversial as it was for sex week, I had a lot of push back. But in the end it was a big success. 

I spoke with the Yale Herald again this past week. I think the interview is great as we got to touch on elders and a new generation. Very important to me.

KK: How do you perceive the sort of fluidity in the younger community?

BA: I think it’s important, I think it’s awesome. I think it’s going to help so many people, but I’m also going to tell you that it has divided our community on an unhealthy level. We took the word transgender, which used to just mean one basic thing, and we turned it into an umbrella term. When you take a term that is so specific and hide all of these identities under it, everyone who is gender non-conforming all the way over to FtM [people who medically transition from female to male], and then tell them all to call themselves trans, people are going to start arguing over who is trans and who isn’t.

Read the whole interview here: Yale Herald Buck Angel Interview