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Julie Johnson, chairman of the board for the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) and former board member for GenderPAC, on national transgender representation

Riki Anne Wilchins, founder and executive director of the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition, on inclusion, collaboration and strategy

Kate Davis, filmmaker, on her new documentary feature film "Southern Comfort", a powerful story of trans love and cancer

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00:00 Introduction
xx:xx Sorry, no Question this week
10:24 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
20:18 Julie Johnson, chairman of the board for the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) and recently resigned board member for GenderPAC, voices some of her concern about GenderPAC's move towards broader gender activism and advocacy. GenderPAC. She also tells us a little bit about the new "Transgender Scholarship Education Legacy Fund " (TSELF) created by IFGE.
41:42 Special Message
43:04 Riki Anne Wilchins, founder and executive director of GenderPAC, the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition. GenderPAC is the leading federal-level advocacy organization advocating for the rights of all persons who find themselves disadvantaged because of their gender. Riki answers some of the criticisms and questions aimed at GenderPAC, and describes her organization's strategy and direction, as well as specific efforts and initiatives.
61:37 Boston area (and some national) announcements
65:09 Kate Davis is the award-winning producer/director of a documentary film entitled "Southern Comfort" which follows the final year in the life of female-to-male transsexual Robert Eads, who died in 1998 of ovarian cancer. The documentary is generating rave reviews and is sure to be a hit at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. We talked in depth with Kate about this work, from the personalities involved to her motivations and intentions.
"Kate Davis has created what must be one of the most remarkable documentaries of our times about gender, family, and love relationships. ... Raw, emotional, and provocative, Southern Comfort is a moving and illuminating examination of gender and the human spirit that will surely open minds as it opens hearts. "
- from the blurb by Shari Frilot on the Sundance web site
87:30 End
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