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Paisley Currah, co-author of the new "Transgender Equality" handbook

Patrick Califia Rice, now-FTM therapist, parent, and queer sex radical author of the re-released "Public Sex"

The interviews with Patrick Califia and Paisley Currah were pre-taped by Nancy & Gordene, who were on vacation for this show's airing. The remainder of the program is hosted by Hal Fuller and Karen Larsen with help from commentator Marcia Deihl.
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00:00 Introduction
03:20 Question of the Week
How did you feel growing up being transgendered as a child? How did your family treat you? How did your friends act in school? How did you feel about being a transgender? Did you wish you were like all the other kids in school? (from Elizabeth in New Jersey)
10:04 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
23:46 Boston area (and some national) announcements
26:15 Special Message
28:07 Nancy & Gordene interview Paisley Currah, one of the authors of the new "Transgender Equality" handbook, a joint publication of the National Gay & Lesbian Taskforce and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Paisley is an associate professor in the department of Political Science at Brookline College at the City University in New York. Paisley identifies as a transgender lesbian.
Browse the NGLTF publications web page
Download the Transgender Equality Handbook (.pdf format)
46:50 Nancy & Gordene interview Patrick Califia Rice, popular queer writer and well-known critic of repressive American attitudes towards sexuality and gender. Patrick's books have been used widely in queer and feminist studies, and hir erotic fiction has inspired a steady following. Hir newly re-released essay collection "Public Sex: The Culture of Radical Sex" revisits some of hir most influential writing.
In this frank and revealing interview, Pat comments on how being a new parent has caused hir to rethink some of the radical positions s/he previously espoused, and expresses regret that some readers may have committed abuses in the name of radical sex.
91:24 End
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