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Special Focus on Relationships:

Longtime trans community support organizers Linda & Cynthia Phillips on dealing with the personal transgender issues in their relationship

CD community organizers Jane Ellen & Mary Fairfax, on how trans issues enhance their relationship, and their work with cross dressers and their families

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00:00 Introduction
Lupercalia, also known as Valentine's Day
09:33 News off the Top
Feds Pay TV Networks for anti-drug scripts
First TS elected MP calls for social progress
14:00 Question of the Week
18:09 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
30:07 Gordene MacKenzie reads from "The Case of Mistaken Identity, Part 3: Drag Racing or My Drag Detective Body" by Gordene MacKenzie & Nancy Nangeroni (froma serial published in Transgender Tapestry magazine)
35:03 Linda & Cynthia Phillips, longtime trans community support organizers and resources, founders and operators of the Texas T Party, for 10 years one of the leading transgender gatherings. Linda and Cynthia talk about their relationship, how the issues they have had to deal with are unique to their relationship, and how they reconciled Linda's gender issues withing their committed partnership. Cynthia talks about how Linda/Jim's trans issues brought them closer together by dealing with their issues as a team at a time when there was virtually no outside support available. Linda talks about her feelings and the gender issues she was exploring for herself.
54:18 A poem by Hal Fuller
56:31 Boston area (and some national) announcements
61:41 "Pawing My Way to Your Heart" by Nancy Nangeroni
64:59 Jane Ellen & Mary Frances Fairfax (jeftris@aol.com) on crossdressing and their relationship, and their work in the crossdressing and transgender communities. Mary talks about how she feels about Jane's crossdressing, and about SPICE, Spouses and Partners International Conference for Education, that they co-founded. Jane talks about Tri-Ess, the leading organization for heterosexual crossdressers, spouses/partners and families, of which Jane is Board Chairperson.
We also talked with them about activism, and Jane said (at 75:05): "The hardest thing we have to do with crossdressers is to get them to own transgender people's struggle for human rights. There's a tendancy among crossdressers to say 'Oh well, if the going gets tough I can always flee back into my masculine identity, and this is primarily for the other transgendered people. This is absolutely as wrong as wrong can be. Tri-Ess and crossdressers organizations and wives need to work shoulder to shoulder with every other transgender activist and organization to get what I call Human Rights. This is not a radical cause or a left-wing cause or a right-wing cause, it's a human cause."
Contact: Tri-Ess, 8880 BelAir Boulevard, PMB 104, Houston, TX 77036
Email: jeftris@aol.com
87:55 End
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