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An Interview with Azora Telford

Azora Telford is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult), an ASL Interpreter and an amazing artist. Her recent work,  “Somebody I Used to Know”, is currently being spotlighted on Planet DeafQueer. Azora took some time out of her busy schedule to chat with us. This interview was conducted by Drago via Google Chat.

Thank You for Sign Dancing - NOT!

Thank You for Sign Dancing – NOT!

By John McBride

I’m an interpreter who works on-stage at queer events. Once, after a concert, a hearing dyke came up to me. She said, “Thank you for sign dancing! I don’t know sign, but it’s so pretty – it’s dancing!”

Sign dancing???? She meant well. But like many hearing queers, she had a funny ideas about signed music and interpreters. So here are some thoughts for CTN Magazine’s hearing readers. First, the sad tale of a love gone wrong:

Once upon a time, I had two lovers. One lover was ASL. My other lover was Music. 

Deaf Trans Folks and Allies at the SF Trans March

Deaf Trans Folks and Allies at the SF Trans March

Deaf and hearing trans folks and their allies gathered together at Dolores Park in San Francisco on June 24, 2012, for the annual San Francisco Trans March.  “Trans Generations: Define Your Moment” was this year’s team.