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Jennifer Levi, attorney for GLAD, on a transgender court victory and more

Alison Phipps on "PCfreeTG", an online support group for FTM TGs and their friends femme and butch

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00:00 Introduction
15:54 Question of the Week
20:50 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
37:05 Jennifer Levi, attorney for GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) tells us about 2 cases involving transpersons. In one case, GLAD helped a transwoman win medicaid funds for removal and reconstruction of her breasts following the failure of her implants (see press release). The other case concerns a transperson who was denied a loan in western Massachusetts after being told to go home and come back in "proper attire". She also provides an update on the recent controversy regarding GLSEN sex educators that resulted in the firing of two educators and resignation of another.
Check out GLAD's "Transgender or Gender Identity Discrimination info"
55:23 Charisse Sebastian (Char_Sebastian@juno.com) with an announcement regarding participation in PRIDE Boston celebration. For more info call 617-520-3350.
59:57 Special Message
60:58 Boston area (and some national) announcements
65:52 Alison Phipps (www.geocities.com/alisonphipps), a lesbian femme living in Britain working on her masters degree in Political theory who is a member of a group of femmes that support and are interested in transgenders. She has done a great deal of work on femme identity, and discusses "butch" identity in regard to TG and FTMs. This group is called "PCfreeTG" and can be found at www.egroups.com/group/pcfreetg.
88:37 End
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