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Daviko Marcel, transman and director of Boston's Transgender Education Network, and partner [name removed by request], on ground breaking research on health care needs for trans persons

Michael Morrill, organizer of the upcoming "Unity 2000 March" in Philadelphia during the Republican National Convention

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00:00 Introduction
11:10 Question of the Week
Is being transgendered really worth it? Sometimes I still think it is wrong no matter how big a part of me it seems to be. How can something be harmless when it causes so much confusion, separation and anxiety in relationships? How could a loving God have saddled me with society's view of being at 'the bottom of the totem pole'; what purpose am I to serve in this world? In a transgendered state, why is it so hard to live my life this way, so much guilt, shame? It just does not seem fair, maybe I am some dirty li'l pervert. (from "struggling with one issue after another")
19:43 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
31:56 Daviko & [name removed by request] are long time activists for social justice who keenly critique racism, classism, and how power is distributed. Daviko is currently the executive director of the Transgender Education Network (TEN,, a GLBT Health Access program of JRI Health) in Boston, providing support and health care services for those transgender persons most at risk. He alo runs the Boston TG film festival, as well as a performance event for transpersons called Transverses. His partner is a professor and longtime educator and researcher.
Daviko tells us about the startling results of new research into the health care needs of transpersons.
64:07 Special Message
64:37 Boston area (and some national) announcements
68:02 Michael Morrill, (a boston native) is the originator and an organizer of "Unity 2000" (see, a gathering of concerned people and community activists at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia on July 30. He tells us about the growing call by a diverse population for economic and social justice and true democracy, that has inspired tens of thoursands to turn out to protest. We talked how the exploitation of the poor is being masqueraded as "globalization"; about the selling of public spaces in Philadelphia to the Republican National Committee; and about the illegal and underhanded pre-emptive arrests of protest organizers. Said Michael: "We must take back our government and our society from those that think that money can buy everything."
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