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Lauren & Genita McGonagle talk about Lauren's bigenderism and their relationship

Bobbi Williams/George Wilkerson talks about his new book, "Me & Bobbi & the Gyrls"

Jennifer Levi tells us about two new groundbreaking trans-affirming court and human rights rulings

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00:00 Introduction
07:07 Question of the Week:
When is self-medication of hormones justified? (from Stasha, Cherry Hill, NJ)
30:46 Lauren & Genita McGonagle: Lauren is a transperson who has been living mostly as a woman since 1991 with the loving support of her partner Genita. They have been featured a number of times in IFGE's Transgender Tapestry magazine, and have done volunteer work in the trans community, particularly with couples. They have also been doing volunteer work at IFGE for 5 or 6 yrs. IN Genita's words, "If you love someone, you love someone, not the clothes they wear." Lauren & Genita talk about Lauren's gender and their longtime relationship.
19:41 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
50:15 Bobbi Williams/George Wilkerson is the author of "Me and Bobbi and the Gyrls," a book of essays and short stories drawn from Bobbi's column on Transgender Forum. George spent two years doing stand-up comedy and for three years was a lead writer for a group comedy and music show in Austin, Texas, called "Esther's Follies". Presently s/he is the newsletter editor and secretary of the Transgenderists Independence Club, an educational and support group which has been in existence in the NY Capital District for more than 30 years. George/Bobbi is currently working on a mystery novel titled 'Transfixed.' S/he also teaches an online course on 'The American Short Story' for The New School
63:57 Special Message
65:02 Boston area (and some national) announcements
69:28 Jennifer Levi is an attorney for the Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, who lately has helped obtain some highly favorable rulings on behalf of transpersons. Jennifer tells us about the favorable rulings in the Brockton, Massachusetts case where a young transperson was prevented from going to school for wearing a dress. Jennifer also tells us about the Human Rights Commission opinion in Connecticut which effectively makes Connecticut the second state to provide statutory protections to transgender people.
90:38 End
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