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Kathleen and Diana Hester, mother and sister of murdered transsexual Rita Hester, mourn their loss

Gwen Smith speaks about the origin of and activites on the Day of Remembrance

Janis Walworth, author of "Transsexual Workers: An Employment Guide", briefs us on transsexual employment issues

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00:00 Introduction
xx:xx Question of the Week:
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06:17 Katie Herzig, member of the Day of Remembrance planning committee in Boston tells us about Boston's Day of Remembrance event planned for the following evening, and about the coalition of people who were organizing the event. Katie is also a member of the Transexual Menace and Lesbian Avengers.
13:16 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
26:25 Song: "In Memory of Rita" (by Nancy Nangeroni)
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30:24 Kathleen Hester, mother of murdered transsexual Rita Hester, speaks heartbreakingly of the love between herself and Rita, whom she refers to as "my son".
Diana Hester, Rita's sister, makes an appeal for help in finding Rita's killer. The Hesters have offered a reward of $5000 for information leading to the arrest of Rita's killer.
Rita Hester was brutally stabbed to death in her own apartment in Brighton, Massachusetts late on the night of November 27, 1998. No killer or motive has ever been found.
43:06 Special Message
43:35 Gwen Smith, creator of the "Remembering Our Dead" website that memorializes those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, tells us all about the Day of Remembrance, a nationwide event. Gwen is a tireless community activist, writer, web designer and historian. This year memorial events were held in 14 cities across the United States to honor these individuals. The date of the event, November 28th, was chosen to honor Rita Hester, whose murder kicked off the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999.
61:18 Boston area (and some national) announcements
68:42 Janis Walworth, co-founder (with her partner Michele Kammerer) of the Center for Gender Sanity, and creator of the Full Circle of Women conference (now in its 7th year), is the author of two books on transitioning in the workplace: "Working with a Transsexual: A Guide for Coworkers" and "Transsexual Workers: An Employer's Guide." Janis works as a consultant to employers with transsexual workers. In our interview, she reviews the basic employment issues that arise for transsexuals and their employers.
89:51 End
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