2015 Global Thinkers Jim Obergefell and Andreja Pejic discuss divisions in the queer community and the scourge of P.C. culture
- By Amanda SilvermanAmanda Silverman is a story editor, print, for Foreign Policy. Before joining FP, she was an editor at The New Republic, where she worked on special projects and managed the print magazine. Amanda also spent two years at the political polling and consulting firm Benenson Strategy Group. She holds a degree in English and history from Georgetown University.
In this week’s Global Thinkers podcast, model Andreja Pejic and real estate salesman Jim Obergefell, who was the lead plaintiff in the seminal gay marriage case last year, discuss how to deal with the attention of becoming public figures—and why it doesn’t bother them when people stop them for a selfie.
About the participants:
Andreja Pejic is a 2015 Global Thinker and model. Born in Bosnia, she was scouted when she was just 16, living in Australia as a refugee, flipping McDonald’s burgers. She was assigned male at birth, but has long identified as female. In 2015, she became the first openly transgender model to be profiled by the American edition of Vogue. Follow her on Twitter: @andrejapejic.
Jim Obergefell is a 2015 Global Thinker, activist, and real estate tradesman. He was the lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, one of America’s most significant civil rights suits, after he wanted to be recognized on the death certificate of his husband, whom he wed in 2013. The Supreme Court finally ruled on his case last summer, deeming same-sex marriage as constitutional in a 5-4 vote. Follow him on Twitter: @JimObergefell.
This podcast was recorded at FP’s annual Global Thinkers celebration in Washington, D.C.
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