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Monica Helms, transgender activist, about NGLTF's "Creating Change" and TG victim memorial "Day of Rememberance"

Steve Hocker, gender activist, on his research into how representations of transpersons on TV affect our feelings about identity and community

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00:00 Introduction
10:34 Question of the Week
How do you know if you're just a butch lesbian or a man trapped inside a womans body? (from MarkAllen in Ohio)
17:17 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
27:59 Monica Helms, tireless transgender activist and past Director of Operations for It's Time, Arizona, as well as co-Chair for BiNet Arizona. She was co-recipient of the first Arizona Transgender Community Distinguished Service Award, and now serves on the executive board of Georgia Gender Education and Advocacy, as well as a media co-chair for the NGLTF Creating Change conference. She is also coordinating the Atlanta "Day of Remembrance". Monica tells us about the upcoming Creating Change conference in Atlanta, and then we talked about the "Day of Rememberance" events around the US planned for this November.
For more information about Day of Remembrance, contact Gwen Smith at
You can contact Monica Helms at
58:53 Special Message
60:09 Boston area (and some national) announcements
63:28 Steve Hocker, scholar and gender activist working in the area of transgender studies. A native New Mexican of mixed heritage, Steve is currently teaching and doing research on transgender representation at the Annenberg school of communications at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Steve has interviewed countless transpersons about their experience of being on tv talk shows. We talked with Steve about the history of transgender representation on television, and about current representations, including Jerry Springer's trumped-up "wild and wacky relationships of TG people", and how they can be detrimental to young transpersons wondering about their own identity and potential for fulfilling relationships.
87:18 End
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