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Mia Anderson, producer/director of "Drag Kings, Sluts & Goddesses," on gender, race, and her theatre production.

Phyllis Frye, on how the Texas Littleton vs. Prange court ruling is badly flawed and will adversely affect hundreds of thousands of people

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00:00 Introduction
12:50 Question of the Week
22:24 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
35:24 Mia Anderson, director and producer of "Drag Kings, Sluts & Goddesses: Wild Thing." Mia, a graduate of the New England Theatre Conservatory, talks about how the show was inspired by drag king balls in Washington, DC and San Francisco. We talked with her about the lack of theatre roles for queer women of color. Mia has brought together a cast of primarily african american women, but also other racial and ethnic groups, with a wider age range than usually found in theater. She talks about how her group got bumped from a rented space at a prominent gay club in Boston because someone complained the show was "too erotic." Mia says her intention with the show is to "educate, agitate, and challenge."
52:33 Special Message
53:51 Boston area (and some national) announcements
60:06 Phyllis Randolph Frye, (prfrye@aol.com), long time transactivist, law professor, founder of the International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment, and one of the attorneys for Christie Littleton. In a landmark case, Littleton was defeated in Texas court by an insurance company that successfully defended against her malpractice suit in the death of her husband by asserting that, since she is a (post-op) transsexual, she isn't a woman, and so she wasn't legally married, and cannot file suit on behalf of the deceased. The flawed decisionwhich breaks at least one Texas lawwould not only condemn transsexuals (at least in Texas) to gender hell, but, according to Phyllis, will adversely affect hundreds of thousands of non transsexuals, far beyond most expectations. Phyllis is part of a team of attorneys working on the case; for more information on the Littleton case, please visit christie.womynweb.net
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