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Riki Anne Wilchins, author of "Read My Lips" and executive director of the controversial Gender Public Advocacy Coalition, on strategies for advocacy

Julia Query and Vicky Funari, activist filmmakers and producers of "Live Nude Girls Unite," on the sex industry and their effort to unionize strippers

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00:00 Introduction
08:40 Question of the Week
Question: "On Monday's show (2-5-01), During the Twisted Nasty News, Hal used a term "Gend-ar" using it in the same manner as "gay-dar". My friends and I have previously pondered the question of what is a good term for us trannies that would be equivalent and what we came up with is Trans-ponder (as in "that person really sets off my transponder"). I would like to propose this as a suitable term. "
(from Paula Buls, Out and Proud in Austin, Texas)
Question: "I am an 18 year old biological male (heterosexual) who identifies as a 'gender-blender'. I'm having trouble identifying with the Trans community because when I talk to trans people about my identity (only on the Internet because I don't know any) they say I'm "not REALLY trans" even though I consider myself transgender. Is 'gender-blender' a REAL trans identity and am I being "fake" to identify myself as that? Thanks for the help...I love the show."
(from Pat, Washington)
16:32 Nancy's BushWatch (visit for more information)
20:17 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
31:16 Riki Anne Wilchins, author of "Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender" from Firebrand Books, and Executive Director of GenderPAC, the national advocacy group working to ensure every American's right to their gender free from stereotypes, discrimination and violence. We asked Riki what she thinks is the most effective way to advocate for the rights of persons of diverse gender expression and identity, and launched from there into a wide-ranging discussion of the important issues in advocating for the gender rights of all people.
We welcome all activists working on serious gender issues to share their views and efforts with our listeners. If you would like to talk about your efforts and ideas on GenderTalk, please drop us a line.
58:09 Special Message
59:19 Nancy & Gordene ad lib when we lose contact with Cambridge...
61:41 Boston area (and some national) announcements
64:05 At graduate school, Julia Query studied Sociology and Post-Modern Feminist Theory and established a documentary video collective. At 27, she left graduate school to pursue work as a stand-up comic, performance artist and writer. She became a stripper in order to have the time and flexible schedule to write and tour her performance pieces. She is the main character in, as well as the producer of, "Live Nude Girls Unite," an activist documentary film about the attempt by a group of strippers to unionize.
Director Vicky Funari produced and directed the acclaimed non-science feature film Paulina, which screened worldwide and received multiple awards, including a Grand Jury Prize at the 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival. She began film work in 1995 as producer of the documentayr Alternative Conceptions and as assistant director of the fiction feature Working Girls (directed by Lizzie Borden). Funari was drawn to this story because she herself worked at the Lusty Lady in the early 1990s.
89:06 End
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