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Grace Chang, activist, instructor and author of "Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy"

Nick Adams, FTM transperson and entertainment media manager for GLAAD, on the representation of trans people in the media

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00:00 Introduction
07:28 Question of the week
Question: "My question is simply this: what is in the commonly known street drug known as meth or crystal that 'greatly intensifies my feelings and desires to become more and more feminine and to living my life as a female?"
(from M.M. Marre')
17:55 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
31:44 Grace Chang is a Writer and activist on Immigration Rights, women and welfare. She teaches ethnic studies at UC Berkeley, and works on a data center impact research team doing campaign research for social justice. Our topic of conversation is the inaccurate stereotypes faced by, and the reality of, immigrant women's situations, as discussed in her book, "Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy." You know.
57:36 Special Message
58:45 Boston area (and some national) announcements
62:20 Nick Adams is an FTM person who is the entertainment media manager for GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), the GLBT community's leading media watchdog and activist agency. We talked with Nick briefly about GLAAD, and at length about some of the representations of transpeople in the media in recent years.
If you have seen a trans representation on television, in the movies, or in your local newspaper which you find particularly good or bad, Nick and GLAAD are interested in hearing about it. Email Nick with the details at adams@glaad.org
88:14 End
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