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Brian Peters, the High School Junior from Oregon who was sent home for wearing a dress to school

Mel White, on Christianity and being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered

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00:00 Introduction
15:13 Question of the Week
18:56 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
32:11 Brian Peters, a junior at Sam Barlow High School in Gresham, Oregon, who made national news when he was sent home from school for wearing a dress. Brian came out at school and identifies as gay and transgender, but has been not allowed to wear t-shirts that identify him as gay. When he protested the T-shirt ban by attending school wearing a dress, make up and heels, he was suspended. Brian talks about the good and bad consequences of coming out, how it has affected his friendships, and how he has been harassed. He also talks about how his parents and teachers deal with him, and how the school's GLBT support group is led by a teacher too conservative to be of real help. Brian reads one of his moving poems to us. His website, where you can read more about his situation, is at
52:15 Special Message
55:03 Boston area (and some national) announcements
61:40 Mel White, author of the best-selling autobiography "Stanger at the Gate: To be Gay and Christian in America." Mel comes out of the closet to give hope to other gay and lesbian Christians to confront the misleading anti-GLBT rhetoric of the radical right. He is a former professor of communications and preaching, former ghost writer for Pat Robertson, Ollie North, and Jerry Falwell, and syndicated columnist. He has authored 16 books (9 best sellers) and produced 53 prize-winning motion picture and TV documentaries. With his partner Gary Nixon urging justice for lesbian and gay Americans, he has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and TV broadcasts world wide, and received the ACLU National Liberties Award.
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