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Michael Brewer, Legal Director of the Colorado Legal Initiatives Project, on Gender advocacy in Colorado

Jessie Shafer, on Colorado Trans Activism and the new "Transgendered Residing In Prisons" (TRIP) journal.

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00:00 Introduction
12:02 Question of the Week
Question: "How could a self-identified transgendered person live peaceably and maintain that identity when the rest of the world is intent obstinate and unproblamatic (problematic? -ed.) in addressing the 'transgender' as him\her and not her\him?"
(from Peter, United Kingdom)
19:56 Nancy's BushWatch (visit for more information)
24:50 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
33:51 Michael Brewer, Legal Director of the Colorado Legal Initiatives Project. We talked with Michael about CLIP's defeat of Colorado's infamous Amendment 2 in a struggle that spanned years and ended with victory in the US Supreme Court. We also talked about the climate for gender-diverse people in Colorado, as well as some current court cases and legislative efforts.
The Colorado Legal Initiatives Project (website maintains a hotline for legal referrals at 303-282-6524 or 877-372-CLIP. While they primarily make referrals within Colorado, thay are also interested in hearing from legal service providers outside of Colorado who would like to be on their referral list.
63:20 Special Message
64:34 Boston area (and some national) announcements
68:25 Jessie Shafer, Board Member of Denver's Gender Identity Center, GenderPAC and Equal Rights Colorado. We talked with Jessie, a 'behind the scenes' activist, about Denver's Gender Identity Center, as well as corporate sponsorship of the Colorado Gold Rush conference. We also talked about her new "TRIP Journal" for Transgendered Residing In Prisons, a first-ever journal that answers a profound need.
The Gender Identity Center (website can be reached at 303-202-6466 (fax: 303-202-2050) or by email at
91:50 End
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