The Trans Podcaster Visibility Initiative

Founded in 2017 by Marissa McCool and Callie Wright, the Trans Podcaster Visibility Initiative is a media network of transgender podcasters whose mission is to donate and platform equipment and visibility to new voices in the movement. In this panel discussion, find out how the initiative came to be, what it does, and why trans visibility is podcasting is so important.

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. CDT, Saturday April 14

To submit a question for the Q&A of this panel, please leave a comment below. Questions that are actually questions will receive priority.


Callie Wright is an activist, speaker, and host of The Gaytheist Manifesto, which explores the intersection of the atheist movement and the LGBTQ rights movement. Callie came out as a transgender woman in the summer of 2013, and her mission is to be a voice for the LGBTQ community in the atheist movement, and a voice for secularism in the LGBTQ community.

Marissa Alexa McCool is a podcaster, author, performer, speaker, ​and an LGBT rights/atheist activist. She’s a trans woman, married, partnered, and a parent. She’s the author of five books, including most recently Passing Cars: The Internal Monologue of a Neurodivergent Trans Girl. In February 2016, before she came out, she started the Inciting Incident Podcast. She also started a podcast with co-host of The Gaytheist Manifesto, Ari Stillman, called The Cis Are Getting Out of Hand, which is a trans-specific show using humor and skits to talk about issues that the trans community faces specifically for a trans audience, as opposed to having to do 101 and define and explain everything.

Trav Mamone is a bisexual genderqueer (they/them) writer based in Maryland who focuses on the intersections of social justice and secular humanism. They blog at Bi Any Means and also host the “Bi Any Means” podcast and co-host the “Biskeptical” podcast.

The Trans Podcaster Visibility Initiative
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