Ashley talks with Princess Rivulet and James Cook about her run for North Adams City Council and how we use Compassion, Education, and Love to spread the message of Liberty.
February 28, 2021
In Episode 8, host David Valente speaks with Ashley to discuss how love sets her apart in the dog-eat-dog world of politics, and her run for City Council of North Adams.
February 14, 2021
Host Derek Britton talks with Ashley about how love and compassion should lead the conversation of Liberty, Outright Libertarians, and the work Ashley is already doing in her local community.
January 28, 2021
"Nevertheless, Ashley Shade, a member of the Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition’s board of directors, sees a constitutional amendment, though more difficult to pass, as the only way to ensure permanent protection.
She wants to see the Biden administration not just pay lip service to LGBTQ+ rights, as she believes some past administrations have, but to prioritize those issues, including to decriminalize sex work.
'We also need to understand that transgender people, because of their lack of economic opportunities, will do other things for work, such as sex work,' said Shade, of North Adams. 'That’s another way that we could help the community, to stop throwing them in jail for trying to earn money, as long as [the work involves] two consensual adults.'"
Watch Ashley's feature in this all-day online peace rally, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's contributions to the nonviolence movement.
January 19, 2021
Ashley joins guest Host Dan Fishman to talk about the first 11 days of 2021 in our country and future opportunities for the Liberty movement.
January 11, 2021
Join People for Liberty and the Outright Libertarians for this live-streaming townhall meeting featuring leaders from the liberty movement and Libertarian candidates answering questions from members of the LGBT+ for Jo Jorgensen Group.
October 21, 2020
Ashley teaches us that liberty is important for all people and that even if we don't agree with each other on everything, simply respecting each other's existence can go a really long way! She also talks about the importance of gun rights and self-defense for all people.
Aug 14, 2020
Ashley Shade, member of the board of directors for the Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition and North County facilitator for the Berkshire Trans Group, said that this court case expressed a central right of each person to work without fear of losing their job unfairly.
"All people should have the same rights and ability to work. Their orientation or gender shouldn't matter at all," Shade said. "Your gender or your sexual orientation have absolutely nothing to do with whether or not you can perform a job."
"Lawmakers mark Transgender Day of Remembrance..."
Ashley Shade leads a candlelight vigil on the steps of Pittsfield City Hall in Pittsfield, Mass., during the third annual Berkshire Trans Day of Remembrance.
Nov 20, 2019
Ashley Shade, who ran for City Council in North Adams this year, said privilege is different for her.
"I'm 6-foot-3 and used to play football," Shade said. "I've never had someone come up to me and insult me to my face."
Critics, she said, insult her online.
Before the election this month, Shade said, she received plenty of messages from individuals saying "stupid things."
But it was one message from a Donald Trump-supporting Christian conservative that stood out to her.
The man told Shade that he voted for her because she's "the voice of reason," she said.
"That's what we have to get to," Shade said. "We need to learn to treat people with respect and dignity, whether we agree with them or not."